HELiFIRE Buckets

WILDFIRE PROVEN - COLLAPSIBLE - FREE STANDING

HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets

 

"Freestanding & Collapsible Aerial Firefighting System"

 

HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets offer a wildfire proven and collapsible freestanding aerial firefighting system to deliver water and water additives to support firefighting operations.

 

 

HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are known for their collapsible and freestanding ability. Although there are a number of other suppliers of helicopter buckets around the world, they cannot be filled and left freestanding on the ground, and this sets us apart from other variants of helicopter buckets such as the Bambi bucket, Cloudburst and Fastbucket.

 

 

OUR PRODUCTS

 

Our range of low-weight freestanding HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are manufactured from stainless steel and yellow urethane reinforced liners to produce a durable and effective aerial firefighting system.

 

SET UP & OPERATION

 

The Pilot/Flight Crew simply attaches the monsoon bucket to the helicopter hook, via lift ring and 10 m strops, then plugs the two ARO connectors/airlines into the source of bleed air (or BA cylinder) to allow the PIC to control the pneumatic ram to discharge the water via the monsoon doors.

  

 

HOVER FILL CAPABILITY

 

HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are hover fill capable from both stationary and moving water sources.

 

 

MULTIPLE DROP CAPABILITY

 

HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets provide multiple drop capability. The HELiFIRE buckets monsoon doors allows the pilot or crew to dispense water and fire suppressants or retardants through fire passes and stationary drops to support firefighting operations.

 

HELiFIRE MONSOON BUCKET KIT 

 

The HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Bucket Kit includes:

 

  • Collapsible internal 316 stainless steel frame
  • 10 m strops and quick release couplings
     
  • Optional Electrical/Pneumatic controller
     
  • Compact design, fully collapsible
     
  • Deployment bag/crate
     

 

 

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

 

  • Compact free standing collapsible helicopter bucket
     
  • Modular design for easy installation, field service and repairs
     
  • Lightweight, tough and easily stowed within its carry bag in the helicopter
  • Simple installation using existing helicopter hook, bleed air coupling and cyclic control
     
  • Powered by compressed air, either from the aircraft or from an auxiliary compressor
     
  • Pilot controlled variable fill and instant monsoon system allows multiple drop rates
  • Can be flown up to 100 Kts when empty, enabling quicker turn around from fireground/filling source
  • Excellent long line characteristics under a variety of flight conditions (does not spin)
     
  • Can be dip filled vertically at the hover in less than 30 secs’, reducing pilot workload
     
  • Can be filled at hover and left freestanding on the ground so support ground crews\
  • Can be ground filled and left freestanding on the ground using high volume pumps
     
  • Can be used as an emergency rescue extraction platform for up to two people

 

    

 

 

CAPACITIES

 

HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets are tailored to suit your specific aerial fire suppression needs with a range of capacities.

 

Model Capacity Litres Capacity US Gallons
HF-190 190 50
HF-345 345 91
HF-500 500 132
HF-900 900 238
HF-1200 1200 317
HF-2000 2000 528
HF-3000 3000 793
HF-5000 5000 1320

 

 

DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

 

We pack our HELiFIRE Monsoon Buckets with love to meet New Zealand and International ISPM15 packaging standards ensuring your equipment reaches it's destination.

 

 

 

BROCHURE

 

Manufactured in New Zealand by Rural Fire Service for Aerial Firefighting

 

Downlaod the HELiFIRE™ Monsoon Bucket Brochure

 

 

SALES

 

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