Thursday, April 9, 2015
NESQUEHONING, PA—KME has introduced the Whipline™ Quick Reaction Bumper Turret.
Partnering with Elkhart Brass, KME designed this turret to mimic the speed and accuracy of a firefighter operating a handline at a brush fire. Designed specifically for wildland engines (though useful in many applications), this turret can flow up to 120 gpm with true in-cab control. The turret features all Elk-O-Lite® aluminum construction in a compact package. The flow and direction are completely controlled at the in-cab joystick which features automatic position indication feedback, so aiming the turret is a breeze, even when you can’t see it. The turret features a full range of 180° side-to-side, and -30° to +60° vertical travel. The turret moves as quickly as the operator’s hand, allowing the operator to rapidly sweep back-and-forth across the fire for quick knockdown using minimal water. The stream pattern is adjustable at the nozzle for maximum firefighting effectiveness. The flow rate can be preset from 30 to 120 gpm at the factory.
This turret can provide the same effectiveness as a handline without exposing operators to hazards outside or on top of the vehicle, and it costs less than a traditional turret. This product is available exclusively from KME Fire Apparatus.
For more information, visit www.kovatch.com.