RXL-800™ Hose

RXL-800™ Hose

Similar to XL-800™, RXL-800™ is a 100% polyester double jacket hose, lined with EPDM rubber liner for enhanced durability, kink resistance and GPM flow. With a service test pressure rating of 400 PSIG (2800 kPa), RXL-800™ is a popular attack line choice and often selected for high rise packs. Using the thin, heat resistant EPDM liner, RXL-800™ is lighter and more compact than most of its rubber lined competitors. RXL-800™ also has a third less bulk than rubber covered hose. The ENCAP™ treated outer jacket improves durability, reduces water absorption up to 40%, enhances chemical resistance and adds color options.

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Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department


At Pumpkin Center VFD, we strive to give our members quality equipment to use at all times. We’ve found over the years that small details make huge differences. Our equipment committee is always asking the question “Is something better out there?” We stay abreast of current industry trends and investigate the latest and greatest from equipment manufacturers to make sure our guys and girls have what they need to do the job and do it well. In 2009 we were tired of the fire hose we had been purchasing and bought some Niedner XL-800. The hose is still in service today. During this time we’ve found that in addition to being durable, it rolls up extremely tightly, packs tightly in hose beds and is lightweight, which lessens fatigue on members. With a comparable friction loss rate to much other hose in the industry, our committee has yet to find a reason to leave Niedner. We had several sections of cloth Niedner 4 inch supply hose before switching to 5 inch as well. It was the best supply hose I’ve ever seen or used.

 

Casey Snyder, Assistant Chief, Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department