Paratech produces several different bases and heads for use on our struts in vehicle stabilization scenarios. From the all in one VSK Base 12 with it’s integrated spring return ratchet strap to our versatile Multi-Base, we have something to fit your needs. Paratech prides itself on simple, intuitive design, and that carries forward into our vehicle stabilization bases, finding the perfect blend of capability and ease of use.
All of our strut system heads and bases are milled from solid aircraft grade aluminum, never cast, to ensure reliable and uniform strength in every piece, then hard-coat anodized to maximize it’s strength and resistance to the elements.
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The Dual Base is designed as a base plate for both the lift and the catch strut in a vehicle stabilization scenario, simplifying setup and reducing footprint. The Dual Base has two 45 degree swivel strut cups, each with a 5,000 lb WLL anchor ring, mounted to a quick action rotating mounting plates. The rotating mounting plates can be moved 360 degrees, and locked and unlocked with a simple quarter turn locking knob. The Dual Base itself is made from hard coat anodized aluminum for maximum durability. The base plate has holes for pickets, and concrete anchors.
The VSK Base 12 comes integrated with a spring tensioned automatic return ratchet belt to make setup and take-down extremely easy and minimizes trip hazards in the hot zone. It is outfitted with an anchor ring to attach a second ratchet belt or chain. The 12 in (30.5 cm) base comes with 4 picket holes and has two additional holes sized for concrete anchors.
The VSK Base 6 comes integrated with a spring tensioned automatic return ratchet belt to make setup and take-down extremely easy and minimizes trip hazards in the hot zone. It is outfitted with an anchor ring to attach a second ratchet belt or chain.
Can be used as a V Base, Cone Base, Wedge Base and will accept a 3/8” chain. The central weight saving hole can also be used with a web shackle.
The Hinged Base 12 with Anchor Ring measures 12” x 12” (30,5cm x 30,5cm) and has a textured, aggressive ground contact surface. It includes an anchor ring to attach anchoring straps, ratchet belts or chains and a hinged connector that allows the clevis to move through a 90 degree range of motion to find the best angle for support. It has four holes along each side for securing the base to the ground with rebar or steel pickets, and one hole on each side to secure the hinged base plate to concrete using concrete anchors.
The Spike Base has replaceable stainless steel spikes that will dig into sheet metal, a V shape for cradling the load and a cone feature to dig into purchase points on a vehicle. The central hole can be used for a web shackle. The sticker comes with an angle indicator to gauge stabilization strut angle.
Designed to take both 3/8” (9.5mm) and 1/2” (12.7mm) either round or square chain, the Multi Chain Base means you don’t have to worry if you have the right size chain. The surface touching the vehicle has aggressive teeth to bite into the steel or aluminum panels and the stickers on either side make it easy to estimate strut angle.
The Contour base is C shaped to cup the load contact point, with aggressive teeth to bite into the material and maximize friction.
The Convex Multi Base is a multi–purpose vehicle stabilization base with a chain wedge for 3/8” chain, a V shape for cradling the load and cone feature to bite into purchase points on the vehicle.
The V Base has a 90° V that will fit onto any right angle. It features 2 nailing holes should it need to be nailed to a piece of wood used in other applications.
The Hinged Base 6 with Anchor Ring measures 6” x 6” (15 cm x 15 cm) and has a textured, aggressive ground contact surface. It includes an anchor ring to attach anchoring straps, ratchet belts or chains and a hinged connector that allows the clevis to move through a 90 degree range of motion to find the best angle for support.
The ultimate vehicle stabilization kit. There is no vehicle on the road, runway or track that this kit cannot stabilize. When your vehicular rescue needs the strongest system available, look no further.
Doubling the capacity of the Standard VSK, this kit is designed for multiple vehicles, longer reach and heavier weights such as a fully loaded tractor-trailer.
Paratech’s flagship kit and the “standard” when addressing your stabilization needs. This kit covers everything from small vehicles to large commercial/municipal vehicles.
Safely extend stabilization struts with air with the VSK Controller. The VSK controller can connect to multiple stabilization struts to automatically extend them during a vehicle lift, make rescues safer and easier than ever before.
Heavy Vehicle Extrication Kit (HVEK) is designed to tackle nearly any vehicle rescue scene, from light-duty passenger vehicles to a tractor-trailer underrides, to a full-on train derailment. With a full complement of heavy-duty LongShore stabilization struts, Multiforce Air Lifting Bags, Hydrafusion hydraulic struts, chains, chain binders, cribbing and more, the HVEK is ready for anything.
The Rapid Extrication Kit combines the advanced lifting power of the Multiforce Air Lifting Bag with the superior stabilization strength of AcmeThread support struts in a single package. The Rapid Extrication Kit comes will the necessary bases, struts, extensions, and ratchet belts for stabilizing a vehicle, as well as the Multiforce Air Lifting Bag and all pneumatic control gear.
The LongShore and AcmeThread shoring systems are the strongest and most comprehensively versatile shoring systems in the world. With dozens of bases to fit any nearly any situation, there is nothing rescuers can't tackle. Whether it is stabilizing a single flipped passenger car while prepping for extrication, to preventing a locomotive from rolling down an embankment, Paratech has the proper shoring solution.
AcmeThread StrutDriver is a medium duty lifting device integrated into our extremely strong and versatile AcmeThread Rescue Strut. Safe, Easy, Fast Lifting with a 6,000 lbs (2,721 kg) lifting capacity.
When you need to stabilize a vehicle accident scene quickly, there is nothing faster or stronger. With the TwistLock Collar all you need to do is TWIST, EXTEND, LOCK and the SUPPORTER can stabilize 10,000 lb / 4,535 kg with a 2:1 safety factor at ANY height.
The Paratech HydraFusion Struts offer end users the ability to lift up to 10 U.S. Tons with a safety factor of 2:1 and to stabilize up to 20,000 lbs. with a safety factor of 4:1. The innovative, built in Dual Shaft End Adapter (patent pending) allows users to safely use Paratech LongShore, LockStroke or AcmeThread Struts and Extensions in conjunction with the incredible lifting ability of the HydraFusion Strut.
Paratech is the industry leader in Air Lifting Bags with top quality traditional flat bags while also leading the way with entirely new innovative designs. Paratech Air Lifting Bags are made of the highest quality materials to provide peak performance and with dozens of 'ease of use' design choices.
For more than 50 years Paratech has set the standard for high quality heavy-duty forcible entry tools. These tools are designed to pry, pound, puncture, twist and cut open or remove all types of barriers between emergency personnel and the life they are saving. From our popular full line of Hooligan Tools to our powerful Percussive Rescue Tool (PRT), to our compact & versatile Pry-Axe, Paratech has led the way in design and manufacturing of dependable and unstoppable forcible entry tools.
Paratech Pod Systems (Tri, Bi and Mono) are the strongest high angle systems available. All kits come with a carrying case and all of the bases needed. Use AcmeThread or LongShore Struts and Extenstions to create a system for your desired length. Paratech's elevator rescue equipment can lock down an elevator car or securely attach to an elevator entry door casing for rope rescue down the elevator shaft.
From breaking concrete to cutting the remains of a melted tanker shell apart, Paratech delivers the punch.
The Paratech Damage Control System (DCS) brings maritime damage control shoring into the 21st century. Speed, strength, flexibility and capability are the hallmarks of Paratech’s DCS . Everything about the system has been designed to simplify the difficult task of damage control shoring and improve response time.
The Special Mission Tender (SMT) is a rescue response trailer containing equipment packages for Trench Rescue, USAR or both. It's a one-stop-shop for everything you need for rescue, organized for quick mobile response.
Paratech's Rescue Support Systems for Structural Collapse consists of a full array of vertical shoring equipment and raker shores. With the Absolute Raker, Paratech has the only fully mechanical raker shore available. Absolutely no wood is needed for cross-bracing. Standard Rakers (with wood cross-bracing) are still available as well as upgrade kits, Expansion Kits, and Flying Raker Kits. Urban Search and Rescue Teams around the world rely on the strength and simplicity of Paratech's Structural Shoring equipment to successfully accomplish rescues safely and efficiently.
Paratech offers a 2-day, 3-day and week-long training courses to enhance your department’s capabilities with Paratech equipment. We will discuss, demonstrate, and perform techniques for real world applications. The training will be performed by certified Instructors that have gone through a rigorous Paratech training program that enables them to provide the finest instruction on Paratech products available.
Paratech offers void fill cushions, pneumatic control equipment and shoring struts for trench rescue. Paratech's strut systems are unrivaled in strength and simplicity, making them perfect for trench rescue scenarios.
Vehicle stabilization is the first step in extrication. Paratech offers a wide range of stabilization solutions from passenger cars to fully loaded tractor trailers and even locomotives.