Jeffrey Van Meter
Hale Products, Inc. launched a new KP pump series that offers high performance, low cost of ownership and easy installation in a compact design during INTERSCHUTZ 2015 in Hannover, Germany. “The new KP pump series was created in response to a growing need we’ve seen for smaller trucks,” said Jeff VanMeter, Pumps Product Manager for Hale Products. Dual pressure pump “Specifically designed for 3.5- to 7.5-ton trucks, this new offering delivers up to 2,000 liters per minute. This is a true dual pressure pump, making it extremely easy to operate and maintain for the long term.” Hale is the first manufacturer of fire pumps to offer a multi-pressure pump for smaller truck applications. The KP series includes a single, dry-running piston primer with two bolts on top for extremely easy maintenance. All high-pressure features are bolt-on and the pump cuts off the primer at high speeds, allowing it to operate longer. More seamless rescues Hale also has partnered with oil suppliers to deliver a five-year oil (vs. the standard one-year oil) for the KP pump series, as well as a sight tube for visual inspection. This approach will save department’s money and time and allow for more seamless rescues. The series includes two different pumps: the KP1 with low pressure discharge and the KP2 with high pressure discharge.