Thread: Homemade rigs
12-30-2000, 12:22 AM #1duback66Firehouse.com Guest
A lot of time on a nat. cover fire in the woods our brush rig is too big to get into a lot of places. A smaller rig about the size of an ATV would be just the ticket. Problem is, anything commercial is too darn expensive. Has anyone built a brush rig or something, say a small jeep or something that carries 50-100 gal. of water that works well?
12-30-2000, 12:54 AM #2RxFireFirehouse.com Guest
What about one of those poly tanks on the tail of the atv, with a small Honda or Shindawa pump and "toy hose" (that pencil hose used alot for mop-up). I think Forestry Suppliers just about has the complete set-up. You might want to speak with the Buffalo River Fire Use Module, down at Buffalo National River as they run a few atv's.
01-01-2001, 09:51 PM #3AFFFFirehouse.com Guest
The area where I am from one of the local hand crews have a ATV. This ATV has six wheels, a 55 gallon tank, a small pump and some compartments. They use both one inch and 5/8 inch hose and it also carries small hand tools and water bladders. This unit The ATV its self is made by Polaris. It works very well in tight areas.
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