Top 4 Tips
- (High-pressure) lifting bags can be used for more applications than you might think at first sight. High-pressure lifting bags are a more versatile piece of equipment than many people think. Not only can they be used to lift a wide range of objects but they can also do so in a wide variety of situations. Lifting bags can also be used to push objects apart. Lifting bags require a gap of 25mm, have a lot of power and can be brought in position quickly. A lifting bag made of Para Aramid is also flexible and does not damage vehicles.
- Can an airbag be safely worked around if it is already detonated on arrival at the rescue scene?
With the advent of dual stage airbags it is no longer safe to presume an airbag is safe purely due to the fact that it has detonated before arrival. With dual-stage airbags, the magnitude of the impact determines the amount of gas released. The opportunity now exists that airbags may well still re-detonate with a second amount of gas later during rescue efforts.
- Especially when using extension hoses in hot conditions, keep a pressure relief valve nearby. If temperatures rise, the pressure in the hoses will increase. This may make it difficult to connect the hoses and pressure has to be released first.
- If you do not use your hydraulic rescue equipment very regularly, it is best to start your pump once a week and run it for a short while.
If a pump is not used regularly petrol in the carburettor will evaporate, letting moisture seep in. If this happens the pump will of course still work, but it may take longer to start it.
If you know beforehand that you are not going to use the pump for a while, ask your Holmatro dealer for special additives to add to the petrol. These additives will prevent the petrol from thickening which may affect the system.
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