National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Hose Roller – Electric

NFES Number: 
Small Engine Equipment
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 
Storage and Shelf Life Procedure: 
Date Last Tested (DLT) not to exceed 12 months.

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for missing parts, proper foot pedal switch operation, cracks in frame structure, roller pins in place, exterior motor damage; damaged or cut power cord.
  2. Verify that the protective guards are on any and all moving parts. (i.e., foot pedal shroud)
  3. Return to stock if there is no sign of use or damage and date last tested (DLT) does not exceed 12 months.
  4. Refurbish as necessary if unit has been used, damaged, or shelf life is exceeded.
  5. Dispose of the unit if it is not economically repairable.

Refurbishment Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Blow dust and dirt out of electric motor.
  2. If needed wash with high-pressure washer (cover electric motor).
  3. Let dry.

B. Repair

  1. Repair cracks in frame as needed.
  2. Repair or replace power cord if damaged. Ensure no exposed wire, grounding hazards or electrical shock risks.
  3. Ensure all decals (operations and warning) are affixed and legible.

C. Test for Performance

  1. Plug in to power source and test motor and moving parts.
  2. Test roller under a load by means of rolling lengths of hose.
  3. Retest after servicing motor and/or transfer case.

D. Repackaging

  1. Use nylon “zip-tie” to tie off (seal) power cord to frame.
  2. Attach certification tag that indicates date last tested (DLT), property #, and name of individual certifying performance.
  3. Ensure that all identification (property #, serial #, owner ID) is affixed and legible.


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