Uni-Engine: A Tactical Advantage, A Logistical Solution

Uni-Engine Consisting of a water tank, pump, and storage area built within a highly transportable and self-leveling frame, it is the smart answer to a tactical problem facing wildland firefighting crews in remote and not so remote locations everywhere.
The design is simple, built for utility. It can be easily delivered by a pickup or helicopter and set up within minutes. Simplicity allows for the firefighter to be putting their attention where it is needed, fighting fire, and not on a complex piece of apparatus. The Uni-Engine (Klump Pump) fills a niche which has up to this time been filled by non-standard tank pumping systems. The Uni-Engine will not replace these systems, but buy operations people time to set them up.

Built for Speed: Air lift or drive to site

Image Helicopter Delivery Consisting of a water tank, pump, and storage area built within a highly transportable and self-leveling frame, it is the smart answer to a tactical problem facing wildland firefighting crews in remote and not so remote locations everywhere.
The design is simple, built for utility. It can be easily delivered by a pickup or helicopter and set up within minutes. Simplicity allows for the firefighter to be putting their attention where it is needed, fighting fire, and not on a complex piece of apparatus. The Uni-Engine (Klump Pump) fills a niche which has up to this time been filled by non-standard tank pumping systems. The Uni-Engine will not replace these systems, but buy operations people time to set them up.

Offers a Greater Margin of Safety

Having hose-delivered water and additives offer a greater degree of safety to line personnel. The system can be used to reinforce certain safety zones. Helicopter flight time thru the use of the Uni-Engine also reduces exposure to helicopter and pilot.


Better Fire Containment = Better Cost Containment!

This system puts hose-delivered water plus additives where it has not been before. Do the math on cutting containment and mop-up costs on various sized fires.
I recommend operations personnel consider pre-ordering the Uni-Engine. There are currently eight machines on line with two more under construction. Last fire season we were unable to fill several orders due to them being committed.

Proven Effectiveness

Quick ContactThe 2006 and 2007 fire seasons showed the potential of the Uni-Engine. Many people worked with us and gave us valuable input to future design and operations. The Uni-Engine was used in several different ways:

  • As engine fills on remote sections of dozer line
  • In support of burn-out operations
  • As a fixed pumping station on a road filled by water tenders
  • As the primary defense on a critical section of indirect line
  • As an initial attack and mop-up tool on remote lightning fires

For information about how it was used, be sure to check out our Reviews page!