1993 - Volume #17, Issue #4, Page #13[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Skid-Mounted Fire Fighting Unit
The McGregor "FireFighter" uses a maximum of only 29 gal. per min. so it doesn't waste valuable water. It shoots a 75-ft. stream of water with up to 300 pounds of pressure to blow out small fires. The hose reel can be fitted with 300 or more feet of hose, as well as a handgun, and can even be used to apply herbicides and insecticides by adding a spray boom.
"It works great for farmers and ranchers who are isolated from immediate fire protection," says Roger Kinyon, of The McG-regor Co., Colfax, Wash. The company manufactured sprayers for years and recently began re-tooling some models into fire fighting units. "It comes in handy on small acreages and lake properties where fire protection may be inadequate or nonexistant. Ranchers and grass seed growers who have to burn their fields after harvest can also use it. However, it shouldn't take the place of volunteer or professional fire fighting when it's available.
"By adding spray booms, the firefighter unit can be easily converted to a sprayer for applying herbicides or insecticides. You can also use it with hand wands to spot spray thistles or to wash equipment."
Water tanks range in size from 55 to 500 gal. and use 9 to 29 gal. of water per min.
The pickup-mounted skid sprayer sells for $1,995. Trailer-mounted and ATV-mounted models are also available.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, The McGregor Co., Box 740, Colfax, Wash. 99111 (ph 509 397-4355).
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