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    Can anyone post pictures of how you mounted your HRT equipment in cabinets? Thank you

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    I am sure the light bulb will come one soon. What is HRT equipment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    I am sure the light bulb will come one soon. What is HRT equipment?
    Hydraulic rescue tools (Hurst, Holmatro, etc)

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    I'll try later, I have tons of pics from a bunch of rescue-pumpers as we're looking at the best way as well.

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    REF: http://www.plastixplustx.com and link to new products

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    if you have HURST i would avoid using plastic at ALL costs. the fluid that is used in them degrades (best word thought of) plastic. if hurst fluid is spilled onto turtle tile, in a month or so, you will have a pile of melted plastic instead of a turtle tile. that is why most service techs from hurst tell you to wipe your hoses down after training and accidents. hurst hoses warp when fluid is left on them. i've seen it several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green23 View Post
    if you have HURST i would avoid using plastic at ALL costs. the fluid that is used in them degrades (best word thought of) plastic. if hurst fluid is spilled onto turtle tile, in a month or so, you will have a pile of melted plastic instead of a turtle tile. that is why most service techs from hurst tell you to wipe your hoses down after training and accidents. hurst hoses warp when fluid is left on them. i've seen it several times.
    That's why you buy Holmatro with the core technology. No leakage!!!!

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    good point. BUT, holmatro uses mineral oil and it freezes when the temperature gets below a certain point. Hurst fluid doesnt. that is why I personally would rather have hurst over any others (except centaur / lukas). my dept just purchased used hurst and we love it compared to our old amkus stuff.

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    I thought this was for a guy asking about Rescue Tool Mounting options, not which tool leaks.
    I have had great success with PAC brand brackets, both with and without the aluminum mounting "boards".
    BTW, mineral oil does not "freeze" until far, very far, below zero farenheit. So don't worry about your centaur or holmatro freezing up.

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    there is one thing that I agree with that HRT has posted....

    PAC... www.pactoolmounts.com... by far the best and most affordable way to mount ALL equipment.

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    Here's pretty good web site for mounting brackets

    http://www.zephyrindustries.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFD615 View Post
    REF: http://www.plastixplustx.com and link to new products
    Hi Mike here with Plastix Plus. Thanks for posting our link.

    Let me let everyone know that the plastic we use is HDPE (high density Polyethylene. THis is the same plastic used in making the bottles that hold the Hurst oil (phosphate Esther) We have done a test where we built a box and filled it with PHOSESTHR and let it sit for a week with no degredation.

    We also supply LN CURTIS & SON with rescue tool brackets. They are the largest dealer for Hurst and Centaur tools in the country. We also sell brackets for TNT and Holmatro. We guarantee our mounts for life, so if on does "melt into a black ball of goo" we will replace it.

    If you are interested in some mounting pictures, drop me an email and I can send you some. Here are a few links to our site.

    http://www.plastixplustx.com/toolmou...t/tmHurst.html
    http://www.plastixplustx.com/toolmou...mHolmatro.html
    http://www.plastixplustx.com/toolmounts/tnt/tmTNT.html

    We also do boxes of all sizes even for Res-Q-Jack. If you have something in mind, let me know. My anme is Mike and thanks for letting me post here to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFD615 View Post
    REF: http://www.plastixplustx.com and link to new products
    Thanks for posting a link to our site. I agree that the Hurst oil (phosphate ester) does damage pretty much everythin it touches, but our tool brackets are built with HDPE (high density polyethylene) which is the same plastic used to make the bottles that the oil comes in.
    We supply tool mounts for Hurst, Centaur, Holmatro and TNT. LNCURTIS AND SONS is the largest distributor of Hurst tools and we have been supplying them wiht brackets for a little over a year with no complaints of melting plastic.

    Here are a few links to our site. If you don't see your particular tool, chances are we do make it. If we can help, please give me a call or email

    Mike

    http://www.plastixplustx.com/toolmou...t/tmHurst.html
    http://www.plastixplustx.com/toolmou...mHolmatro.html
    http://www.plastixplustx.com/toolmounts/tnt/tmTNT.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitesox4life View Post
    good point. BUT, holmatro uses mineral oil and it freezes when the temperature gets below a certain point. Hurst fluid doesnt. that is why I personally would rather have hurst over any others (except centaur / lukas). my dept just purchased used hurst and we love it compared to our old amkus stuff.
    It's got to get really, really cold for that... Check out the MSDS. Unless you get below -20F (regular air temp, not wind chill, of course) you shouldn't have a problem. Also, you could choose a different mineral oil with an even lower pour point... some get down to the -50 to -100 range.

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    if your tools are not going to be mounted on a wall, try to avoid plastic mounts if at all possible. hursts fluid will eventually eat away plastic. unless your guys are really good at cleaning things up avoid plastic when possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel4880 View Post
    It's got to get really, really cold for that... Check out the MSDS. Unless you get below -20F (regular air temp, not wind chill, of course) you shouldn't have a problem. Also, you could choose a different mineral oil with an even lower pour point... some get down to the -50 to -100 range.
    I just recently did a demo with holmatro last weekend, the temperature was about 20 degrees. Tools initially operated slower then molasses until they warmed up several minutes later.

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    Here is an example of using Zephyr Industries to efficiently use the space your have for your Rescue Tools.

    www.zephyrindustries.com or call Doug at 419 281 4885

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Industries View Post
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    Here is an example of using Zephyr Industries to efficiently use the space your have for your Rescue Tools.

    www.zephyrindustries.com or call Doug at 419 281 4885
    Wow! I like that set up. Can't put a price on gaining a ton of cabinet space.

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    Hurst hasn't used phosphate ester in years.

    oops - sorry....I just noticed this is an 8 year old thread.
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