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KIMTEK Unveils Large Capacity Firelite® FDHP-303-300 Brush Truck Skid Unit

Large Capacity Firelite FDHP-303 300 gallon tank

May 24, 2021 - Orleans, VT –– KIMTEK has added a large capacity model to its brush truck series skid unit lineup. The new Series FIRELITE® FDHP-303-300 skid unit is desired by departments needing larger water capacity, affordable brush truck units with industry leading Darley Davey Pumps.

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KIMTEK® Unveils Six New Brush Truck Skid Units with CAT Ultra High-pressure Pumps

Ultra High Pressure Skid Unit

April 16, 2020 - Orleans, VT -- KIMTEK has added six new ultra high-pressure models to its brush truck series skid unit lineup. The new 400 Series FIRELITE® FCUHP-401, -402, -403 deluxe, -404, -405, and -406 basic model skid units are desired by departments needing affordable brush truck units with an industry leading CAT ultra-high-pressure pump.

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KIMTEK® Teams with MLC to Offer Lease-Purchase Financing

Kimtek Offers Lease-Purchase Financing

April 10, 2020 - Orleans, VT -- KIMTEK has partnered with the finance professionals at Municipal Leasing Consultants (MLC), of Vermont, to offer emergency service departments timely help with purchase or lease of KIMTEK's essential fire and medical skid units, the UTV chassis and/or the pickup truck chassis. They can assist with the complete project!. For nearly 40 years, MLC has helped cities and towns throughout the country overcome budget challenges with cost-effective financing options. MLC provides competitive rates and flexible lease terms, custom tailored to each departments' specific needs. MLC provides tax-exempt lease, purchase, and bond financing.

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KIMTEK® Introduces Three New Brush Truck Skid Units. Basic models offer options and price point.

Affordable Fire Brush Truck

September 25, 2019 - Orleans, VT -- Fire departments with brush trucks are benefitting from three new skid unit options just introduced by KIMTEK Corporation. These additions to KIMTEK's FIRELITE® 300 series meet the latest demand for basic, firefighting-only skid units ideal for applications that do not require area for storage and patient transport.

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KIMTEK® Marks 35 Years Of Innovation

35 years of excellence

January 10, 2019 - Orleans, VT –– KIMTEK Corp, makers of MEDLITE® and FIRELITE® Transport skid units for off-road rescue and wildland firefighting, have announced plans to celebrate the company's 35th anniversary with a number of events planned throughout 2019. KIMTEK Transport skid units fit easily into most utility vehicles and pick-up trucks, enabling first responders to travel over rough terrain and through tight clearances with essential fire and/or medical rescue equipment and attendants. Markets have responded enthusiastically, resulting in record demand for KIMTEK products around the globe.

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KIMTEK® Announces Upgrades with Mercedes Booster Hose and Draft Kits

Brush Truck with Mercedes Booster Hose

January 12, 2018 - Orleans, VT –– KIMTEK Corp, makers of MEDLITE® and FIRELITE® Transport skid units for off-road rescue and wildland firefighting, today announced a new relationship with Mercedes Textiles, Canadian manufacturers of firefighting systems including fire hoses, couplings, adapters, accessories, and fire pumps. KIMTEK has made Mercedes Boostlite® non-collapsible reel booster hose the new standard on all its UTV and Truck FIRELITE® skid units that feature the Hannay 4000 series reels. Heavy duty and kink resistant even at low pressure, Mercedes Boostlite hose weighs an average of 30 lb less than rubber jacketed booster hose. This state-of-the-art addition represents another top-of-the-line fixture to KIMTEK's long list of trusted product offerings available on its skid units, already including W.S. Darley pumps, Hannay reels, Scotty foam systems, and others.

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KIMTEK® marks another record sales year

Kimtek Firelite compact utv

August, 2016 - Orleans, VT –– KIMTEK® Corporation has just announced record sales for its fiscal year ending July 2016. Makers of FIRELITE® and MEDLITE® Transport Skid Units for UTV side-by-side vehicles and pick-up trucks, KIMTEK reports a healthy revenue increase over last year. The company attributes another period of record growth to the introduction of new products as well as expansion into multiple new markets resulting in increased sales overseas.

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KIMTEK® expands into second facility

Kimeks new Orleans Facility

October 2015 - Orleans, VT –– Kimball Johnson, founder and president of KIMTEK Corporation, has announced the purchase of a second facility in Orleans, Vermont where production of the company's full line of MEDLITE® and FIRELITE® transport skid units will continue and expand. Custom designed for ATV, UTV, and pick-up trucks, KIMTEK's slide-in medical, fire and rescue skid units are sold worldwide.

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KIMTEK® offers an affordable, compact concept for forestry truck skids

Forest Fire

January 27, 2014 –– When tasked with building a forestry truck many departments’ goals are to get as much water and as big of a pump as they can onto the truck. This approach can quickly lead to an overweight truck, resulting in a vehicle that will not handle well and a department that has spent money for more pump than they will use.

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KIMTEK® marks milestones in 2011

Shipment of Kimtek Skid Units

July, 2011 - Westmore, Vermont –– KIMTEK Corp hit the ground running in 2011! The Vermont-based maker of modular skid units expanded its presence at home and around the world, offering rugged yet affordable options for fire and medical rescue at remote sites as well as large public venues.

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KIMTEK'S® pick-up based FIRELITE® Built for Versatility and Durability - Slip-in skid unit offers quick response at affordable cost

Pickup based Firelite

June, 2011 — Westmore, VT –– KIMTEK Corporation's FIRELITE® Transport FDHP-11 compact skid unit for pick-up trucks offers a versatile, cost effective quick response solution for fire services. Rugged and rust proof, this lightweight slip-in fire skid unit offers quality construction at an affordable cost.

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“Thank you for your prompt delivery. Just a quick note to remark on the high quality workmanship of the FIRELITE®, which I took delivery of last Thursday. We put it to work immediately - fits like a glove in the truck, works like a charm, and looks spiffy. I’ll rest a lot better at night knowing we’ll have it on hand for prescribed burns. Thanks - and congratulations on an excellent product and a refreshing willingness to meet a customer’s needs.”

- Bill Moore, Ecological Woodlands Management, Wisconsin

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