12/02/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2021 00:58
The Finnish company Kesla Oyj is known for several forest technology and material processing products, as one example forest trailers for tractors. In recent years, tractor equipment has become increasingly versatile and now Kesla is launching a trailer concept with fire-extinguishing features. The sales of this new product will start immediately.
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 fire-fighting 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-site - there is no need for separate carrier platform, which easies up the transfer to the site. Also, when filling the water tank, high road speed is beneficial as transfer to the filling site might not be right next to the fire-site. As the concept is based on a 144 trailer with whether roller or nave drive, it 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. Combination of good features in on-road and off-road gives flexibility and economics to the investment.
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 m 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 in the meanwhile for normal forestry drive.
The concept was presented in mid-September by publishing a video of a prototype on YouTube. The product has attracted a lot of attention, and the company has received inquiries from all around the world. The product is now production ready. The sales are starting immediately and the first deliveries from factory are expected in February 2022.
Kesla Oyj | Tractor Equipment Business Business Unit Director Markku Lappalainen tel. +358 400 545 974.
KESLA fire-extinguisher trailer is a unit that can be operated by one person and that can be used both on and off-road.