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HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets
"Freestanding & Collapsible Aerial Firefighting System"
HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets offer a wildfire proven and collapsible freestanding aerial firefighting system to deliver water and water additives to support firefighting operations.
HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are known for their collapsible and freestanding ability. Although there are a number of other suppliers of helicopter buckets around the world, they cannot be filled and left freestanding on the ground, and this sets us apart from other variants of helicopter buckets such as the Bambi bucket, Cloudburst and Fastbucket.
Our range of low-weight freestanding HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are manufactured from stainless steel and yellow urethane reinforced liners to produce a durable and effective aerial firefighting system.
SET UP & OPERATION
The Pilot/Flight Crew simply attaches the monsoon bucket to the helicopter hook, via lift ring and 10 m strops, then plugs the two ARO connectors/airlines into the source of bleed air (or BA cylinder) to allow the PIC to control the pneumatic ram to discharge the water via the monsoon doors.
HOVER FILL CAPABILITY
HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are hover fill capable from both stationary and moving water sources.
MULTIPLE DROP CAPABILITY
HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets provide multiple drop capability. The HELiFIRE buckets monsoon doors allows the pilot or crew to dispense water and fire suppressants or retardants through fire passes and stationary drops to support firefighting operations.
HELiFIRE MONSOON BUCKET KIT
The HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Bucket Kit includes:
- Collapsible internal 316 stainless steel frame
10 m strops and quick release couplings
Optional Electrical/Pneumatic controller
Compact design, fully collapsible
Compact free standing collapsible helicopter bucket
Modular design for easy installation, field service and repairs
- Lightweight, tough and easily stowed within its carry bag in the helicopter
Simple installation using existing helicopter hook, bleed air coupling and cyclic control
Powered by compressed air, either from the aircraft or from an auxiliary compressor
- Pilot controlled variable fill and instant monsoon system allows multiple drop rates
- Can be flown up to 100 Kts when empty, enabling quicker turn around from fireground/filling source
Excellent long line characteristics under a variety of flight conditions (does not spin)
Can be dip filled vertically at the hover in less than 30 secs’, reducing pilot workload
- Can be filled at hover and left freestanding on the ground so support ground crews\
Can be ground filled and left freestanding on the ground using high volume pumps
- Can be used as an emergency rescue extraction platform for up to two people
HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are tailored to suit your specific aerial fire suppression needs with a range of capacities.
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DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
We pack our HELiFIRE Monsoon Buckets with love to meet New Zealand and International ISPM15 packaging standards ensuring your equipment reaches it's destination.
Manufactured in New Zealand by Rural Fire Service for Aerial Firefighting
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