Mercedes Textiles launches high-pressure, high-volume pump
Pump is available in portable or vehicle-mounted configurations
March 31, 2023 By FFIC Staff
March 31, 2023, Montreal – Mercedes Textiles launched their latest pump innovation – the WICK UltraFlo. This combination high-volume, high-pressure pump is said to offer firefighters versatility in attack and transfer operations, including dual-line attack, for urban interface and wildland services.
The pump is designed to pump more water with more power with a new two-stage pump end that aims to deliver two times more volume at higher pressures than a standard two-stage.
The WICK UltraFlo delivers enough pressure and flow to power a single-line attack with an oversize of two inches such as the KrakenEXO SUPER II hose paired with a one-inch smoothbore nozzle, delivering 210 GPM at 50 PSI, reports the company. The pump offers structural firefighters an option for attack in remote areas with water sources readily available, such as islands, beaches, cottages, and farmland. This pump is also intended for ground sweep and monitor use.
In wildland operations, the WICK UltraFlo aims to meet long distance or high elevation needs, as well as parallel or tandem pumping and remote water transfer. This pump could likewise be built into rapid response trucks or UTV units for initial attack.
The pump is powered by a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard (18HP or 23HP), and is available in portable or vehicle-mounted configurations. It is engineered with exclusive loss of prime protection, electric start and a maintenance-free speed increaser.
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