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KIMTEK FIRELITE® Transport 300 series forestry skid units are built to fit most compact 6.5 foot short bed pickup trucks, full size 8 foot pickups and flat beds. Fire departments usually purchase or have single cab or the newer crew cab configurations. One attribute of purchasing an affordable FIRELITE Transport is the ability to take an existing department chief’s truck or utility truck and bring it to the status of being a full fledged forestry brush truck.
As shown here, many different make and model full size pickups and flat beds can be used such as Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Dodge and Toyota. Our FIRELITE slip on skid units have also been placed on surplus military trucks, Toro Workman Series HD vehicles and utility body trucks.
Depending on which water gallon capacity FIRELITE® you choose, we highly recommend you pay close attention to our KIMTEK FIRELITE® specification sheets which detail the fully laden water weight of each unit so you can make sure you are not over weighting your pickup or flatbed truck. Most departments go with at least ¾ or 1 ton truck chassis as their vehicle of choice. Proper size and weight rated tires are very important to consider as well as possible suspension upgrades as needed. Please note that all 300 series FIRELITE skid units are standard 48” wide and require a full size pickup truck 6.5' or 8' cargo bed with at least 48” between the wheel wells.
Below are a few pictures of the FIRELITE® Series 300 pickup truck skid units on various make and model truck chassis:
“Gallipolis Fire Department (pictured) bought their first Firelite Transport pickup truck unit from us in 2014 and returned in 2015 to purchase a Firelite Transport for their UTV. Here’s what the Chief of the department had to say: “Thanks Kimtek for great products and thanks for all of your help.”
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