FINNISH firm Kesla Oyj is now taking orders for its new trailer concept with fire-extinguishing features. 

The product consists of a KESLA multiuse trailer, a KESLA loader and a modern, special plastic made water tank with volume of 10 m3 plus all the needed fire-fighting implements.

Equipped with its own hydraulics, it boasts two water cannons, with up to 30 m reach, which can be filled from natural water sources like lakes, rivers and bigger ditches.

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Orders for the machine are being taken now and the first deliveries will be shipped in February 2022. 

A spokesman from Kesla Oyj said: "The package can be driven to the fire-site – there is no need for separate carrier platform, which eases up the transfer to the site.

"Also, when filling the water tank, high road speed is beneficial as transfer to the filling site might not be right next to the fire-site.

"As the concept is based on a 144 trailer with whether roller or nave drive, it can be towed by high-wheeled tractors, which makes the package extremely handy and efficient in off-road conditions, as an example in case of forest fires.

"Combination of good features in on-road and off-road gives flexibility and economics to the investment.

"The product has attracted a lot of attention, and the company has received enquiries from all around the world. The product is now production ready. The sales are starting immediately and the first deliveries from factory are expected in February 2022."