SPEC 187 TYPE II

The most popular forestry hose in North America, SPEC TYPE 2® is a single jacket 100% spun polyester hose lined with TPU elastomer, Yellow ENCAP™ treatment improves visibility and durability, and this 300 PSIG (2100 kPa) service test pressure rated hose is designed for minimal friction loss. The high quality construction of SPEC TYPE 2® also makes it an excellent choice for a trash line or other single jacket utility applications.

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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