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HOW TO FLAT LOAD 2 ½” HOSE BED WITH 150FT QUICK DEPLOY

  1. Pick up coupling 
    • Female coupling for a reverse loaded bed 
  2. Place coupling 
    • In any rear corner of hose bed 
    • Near hose bed divider 
    • Usually center hose bed divider 
  3. Lay hose line 
    • Flat load in hose bed 
    • Starting from coupling 
    • In a front to back or back to front manner 
    • Flat parallel 
  4. Make folds 
    • At front and rear of hose bed 
    • Staggered 
    • Laying side by side 
    • Making a tight fold (loops) 
  5. Place hose line 
    • Back on itself 
    • Until hose line is at the approximate midpoint of hose bed 
  6. Lay hose line 
    • In a slight diagonal order 
    • To the rear of the apparatus 
    • So next flake will lay alongside the first 
  7. Place hose line 
    • Back on itself 
    • To front of apparatus 
    • Over diagonal section 
  8. Make each succeeding flake in the same manner 
    • Same length on each tier
  9. Stagger coupling 
    • In hose bed 
    • Fully utilizing hose bed 
    • Preventing couplings from touching or interfering with folds 
  10. Use Dutchman, short fold or reverse bend 
    • To position coupling for proper exit, if necessary 
  11. Place hose line 
    • Back on itself 
    • When other side of the hose bed is reached 
    • To start the next tier 
    • Staggering each tier 
    • Approximately 4-6 inches front and back 
  12. Continue to load hose line 
    • By the same method 
    • Until the last 150’ 
  13. Place female end of the 150’ coupling 
    • At front of the hose bed 
    • Against driver’s side bed rail 
    • Make 8” loop extending from bed 
  14. Continue to load hose 
    • In flat load manner 
    • Until 100’ remain 
  15. Place female end of 100’ coupling right next to 150’ coupling 
    • At front of hose bed 
    • Make a slightly larger loop than the first 
  16. Continue to load hose 
    • In flat load manner 
    • Until 50’ remain 
  17. Place female end of 50’coupling right next to 100’ coupling 
    • At front of hose bed 
    • Make a slightly larger loop than the second loop 
  18. Continue to load hose 
    • In flat load manner 
    • Until the male coupling 
  19. Attach 2 ½” nozzle to male coupling 
    • Tighten bail in the shut position 
  20. Place nozzle on hose 
    • Male end of last length 
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