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The Griphoist (The Elves Inside)

The Griphoist is a powerful tool that many rescue trucks carry around the world. However, when someone asks how it works often the answer is magic.

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The Griphoist (The Elves Inside)

The Griphoist is a powerful tool that many rescue trucks carry around the world.  However, when someone asks how it works often the answer is magic.  Even “magic elves” inside working away.  Here is a cutaway of a Griphoist that  is at a dealer in Ohio named Torqhoist.  Thanks to Brian Harting for the photos.

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Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

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Large Animal Rescue – Norway

The video below was posted on the Nedre Romerike brann- og redningsvesen IKS Facebook page and I ran across it after the Heavy Rescue Germany page shared it.  Great video, even a griphoist got in on the action!

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Large Animal Rescue in Norway

The video below was posted on the Nedre Romerike brann- og redningsvesen IKS Facebook page and I ran across it after the Heavy Rescue Germany page shared it.  Great video, even a griphoist got in on the action!


Translated from the Facebook post:

This morning at 7.30-time, the message came from the 110-Dispatch: two calves had stepped through the fjøsgulvet and stood in møkkakjelleren on a farm on the ravine.

The Ravine is located in ullensaker municipality and in the area of the upper district fire and rescue. Vaktlaget from the station on jessheim moved out, and our security in nittedal was asked to assist when they have equipment and matters on dyreredning. Nrbr also sent up a unit from lørenskog with usar equipment. Usar stands for urban search and rescue.

Together got crews from the upper district fire and rescue and lower district fire-and redningsvesen up the calves undamaged and for sure reason.

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Strut Apparatus Mounting (Part 2)

Here’s a look at another company that makes plastic strut mounts.

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Strut Mounting (Part 2)

A company called Plastix Plus makes mounting solutions for Paratech brand struts. They use High Density Polyethylene plastic and are constructed utilizing a thermoplastic welding process.  Their products are made in the USA, dead center of Houston, Texas!!

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Check out another company making plastic mounts over at our Strut Apparatus Mounting Part 1 post.

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Strut Storage (Germany)

Here’s a look at how on fire department in Germany store’s their Paratech equipment.

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Strut Storage (Germany)

It is always interesting to see how different fire departments and rescue companies store their equipment.  Take a look at the pictures below from our friends over at Heavy Rescue Germany.  It is a well organized pod with tote and wheeled cabinets.

 

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