HoseCat is a state-of-the-art tool to aid firefighters in the handling of NST and STORZ hose couplings. The HoseCat comes in three different styles to meet differing needs.
The HoseCat 1 hose coupling assist tool which allows one firefighter to uncouple or recouple NST (National Standard Threaded) couplings up to 4” quickly and safely. HoseCat II is for 4” or 5” Storz-type couplings and is particularly useful with Storz couplings with thumb locks. Hosecat III is for use when you have both types of hose on the same truck. No matter which model you get, having it permanently mounted on the apparatus at a safe working height, reduces the risk of injury for a single fire fighter using a pair of spanner wrenches and/ or damage to the hose by standing on it to keep it from moving while trying to tighten couplings on the fire ground.
All operations with HoseCat can be completed with bare or gloved hands. HoseCat is hinged and easily swings from the stowaway into working position. HoseCat will accommodate all popular hose coupling sizes from 1.5″ up to and including 4″ and 5″ diameter hoses.
The technological breakthrough of HoseCat more than a decade ago allows the proper tightening of hose couplings when loading hose beds and eliminates the need for two firefighters or two spanner tools to uncouple fire hoses. The stainless steel construction and durable design of the HoseCat will last indefinitely, allowing units to transfer from their old apparatus to newly purchased apparatus providing for years of trouble-free use.