Modular system and method for deployment and retrieval of large diameter hoses

  • US 9,061,862 B2
  • Filed: 11/14/2014
  • Issued: 06/23/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A hose deployment and retrieval system for use with a general purpose vehicle comprising:

  • a modular reel assembly, the modular reel assembly including a reel having a hub around which a hose may be wound, a wheel on either side of the hub and spaced to accept the hose there between, an axle in the center of the hub, and a connection block assembly below the axle and extending outwardly from the modular reel assembly; and

    a deployment assembly including a reel engagement mechanism that engages with the modular reel assembly using the connection block assembly to allow the deployment assembly to be used to lift the modular reel assembly, and a drive mechanism at the end of a drive arm to spin the reel when the deployment fork assembly is engaged with the modular reel assembly and the drive arm is in an engaged orientation with the modular reel assembly, wherein the deployment assembly is adapted to mount to the general purpose vehicle.

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