CLFD Brush 51 is currently equipped with four portable pumps:
- one Davey pump, powered by a Honda motor, mounted on a plate on the rear deck
- two Shindaiwa pumps, stored in the lower passenger side compartment
- one mini-Shindaiwa pump, located in a large blue storage tub on the deck (subject to change)
Davey (Honda powered)
The Davey pump is powered by a Honda 5.5 hp four-stroke gas motor, and flows 105 gpm. It is mounted on a checker-plate base on the rear driver's side of the deck. The fuel container is stored in a checker-plate box next to the pump.
It utilizes a 1.5" hard suction line which is stored between the driver's side compartments and the water tank. It connects with a 1.5" cam-lock connection, and has a foot valve for priming.
The discharge is a 1.5" forestry quarter-turn connection, plus two capped 1" threaded connections (not used at this time).
For quickest setup, grab the pump, hard suction, and a small blue storage tub containing hoses, nozzles, and other fittings.
Shindaiwa GP450 pumps
The lower passenger side compartment holds two Shindaiwa GP450 pumps, capable of putting out 65 psi and 66 gpm. They are two stroke motors, requiring pre-mixed fuel at 50:1 gas:oil ratio. They weigh 17.2 lbs dry.
These pumps have a 1.5" cam lock intake. The hard suction lines for these pumps are between the passenger side compartments and the water tank, and are equipped with foot valves.
The same compartment that holds these pumps also holds fuel tanks. Use caution, as there are tanks of both straight and pre-mixed fuel.
For quickest setup, grab a pump, hard suction, and a smaller blue storage tub from the deck. The tub contains hose, nozzles, and other fittings that may be required.
There is currently one Shindaiwa GP3410 pump onboard this truck. It is located in a large blue storage container, along with its own hard suction line (1" with threaded fitting), two 50' lengths of 1" forestry line, a water thief, nozzles, and a collapsible bucket for priming.
This pump is very small and lightweight (about 5.6 lbs dry), but is limited on capabilities (34 gpm) and will perform best if used only for 1" or smaller (econo) hose.
Portable Tank (Pumpkin)
CLFD Brush 51 has a soft-sided portable water tank (pumpkin) stored on the deck. It is a 500 gallon tank, and has two 2.5" ports on the sides, one threaded with a gate valve and 10' pony line, the other with a storz fitting.
There are 4 smaller blue storage tubs stacked on the deck of Brush 51. Each tub is loaded identically, with three 50' lengths of 1.5" forestry line, a 6' pony line, plus nozzles, wye's, water thieves, econo line, and a collapsible bucket for priming.
Each tub is designed to work on any portable pump, and is enough to get a small water system started. They can be set up to be easily modified and built on.
When tasked with setting up a portable pump water supply, what needs to be taken off the truck?
- Hard Suction
- Blue Storage Tub
- Spare hose
Brush 51 carries a wide selection of tools that may be required for fighting a wild land fire. This includes various lengths of hoses, fitting types, hand tools, chain saw, and back-pack pumps.
The tray on the deck of the truck contains an assortment of pulaskis, shovels, and McLeod tools. There are bolt cutters and various wrenches in the front lower driver's side compartment
There are several soft-shell back-pack pumps on the deck of the truck. They are yellow bags with a short hose connected to the pump handle. Pumping the handle sprays water from the pack. These packs can be very effective on small fires.
Hoses and Appliances
The rear upper compartment on the driver's side contains extra lengths of forestry line, both 50' and 100' lengths. There are three large backpacks, two empty and one preloaded with 1.5"s supply line, extra nozzles, wye's, and thieves. They can be quickly loaded and used to supplement a portable pump tub system.
The rear lower compartment on the driver's side contains extra wye's, thieves, caps, nozzles, and other appliances.
First Aid Kit and Rehab Products
The front upper compartment in the drivers side contains a full First Aid Kit and some beverages.
The front lower compartment contains bottles of water, including some small backpacks pre-loaded with bottled water, power-ade, and cola.
The upper compartment on the passenger side holds the chainsaw, dual compartment gas can with premixed fuel and chain oil, and a storage tub with saw helmet, chaps, belt with wedges, and tools and files.
Match the item to the storage compartment or location
First Aid Kit
Front upper drivers side
Upper passenger side
Shindaiwa GP450 pumps
Lower passenger side
Spare forestry hose and packs
Rear upper drivers side
Spare caps, wye's, nozzles
Rear lower drivers side.
Tray on deck
Small tool kit
Behind rear seat on driver's side