ReCoila has been a strong supporter of Australia's fire and emergency services sector for many years. In addition to supplying tough, rugged hose reels to metro and rural brigades, ReCoila is proud to support the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) at their annual conference, something which we have been involved in for the past four years. This also gives our technical staff unprecedented access to communicate with firefighters at the coalface as well as engineering and management staff, ensuring our fire reels are always addressing the most pressing issues for staff in the field.
Our fire hose reels have always been developed in consultation with firefighters, and the most recent iteration features an electromechanical clutch and speed reducer.
Firefighters commented on how easy the reels were to operate - little physical effort is needed due to the new clutch feature.
Based on industry feedback and modelled on the tough T Series that has been proven in the field for a number of years, ReCoila developed a new T Series model to suit 60m of 1" hose, fitted with an electromechanical clutch and speed reducer. Also available is the same reel with the addition of an auto level layer rewind system.
ReCoila’s technical staff demonstrated the reels in action to a number of brigades, garnering much interest from firefighters who commented on how easy the reels were to operate – little physical effort is needed to deploy and rewind the hose due to the new clutch feature.
The reels are free spooling with extremely low spool torque and have rewind speeds between 0.2m/s - 0.4m/s based on the 60m x 25mm spool capacity. An electrically operated drive clutch means there are no cables or lever systems to deal with. Along with all the standard T Series features that have earned this fire hose reel status within the industry, the new reels are set to become the industry standard for metro and country pumpers across Australia and beyond.