Silvan releases new 1100 litre firefighting unit

Silvan 1100 litre firefighting unit also handy for suppressing dust

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The unit, which is housed in a galvanised skid frame with forklift pockets, is ideal for utes, trucks and trailers.

The unit, which is housed in a galvanised skid frame with forklift pockets, is ideal for utes, trucks and trailers.

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Landholders wanting to safeguard their operation in the event of bushfires will no doubt be keeping a watchful eye on the firefighting units on the market.

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Landholders wanting to safeguard their operation in the event of bushfires will no doubt be keeping a watchful eye on the firefighting units on the market.

Silvan has launched a 1100 litre firefighting unit, which can also be used for dust suppression and to water large areas.

The sled mounted firefighting unit comes with a Davey pump which has a maximum output of 425L a minute at 80psi powered by a Honda GX160, 4 kilowatt (5.5 horsepower) pull-start engine and hose reel.

Other features include a large capacity UV stabilised polytuff tank with calibrated sight lines and an internal baffle to reduce surge when travelling.

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The hose reel contains a 30 metre long by 19mm diameter hose with adjustable fire fighting nozzle. Another special feature is a brass high-flow rear mounted nozzle.

The unit, which is housed in a galvanised skid frame with forklift pockets, is ideal for utes, trucks and trailers.

Water from the unit can be discharged at about 30L a minute for 35 minutes from a full tank.

The unit has a spray width of up to 15m and a reach from the adjustable nozzle up to 15m.

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