The Fol-Da-Tank 72 Gallon Flying Potable Water Helicopter Portable Tank is used by Fire Fighters and Forest Departments all across the United States.**NOTE THE COLOR OF THIS TANK WILL BE BLUE **Uses:
- Filling Back Pack Tanks
- Potable Water
- Foam Retardants
- Extinguishing Duff Embers
- Small/Light Pumps
- Gravity Feed Reservoirs
- Gray Water Tanks are also available (See our gray water version)
- Pyramid Shape Blivets
- Heavy Duty (PVC) Vinyl
- Blue Vinyl Color
- Transportable by Helicopter or Truck
1. Before/After each flight use: Inspect all heat sealed seams for any tears.
2. Inspect all stitching of the harness for any loose stitching.
3. Inspect the dropped forged aluminum choker delta rings. (Rated at 40,000 lbs.)
4. Inspect the dropped forged "D" rings (rated at 5,000 lbs.each) or grab handles placed on the side of the tank bladder.
5. Inspect the 4" fill cap on top of the tank. (or a PVC flange if requested on the tank)
6. The flyer tank should be stress tested regularly by hanging the bladder from an engine hoist that is rated for the water weight, or a helicopter can raise the tank for aerial inspection.
7. Consider replacing the Flyer tank after 3-4 years of use. This is if the tank has be use often.
8. Warranty is for 2 (two) years from purchase date. Warranty includes: all heat sealed seams, and fabric UV delamination. We only use the best quality fabrics and parts for this type of tank!!
9. Emergency patch kits are available.
10. Always store flyer tanks indoors in a clean dry area free of rodents and pests.
11. For 72 & 134 gallon flyers: Inspect all hose and connection outlets.
*Always refer to the Helicopter Load Calculation and Manifest section of the Interagency Helicopter Operactons Guide.
CAUTION! If the tank has been subjected to fire, immediate inspection is required!!
Testing of 72, 134, 200 & 300 gallon flyers before shipping to customer:
1. When cutting the fabric all fabric is inspected for imperfections
2. After the bladder is completed we inspect all heat sealed seams.
3. Inspection of webbing and hardware is done before assembly.
4. After completion of the bladder we air pressure test for any leaks
5. Hydro testing of bladders is done to see if there is any leaking.
6. The bladder is now cleaned and dried for shipment.
7. At each stage employees must initial their part of the assembly before shipping.
8. Maintenance, cleaning and warranty instructions are included with every tank.