Thread: Nike Hydraulics

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    Question Nike Hydraulics

    Any one here use a Nike system? Been to the web and spoke to them. Just wondering if anyone out there has worked with it and your thoughts on the systems and operation. I have worked with some of the others HRT, Hurst, Lukas etc at training camps. Just wondering about the Nike.

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    Nike, as in, the shoe people?

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    I guess that would be a "nope" from the DAWG. Unless HRT, Lukas and Hurst are making running shoes.

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    We don't use their pumps, but are using one of the hand spreaders. We carry one on each truck, works well for popping hoods at car fires and for forceable entry. I do know that we had some difficulty in getting them, customer service wasn't the greatest, maybe something to consider.

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    We have several sets of the Nike hand operated spreaders and cutters, and used them as a back-up to our heavy hydraulics for many years. Unfortunately, our experience has not been a positive one. We've found them to be unreliable, and subject to frequent failure (O rings). Our experience with service on these has been that it is virtually non-existant, to the pont where in the last several years, we haven't even bothered to send them out anymore. We've just finished selecting another hand operated combi-tool to replace the Nike's and will be placing these in service shortly.
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    Make good shoes, but rescue tools suck!!
    Begin with the end in mind.

    Be safe out there!!

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    HotDog: could you be a little more specific with "suck". I need to know what experience you've had with this tool system.

    Thanks Andy

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    Well, we actually never used them on a vehicle. Had a demo set brought in to the station prior to purchase of our latest set of tools...you know, have to look at all options when its a municipal purchase. Anyway, dealer was ignorant of the tool, tools appeared cheap, and the warranty sucked. Went to the bottom of the list like a rock. Never cut anything with them but they felt cheap in your hands. I guess they would beat nothing, but sure am glad we didn't buy them!!

    Another thing we considered was the fact no one in the area owned a set...customer service would have been a factor, especially when the salesman couldn't answer most of our questions. Hope this helps.
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    Begin with the end in mind.

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