Häst Rescue Frame - Tripod
The Häst Tripod, shown to the left, is designed to be a
self supporting structure for use to lift downed animals or
to stand over a well, sinkhole, or other earth opening.

Raising the tripod can be accomplished with at little as
two persons, however, more persons could speed up
the process considerably.  The picture to the left shows
the tripod fully extended, for an overall height of
about 19 feet.  

The raising process begins by assembling two legs to the tripod head.
In this case, the legs are completely collapsed to their shortest length.
Use of the wooden block can help in the assembly.

Note that the two preassembled legs have the bipod style feet.
The monopod style foot is yet to be inserted.
Then, the third leg can be inserted into the tripod head.
Now is the time to attach your haul system to the red ring.
Also, place a line on each of the three holes in the top plate.  These lines
will be used to raise the tripod.  They can also be used as guy lines in the
event that more stability is desired later on during the rescue.
The tripod is then easily tipped up into position. 
It took only two persons to accomplish this.
Then, either raising or lowering the legs of the tripod is easy.

While one person is pulling on the top of the tripod, as to the right . . .

The other person removes the pin and replaces it in either a hole
that is higher or lower than before.  The other legs are made
shorter or longer in sequence until the final desired height is acheived.

If more than two persons are available to raise the tripod, the process
can be hastened by increasing the length of the down legs while it is still
on its side.  Having longer legs, while not making the top heavier, will
work much better with other team members pulling on the ropes on the
top of the tripod head.  Also, for full extension, because the holes at the
top of the lower column are about 9 feet above the ground, a small step
ladder may be required.  We recommend a ladder like the "Little Giant",
which should be in every rescue cache anyway.
Like the bipod, because there are horizontal "thrust" forces when
the tripod is loaded  (this force is approximately 148 pounds for
every 1000 pounds of load on the tripod), the feet either need to
be secured using ground stakes as shown to the right, or they need to be
tied to one another using the included chain kit if on a hard surface and
the use of stakes is not possible.
 

The price for the Häst Rescue Frame Tripod is $6,738, which includes the components shown above along with a chain kit, but does not include crating and freight.  But because the tripod uses components from both the bipod and monopod frames, such as the same style feet and the same columns, it may be fairly economical to simply add the tripod head to your order for this type of rescue scenario.  For now, expect a lead time of a couple of months.   Our goal, however, to be able to reduce this time considerably.

There are five different "stances" available, from the narrow Model 16 to the wide stance Model 24 which is shown above.  The number indicates the degrees from vertical that the columns are set.   The wider stance models allow for more working room between the columns as well as a much more stable environment.  We recommend the Model 24.  However, circumstances or space restrictions may necessitate that a more narrow model be selected, so the other stances are available if desired.

For a current price list of all of our frames and accessories, download the order form:  Häst Rescue Frames

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If you have a question, please write us at:  Häst, PSC