Hale Products has launched SideKick, a 500/750 high-volume booster pump kit and the latest addition to Hale’s extensive line of pumps and foam and compressed air foam systems.
The SideKick can be installed below the chassis top of frame, allowing more space for body components or additional tank capacity. Hale said the compact design results in a lower center of gravity, making vehicles easier to handle and safer to operate.
|Hale’s SideKick booster pump kit.|
“Hale has spent almost 100 years developing products that directly address efficiency and safety issues that firefighters face each and every day,” said Bruce Lear, Hale’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We are proud of this innovative pump and expect that it will help to streamline fire engine operations and design.”
He said the SideKick is ideal for a variety of fire suppression vehicles, such as tanker, small compact, rescue and midi pumpers, as well as for rural urban interface apparatus and initial attack apparatus. It features all stainless steel plumbing and manifolds for maximum corrosion resistance. The pump is outfitted with the Class 1 TPG, the most advanced and safest pressure governor available, according to Hale, and it features a quick pump service dropout to make repairs fast and easy.
The SideKick exceeds all industry ratings and requirements, according to the company. It includes a stainless steel pump panel that can be installed in the side compartment or hung below the apparatus body as a free-standing panel on a simple frame with brackets.