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rescue5271

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rcr gear serviced
« on: November 12, 2005, 08:08:35 PM »
tell me does cfs have a programe where RCR gear should be sent away for service??? if so who and how is it done?? do we get a spare set of gear while we send ours away???

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2005, 12:02:36 AM »
Mate, I have heard of a 20 year old set which has been serviced ONCE in that whole time... And if vollies make a fuss, they believe they may risk loosing it....



To your Q tho, I would say the onus is probably on the brigade.  At the end of the day you know how much it is used, how regularly, to what extent, what conditions it is exposed to... etc etc...   I would say for a set which is used regularly annual maintenance / servicing wouldn't be a bad idead...  For the tools any way..  The pumps, with weekly brigade checks should be able to last a little longer.

Just remember, the better the gear is maintained, the easier and "safer" it is to use at a job.

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2005, 06:03:50 AM »
It depends on your gear and who your service people will be but they may offer you a loan set while yours is in being looked at. Often loan gear won't be as good as your own, might even be a combi tool.

Another thing to consider is advising your nearest RCR resource that they might be needed while your kit is being serviced.

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2005, 06:49:07 AM »
i think theyre are meant to be spare sets floating around (like one per region or soemthing) perhaps it is a good idea to speak to your region to organise a set of gear, then send yours off to whoever is the supplier for that brand in SA?

backup rescue for naracoorte would be what... lucindale? thats not too far at least, about 35 Ks???
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rescue5271

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006, 03:31:04 PM »
I understand that a service deal has been done to service all rcr gear in the state?? does anyone know if this is correct

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 07:14:21 AM »
well at last our RCR gear has come back from its trip to Mlebourne where it was fully serviced and some small defects fixed.It was only away for two weeks and we had the state spare gear.Hope those other sets around teh state are now getting done...

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 09:42:06 AM »
Its a pity the gear cant be serviced in SA.

Just had to send our 20m reels to Melbourne as the seals have gone (manufacturers diagnosis). Interestingly enough... doesnt leak hydraulic oil.... just cant wind the blasted things back up again!

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006, 04:06:35 PM »
Funny Hurst could have done it buy because its Lukas of to Melb with it....

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 03:05:45 AM »
I've herd Lukas is trying to build a service trailer that will be used around all Australia
but for bigger jobs it will still go to melb

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2007, 06:48:39 PM »
Lukas gear will have to go to Melbourne every 18 months every 9 months PT rescue will come around and service it any faults of to Melbourne it goes
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2007, 10:42:11 AM »
Our stuff has been back to PT twice and still doesn't run right, even with the dump valve off it leaks fluid everywhere if not connected to a tool and the motor is running, so to change a tool the pump has to be shut off. Overall not very happy with what PT have done with the equipment, when $2000 is paid to have the gear fixed you expect it to be fixed but it's still rubbish. :x
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2007, 08:33:09 PM »
time for some new gear mate......
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2007, 08:43:23 PM »
Contact your regional office and get them to chase it up or give me a yell and ill give u my contact  :-o
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2007, 09:45:07 AM »
We've been trying to get some new holmatro gear but to no avail, we've had nothing but trouble with our Lukas stuff since we got it in 2000.
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2007, 03:14:08 PM »
I didnt think Goolwa was Rescue?  Dont South Coast SES handle rescue in your area?
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2007, 03:48:18 PM »
South Coast SES and Goolwa CFS are both RCR.

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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2007, 08:20:15 PM »
I didnt think Goolwa was Rescue?  Dont South Coast SES handle rescue in your area?

Baha ha ha if a couple of their guys had their way they would be rescue for the entire Flurieu Peninsular :lol:, we've been rescue since late 80's about the same time as the SES
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2007, 06:35:57 AM »
Al,just leave the RCR locker open on ya way back from a job and it may all fall out then you will need new gear :lol:
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2007, 09:10:42 AM »
I think CFS would rather scrub our name out of the book than give us new gear if we did that. :lol:
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Re: rcr gear serviced
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2007, 01:31:34 PM »
Anyone other than me going to the RCR upskills training day at STC this Saturday 24th of march?????
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