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    Default Mounting Stokes basket on engine?

    I'm trying to figure out a way to mount a Stokes basket on our engine. The only space available would be over the front end of the hosebed. Anyone have any ideas on mounting?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Default Pics coming

    I'll be back onduty Thursday and i will get some pics we have stokes on all three engines. We had a local fab shop custom build some brackets, the pics will explain it all.

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    We mounted ours on top of the crosslays over the pump panel. We have a treadbrite lid over them and mounted the stokes to the top of it. Pretty convenient spot and out of the way at the same time. I'll try and get a photo

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    Been there done that have the t-shirt. Get some stainless U-Channel. Drill your holes where you want to bolt the channel down. Use panhead machine screws, and counter-sink the holes in the channel so that the screws go down flush so that they don't rub up against (and wear on) the basket.

    You can get those t-handle "keeper" pins- the ones with the push-button release to keep the basket down, or even tie it down with a ratchet strap.
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    Still looking for pics if anyone can help.

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    Default Stokes Mounting

    No Picture's, just an idea.
    Fabricate a horizontal aluminum compartment lenghtwise along the hose bed the height and width of the stokes. Place the hose on top of the newly created compartment with whatever flooring you use. This is similar to how ground ladders are stored on some apparatus. This compartment could also be vertical at the edge of the bed. Be sure to put a net or door at the opening so as to not loose it. I have seen this before but cant find any pictures. The additional height of the hose should be relatively minor.

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    Hello All,

    We added an additional divider to our hose beds. This allows us to put he stokes in on it's side. We didn't remove or diminish the amount of hose we carry. It just made the bed of the hose a little higher.

    It works nice for us and is easy to get to. And it is stowed safely with a vel-crow strap across the opening and fixed piece of metal at the other end to prevent it from sliding in to far.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Stokes on an Engine

    We purchased a break-apart stokes from Junkin. The 2 halves nest together and fit in a side compartment. We have it on the floor of the compartment with our RIC stuff piled inside. Pull it out, join the 2 halves with 4 pins and you are in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xchief23 View Post
    I'm trying to figure out a way to mount a Stokes basket on our engine. The only space available would be over the front end of the hosebed. Anyone have any ideas on mounting?

    Thanks in advance.

    Are you running with a four door closed cab?

    Mount the thing on the cab roof.

    It isn't used that many times.

    It's there, but out of the way.
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