Holmatro has introduced a new function minimizing noise and fuel consumption on three pump models in its Spider range: the ECO whisper mode.
When operating a hydraulic rescue tool connected to one of these pumps, the engine speed automatically increases to maximum to ensure optimal equipment performance. When rescuers finish operating the tool, the engine reverts to ECO whisper mode, which keeps the pump running at a low idle speed. This not only reduces fuel consumption, which extends operation time, the noise level also goes down. A quieter pump is less stressful for victims and improves communication at the rescue scene. And because there’s no need to switch off the pump in between operations, it’s readily available for use again.
The ECO whisper mode works in combination with CORE hoses up to a length of 50 feet. With the equipment connected and the pump running, users simply press the ECO button on the pump to activate and optimize this function for the rescue set they are working with.
The following Holmatro Spider range gas pumps are equipped with the new ECO whisper mode: SR 10 PC 1 E for single-tool operation and SR 20 PC 2 E & SR 40 PC 2 E for simultaneous operation of two tools. Conversion sets to retrofit existing equivalent pumps with the ECO whisper mode are also available.
More information is available at www.holmatro.com.