National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Rack – Collapsible

NFES Number: 
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for damaged/missing tines, if so dispose of.
  2. Inspect for damage to handle sliding-locking mechanism.
  3. Inspect all welds to see if cracked or broken.
  4. Inspect grips for tears/loss of grips.
  5. Inspect nuts and bolts to make sure they are in place (2 each).
  6. Inspect pin in locking mechanism.
  7. Return to stock if item passes inspection and shows no sign of use.
  8. Dispose of item if it is damaged beyond repair.
  9. Refurbish item if economically repairable.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Damp wipe with mild detergent solution to remove dirt, mud, and grease.
  2. Let stand and dry.
  3. Lubricate slide mechanism with WD 40 or similar solution.

B. Repair

  1. Repair/replace nuts, bolts, and pins as needed. Various nuts, bolts, and locking pins may be procured at a local hardware store.
  2. Replace rubber handles.

C. Testing for Performance

  1. Inspect slide mechanism to see if moves freely and does not bind up when expanding tines of rake.
  2. Expand all tines to see if secure and stable.

D. Repackaging

  • Place 10 each in carton NFES #000338 (37” x 18” x 7”).


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