The Problem

Melbourne Fire Brigade Identified an OH&S issue in manually moving Chemical Foam drums.

Each drum contains 220 litres of foam and this can be used in as little as 2 minutes.

Traditionally moved using a heavy steel hand trolley this posed numerous issues in respect to weight, distance and time.

The Solution

Hercules developed a prototype drum moving machine based on our all-wheel drive powered wheel barrow.

This machine assists moving the drums from the storage pod and to the fire fighters who are actively confronting the fire.

One fire fighter can safety and quickly move a drum without risk of injury.