In warmer months it can replace the need for a small boat; and during winter months the snowmobile can be used alone, replacing the need for all-terrain vehicles for land rescues.
No special training is needed, because the AIR Responder is powered by an unmodified snowmobile, familiar to many who reside in snowy climates. Repair and maintenance can be done by anyone certified to work on snowmobiles, eliminating excessive costs associated with other vehicles on the market that are designed for similar use.
For approximately a third of the cost of these alternate ice rescue vehicles, such as airboats or hover craft, those who purchase the AIR Responder get a device that replaces the need for a number of other single-function vehicles.
AIR Responder Specifications Features
Versatile for ice, broken ice, open water or snow
Reinforced fiberglass patented pending hull
Seating for 3: (2 seats on snowmobile with additional seat for victim near front deck)
Large flat non-skid platform to conduct rescues
Very low freeboard (less than 5 inches) for ease of access and recovery
Integrated edge rollers to assist getting victim onboard ? Optional light bar for running lights and/or mounting spot or floodlights
Optional electric wench
Dimensions Overall Length: 15 feet Beam: 7 feet Platform size 36.4 square feet
Dry Weight: 550 lbs without snowmobile or equipment
Draft: 3 inches
Weight Capacity: approx 900lbs (2 rescuers, 1 victim, and equipment)
Propulsion Arctic Cat XF 8000 long track snow mobile with optional rail kit for second seat
Trailer -- Custom tilt and rotate design. Trailer is designed to rear-facing deployment of vehicle. Tilt allows for quick 2 man deployment and recovery of the AIR Responder at rescue site. ? Rotation allows for quick re-orientation of the AIR Responder back to a rear-facing position.
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