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The New RANCHER Lightweight Skid Unit

 

WATERAX is happy to announce its newest collaboration with Hannay Reels. The improved RANCHER® with a Hannay hose reel!
The RANCHER® is a compact and lightweight unit designed for use on ATVs and small utility vehicles, available with a 65 or 125 gallon tank. Commonly used in wildland urban interface areas, it allows for rapid access to remote areas that are beyond the reach of standard skid units. This unit was conceived with the same level of reliability and effectiveness required by the pros. It’s the next best thing after a fire truck.

A RANCHER® can be used for a variety of water handling applications such as park and spot fire patrol, prescribed burns, mop-up operations, and general farm and rural community work. It is easy to operate and maintain and can effortlessly slide on and off a vehicle, as needed.

Powered by a WATERAX pump, the lightweight MINI STRIKER® pump pairs a reliable single-stage pump end-driven by a Honda 4-stroke 2.5 HP engine. It ensures quality, reliability, and durability while the non-corrosive piping provides an enduring, robust plumbing system. The entire assembly is firmly mounted on a matte copolymer polypropylene base with rails and cut-outs for easy lifting.

The RANCHER® slip-on unit is brought to you by WATERAX, makers of portable high-pressure fire pumps such as the MARK-3® and the BB-4®, trusted by the wildland firefighting community since the 1920’s. Our pumps are as tested and proven as the men and women who use them every day.

Having a fire pump accessible at all times, for high risk and high value residential properties, means you are ready and equipped. Protect your defensible space and reduce the risk of the fire spreading to neighboring homes or the surrounding forest before the firefighters arrive. While we do not encourage you to fight a raging wildfire on your own, you can make a difference with the right plan and the appropriate equipment.
Emissions compliant; engine is CARB and EPA certified.

Prepare homes and property in the WUI according to the fire prevention information found at sources such as NFPA’s Firewise® Communities website, or FireSmart Canada and evacuate according to common sense or as soon as authorities order an evacuation.