Shad Patton, Regional Sales Manager of Champion added, "Now anyone can afford a complete set of tools since the BEAST and its attachments are low in cost and are offered in money saving bundles as well. This is a perfect solution for departments with limited budgets, tight space on their rigs, or in rural locations that make infrequent calls. Or anyone that wants to simply make a wise purchasing decision for that matter. A BEAST, power unit and a set of our new attachments does the work of 8 complete tools - at the price of what you might expect to pay for just one." The retail cost of the attachments ranges from $799 - 999 each, and the guillotine head retails for $1,999. And with Champion's overnight delivery and low cost blade exchange program, down time is virtually non-existent.
Patton continued, "At first glance you might put the BEAST in the same category as other 'combi' tools in the market - but that couldn't be any further from the truth. Our patented technology has turned the BEAST from a single use tool to an extremely flexible Multi Tool. Even if you could find similar functions/specifications in our competitor's offering (which you can't - the BEAST's power and opening size are unmatched in the marketplace), it would cost thousands of dollars more per installation to be able to accomplish what the BEAST can now do with a single tool."
"Our major competitor's have taken a different path, focusing almost all of their new product development and marketing efforts over the last few years on single line hoses," added Discount. "While that feature is novel, it does little to address the extrication requirements of today's new cars. What good is being able to change hoses quickly if the tool attached to the hose can't do the job? As you can see, at Champion we have decided to focus 100% of our efforts on meeting the needs in the field to get the job done," continued Discount. And besides - departments are finding that they can change the head on their BEAST faster than changing a hose, so the whole single line hose controversy is really a moot point."
Champion Rescue Tools, originally founded as Patton Hydraulics, Inc. in 1978, has built high quality cutters, spreaders, and numerous other specialty hydraulic tools for a variety of specialized applications and industries including numerous high profile customers such as Sandia National Laboratories, Saturn, GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, Chrysler, Princeton University, Westinghouse, Savannah River, etc. Their most recent line of cutters, spreaders, rams, power units, pumps, valves and accessories built especially for the fire rescue market, can be seen on their website at www.championrescuetools.com . For sales literature, a DVD of their products in use, or to set up a live demo, contact Champion toll free at 1-888-396-2426.