Thread: Telesquirts & Hose loads
05-13-2000, 04:43 PM #1Aerial 131Firehouse.com Guest
Telesquirts & Hose loads
What kind of rear engine hose loads is everyone using when a Telesquirt 50' is positioned there as well?
Presently we are running LDH 4" 800 feet, 2.5" 800 feet, and 2 100' 1.75 with a gated wye.
I am really looking for how the hose 4" & 2.5" go into the bed and then can deploy neatly without hanging up on the Telesquirt pedestal area.
05-14-2000, 12:19 AM #2LHS'Firehouse.com Guest
1200' 5" and a 300 foot 3" bomb line
05-14-2000, 09:37 AM #3Aerial 131Firehouse.com Guest
Thanks LHS, but how does the hose go into the bed so it will deploy smoothly, with the opening much smaller than a normal hose bed (from 3' to about 12-16") and fittings hanging up on the Telesquirts pedestal area there must be a way to put in in so it will come through the opening better.
05-14-2000, 06:58 PM #4LHS'Firehouse.com Guest
We've owned the rig for 11 years, a Pierce the 5" vomes off one side, it sits two widths wide, never had a problem. The bed width at the tailboard is 19 inches, what's your? We do load the couplings at the cross lay end of the bed so they won't flip and pull straight.
05-19-2000, 10:52 PM #5Hammerhead338Firehouse.com Guest
We have a 1988 Pierce 50 foot telesquirt. We have 800 foot of 5 inch and 400 foot of 3 inch hooked to a ground monitor. Like LHS said we put the couplings to the front, and we also have it 2 sections wide.
Have a good day and be safe.
05-20-2000, 11:43 PM #6Aerial 131Firehouse.com Guest
Thanks to all for the assist in trying to get this better. We all love the Telesquirt and have alwasy done what you all suggested in keeping the fittings in-line and to the front(cab) of the bed. We were kind of hpoing that someone had figured out a beeter tool to use. Thanks Don
05-23-2000, 07:38 AM #7LT trk106Firehouse.com Guest
I dont know if this will help, but here goes. We have a 1974 ALF with a 50ft. Tele-Squrt. about 10 yrs. ago we had a metal skid plate installed on the edge of the turntable. It is really just a piece of metal attached to the floor of the hose bed standing up like a wall around the side of the turntable. Since it is not connected to the turntable, it does does not interfere with the operation of the Squrt.
It has worked VERY well for us . We have not had a coupling get stuck under the table since we installed it. We also run with our 5" two sections wide. We carry 600', and 1000' of 2 1/2".
Hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by LT trk106 (edited May 23, 2000).]
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