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New battery-powered rescue tool has extended reach


April 15, 2019
By Grant Cameron

HURST Jaws of Life has expanded its battery-powered rescue tool line with the addition of the R 422E2 Ram, whose 59.1-inch length gives first responders the longest extension in the industry.

The tool has claws at both ends that provide gripping power and rotate 360 degrees for use in even the most complicated rescues. It also offers easy maneuverability with an ergonomically designed star-grip.

Bruce Johnston, director of marketing and product management for HURST, said in a press release that the reach and hydraulic power of the tool brings portability and performance to first responders at a scene.

“We continually look for solutions that will help first responders get to the patient quickly in every situation,” he said, noting that the R 422E2 delivers combined reach and power like no other tool on the market.

The tool is NFPA 1936 2015 compliant and has an IP rating of IP54. It comes with two rechargeable batteries and one charger.

Click here for more information about HURST and the new tool.