Häst Rescue Frames
There are three models of Rescue Frames, the  heads of which are shown below.
 
Monopod
 
Bipod
 
Tripod

While the function of each style of frame differs widely from the others, most of the elements below are common to all three, making many of
the parts interchangeable, allowing the rescuer to select that frame which is the best suited for a particular application.

We have now instructions on assembly and use for the three frame configurations.  Please read the Preface first!
While we have not yet been able to include training pictures in the instructions, hopefully the verbal description will be
sufficiently clear.  The moment we can put together pictures and/or a training video, we will have it included here.

Preface                     Monopod                     Bipod                     Tripod


Columns 
 
There are two columns that make up each "leg".  The upper column is the longer one to the left and is slightly smaller in diameter than the lower column.  It telescopes into the lower column and can be pinned into any one of 8 holes, giving the total length a range from 12' 4" up to 20' 4" in 1 foot increments.  In the case of the bipod and tripod, this allows the frame to be leveled on uneven ground, or changes the width of the stance or head height if required.
A closer look at the upper column shows that there are marks
etched into the column that assist in lining up the holes.
The lower column, shown to the left, has strips of 3M material
that will provide a enhanced grip when handling the column.
In addition, the inside of the column has been reamed to a consistent size. 
It is then honed and made smooth for ease of passage of the upper column.
For each column set, we supply two carry handles.
Each is lined with 3M anti-slip material to keep it
in position.  These can be left on the column while
being used to help facilitate moving when needed.




  Feet
    
There are two different styles of feet, each being hinged differently from the other.  To the left is the monopod foot.  It is designed to be used on the monopod and as the third foot on the tripod.  To the right is the bipod foot.  Note that it is angled to coincide with the angle of the bipod or tripod head so that it sits level on the ground.  Both have generous attachment points on the bottom for ground stakes as well as for carabiners for other accessories.
 

Common to both styles of feet are the features on the bottom.  In soft or sandy soils, it is recommended to remove the rubber pad and allow the cleats on the bottom of the feet to dig into the ground.  With the soil being soft, one can still attach carabiners by rotating the carabineer up from the bottom and closing it on the top.  For rocky ground, or for use on concrete or asphalt, where the cleats would be undesirable, we have supplied a rubber pad that fits to the bottom of the feet.  The pad can be used on either the monopod or bipod style foot by changing the holes through which the button attachments are placed.
                                                

Chain Kits

Depending upon the rescue frame type and configuration, a chain kit may be required.  In the case of tripods, a chain kit is automatically included with the order.  This is because tripods are often used as a stand alone support and may not be staked to the ground.  Spreading forces on the legs can be considerable and these frames, while very strong, are not designed to withstand these types of forces.  Chain kits are not automatically included with bipods, because they are often secured with ground stakes.  However, if a bipod is used on a hard surface, where ground stakes are not possible, and remote anchors must be used, a chain kit is an absolute necessity.
                   

Above are three different chain configurations.  The first one on the left is for a bipod with an average large animal load (ground stakes not shown).  If a very large animal load is anticipated  (over 2000 pounds), a second chain can be added as in the middle.  It is important to "balance" the chain attachment points.  Even with two chains attached, there are still enough holes for ground stakes in the corners and a "change of direction" pulley attachment in the middle.  The picture to the right shows how the chains should be attached for a tripod that is not using ground stakes.
                                         

Our chain kit has been carefully designed to work with the plates on our feet, being of a correct size and load rating.  The "standard" kit will handle normal loads found in large animal rescue scenarios.  However, if an extremely high load is anticipated, we also have a Heavy Duty kit available.  If there are any questions, please contact us before purchase and we will be happy to assist you in an appropriate selection.
Attaching the shackles to the plate is easy.  As shown to the left, the shackle is first introduced to the plate with the threaded side up.  Then, as in the picture to the right, the shackle is rotated to its proper configuration.  The pin is inserted though the link of the chain and secured.



For more information on each model, click on the link to the right:
     Monopod       Bipod       Tripod

For current pricing of both assemblies and parts, download our   Frame Order Form

Note (28 December 2014):  We only have the Bipod and Tripod pages up right now. 
We'll have the specific monopod  page up within a few weeks.
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If you have a question, please write us at:  Häst, PSC