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Professional equipment for wildland firefighters
aerial

Heliskid

Helitransportable defense system for PickUp vehicles

Heliskid is a compact and versatile skid unit for light vehicles designed for easier direct attack operations with a water line in remote areas. A device that can be moved on the ground or in the air, it has 6 times more water capacity than a traditional skid unit and a high-performance motor pump.

Purpose

The Heliskid can be helitransported to remote areas pick up trucks can’t go so a tank can be located in a strategic point for extinguishing work. The purpose is to quickly deploy the structure/deposit wherever needed to be filled with water from a helicopter in inaccessible areas and pressure-feed the water from the tank through the fire pump and hoses.

Components
Heliskid is made up of

1. Foldable canvas tank of 3,000 l.

2. 4 lifting points.

3. 4 stages motorpump with a 13HP, 18HP or 23HP engine.

4. Reinforced aluminum main structure.

5. Fuel tank 12 l.

6. Telescopic structure.

Transport and unloading

Means of transportation

Compact for transport with any pick up model. Also is possible to carry 2 heliskid more by tow.

Unloading

4 telescopic legs must to be assembled to adapt skid unit to the ground, get the vehicle free and be ready to load water.

Helitransport

Heliskid aerial transport from the vehicle unloading position to the remote area where the fire is to be attacked.

Deployment
Sequence of use

Canvas tank must be deployed to let helicopters fill it by water discharge.

1. Transportation

2. Stabilization.

3. Filling.

4. Use.

Pick Up adaptation

Dimensions are adjusted for adaptation to most pickups such as the double-cab Nissan Navara. It occupies all of the back of the vehicle for more volume capacity as a water tank.

Technical specifications

Telescopic structure

Quick fastening support system

Hose backpack

It can carry 3-4 hose backpacks with a total of 240-320 m. of hose.

3,000 l canvas tank.

Folding canvas and removable structure to be transported

Motor pump

4 stage motorpump with multiple engine configurations (13-23HP) 

Fuel tank

12 l.

Lifting points

4 points for transport by helicopter.

Assembly personnel

Recommended a minimum of 2 people.

Weight

340 kg without water l 350 kg with a full tank.

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