Finnish company Kesla Oyj is known for forest technology and material processing products, one example is forest trailers for tractors. In recent years, tractor equipment has become increasingly versatile and now Kesla is selling a trailer concept with fire-extinguishing features. The sale of this new product will start immediately. Source: Timberbiz
The new product consists of a KESLA multiuse trailer, a KESLA loader and a modern, special plastic made water tank with volume of 10 m3 plus all the needed firefighting implements.
The fire-extinguishing trailer is equipped with its own hydraulics and due to that it is easy to use with any big agricultural tractor.
The package can be driven to the fire as there is no need for a separate carrier platform, which frees up transfer to the site.
The concept is based on a 144 trailer that can be towed by high-wheeled tractors, which makes the package extremely handy and efficient in off-road conditions, as an example in case of forest fires.
A combination of features in on-road and off-road used provides flexibility and economical advantages.
The Kesla fire-extinguishing unit has two water cannons – one on the loader boom and another in the rear part of the trailer. The loader boom mounted cannon can shoot up to the 30 metres and can be steered easily and precisely to the fire. Thanks to the long outreach of the loader, the water tank can be filled not only from waterpipes but also from natural water sources like lakes, rivers and bigger ditches. This is a great plus when working far from water pipelines.
As said earlier, fire-extinguisher unit is a separate module, and it can easily be detached from the trailer. After detaching the unit, the stakes can be put back onto the trailer and the trailer can be used for normal forestry uses.
The concept was presented in mid-September by publishing a video of a prototype on YouTube. The product attracted a lot of attention, and the company has received inquiries from all around the world. The product is now production ready with sales are starting immediately and the first deliveries from factory are expected in February 2022.