Our Department is still looking for small, hand operated spreaders/cutters that we can place on our Pumps (Engines) as a suppliment to our heavy hydraulic tools (carried only on our Rescue Units). Recently, I saw an advertisement for the HURST "EK COMBO" and "HP COMBO" tools. Never seen them before, so....is anyone using these tools and what has your experience been with them?
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08-18-2000, 06:58 PM #1DieselFirehouse.com Guest
HURST EK COMBO or HP COMBO Tools...
08-18-2000, 11:23 PM #2larescueFirehouse.com Guest
The EK-Combo has a built-in 24 volt battery, good for about 30 minutes. A one hour back-up battery comes loose in the case along with charger and pigtails. A 12 inch spread with 18,000lbs. of force and a cut force of 60,700lbs.
I have used it for structural forcible entry and cracking open cars.
Its very effective on chain, cable, padlocks, window bars and rebar. I suppose it would have a good application for RIT teams as well.
Doing door removals on vehicles, I usualy attack the hinge side of the door first. I have found that if the metal tears at the door or pillar-post it can cut the hinges.
08-21-2000, 06:36 PM #3MedicResQFirehouse.com Guest
If you have the room look at a Pheonix(SP) 25/35 (28 inch opening and wiight 35lbs) best combi tool around works with hurst pumps and since it cuts you also get ISO points
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