Thread: Skid-type CAFS

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    Question Skid-type CAFS

    My department is currently looking to purchase a large skid-type wildland truck. Due to our grant process, it must have the following:

    All wheel drive
    500 gallons of water

    We decided it should also have a CAFS system in addition to other things.

    We are looking at the Chevy/GMC 5500 4-door chassis. In the AWD version the GVW is 19,500.

    Can anyone share any experiences with skid type CAFS units?

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    New England


    We've had good luck with Snuffer. We run a 45cfm/130gpm pump on the back of a F550, with 300gals water and 20gals foam.
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    New Rockford, ND


    My department is looking at something much the same as what you are. As for the CAFS unit I would go Waterous or Darley (my opinion). I have researched several brands of self-contained CAFS units to a component level and if my department purchases, it would likely be one of those two. Although, there are several others to look at: Snuffer, Mertz, CET, Robwin...and some I am sure that I missed. You may also want to look at some of the units that are comming out with the air pump being run off of the truck engine.

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