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    Question Mercedes Textiles - Future Line Hose

    Is anyone out there using Mercedes Textiles, Future Line Brand fire hose? If so, what are your thoughts and experience with it?

    I'm about to equip a new pumper and quint with hose, and our salesman is reccomending this brand for a double jacket, rubber coated 1-3/4 line. I have not used or seen this previously, but it is lighter and slightly cheaper than the rubber jacket stuff we have traditionally used.

    Just looking for some testimonials either way. Thanks.
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    Never used the hose...but...

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    We use it at the volunteer department that i'm on and we cant keep the stuff on the truck every time we use it we got to take a length or two off because its FULL of pin holes the last length we took off looked like it was weeping forestry hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell View Post
    Is anyone out there using Mercedes Textiles, Future Line Brand fire hose? If so, what are your thoughts and experience with it?

    I'm about to equip a new pumper and quint with hose, and our salesman is reccomending this brand for a double jacket, rubber coated 1-3/4 line. I have not used or seen this previously, but it is lighter and slightly cheaper than the rubber jacket stuff we have traditionally used.

    Just looking for some testimonials either way. Thanks.


    If this hose is so great, ask the salesperson to lend the department some to test. Then test the heck out of it and see if it was the saleperson says.

    We never believe them anyway. We wanted the to supply some hose, nozzles, gloves, helmets, coats, etc to test ourselves but we would buy.

    If they say no you have to buy it, tell the Bye!
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    Mercedes is a canadian company and to be quite honest if the same people are there I wouldn't buy diddly from them, the most hateful factory guy, even got to using foul language. Go with Jaffery from ATI, an american company and has a great warranty.
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    Marty, Never heard of them, or their hose. I'm with Capt. Oldtimer on this......
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    If this hose is so great, ask the salesperson to lend the department some to test. Then test the heck out of it and see if it was the saleperson says.

    We never believe them anyway. We wanted the to supply some hose, nozzles, gloves, helmets, coats, etc to test ourselves but we would buy.

    If they say no you have to buy it, tell the Bye!
    If you're just equipping one pumper with an NFPA/ISO load of hose who is going to give you freebies to trash? Sure not the case in this area. If you're talking a few thousand ft then perhaps. Same for other gear, if you're looking t buy hundreds could get a demo. Not when you're shopping for 10pcs.

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    Just cut to the chase and look at this company. -->> http://www.niedner.com/

    If you are in the US stay with US companies.

    Check around other departments in your area and see what they are using. Get their pros and cons on their hose.
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    He is in Canada...

    That being said, if money was not an issue I would be specing High Combat for the attack lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    He is in Canada...

    That being said, if money was not an issue I would be specing High Combat for the attack lines.
    That is a good hose line too.
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