When you travel into areas of our land where wildfires are a serious risk, the sight of the rigid back tank is a
common occurrence. Often you will encounter a pickup truck with 1 or 2 of them mounted and ready for quick action.
Upon entering camp or park areas, you may see small crude fire stations shelters where 1 or more may
be housed along with other basic wildfire fighting equipment such as axes, shovels, brooms & rakes.
The back tank with its 5 gallons of water can be quickly slung on a person’s back and hurried to a hot
spot. Discovering a fire in its early stages is crucial. The backpack tank provides a means to do something about the
situation. For the cottage owner, one of these backpack tanks should be prominently placed and ready for deployment
-- to the campfire, the burning barrel, or other area of concern.
WATERAX Back Tank
The all-new WATERAX OT-4NX is a modernized poly backpack pump that was conceived with the comfort and safety of the user in mind. The tank is made of lightweight yet rugged UV-resistant polyethylene making it easier to carry without compromising on durability. Ergonomics can be felt through the sleek contours of the tank, the integrated lumbar support, and the comfortable shoulder straps. The robust carrying handle makes for easy lifting and also serves as a port where the hand pump can be neatly docked. The large diameter filler neck allows convenient filling, cleaning access, and features a filler strainer to capture and prevent unwanted particles from entering the hand pump’s water supply.
Waterax Back Tank
with brass pistol grip hand pump
Hydro-Wick Poly Back Tank
Corrosion-proof tank made with UV resistant polyethylene plastic. Heavier wall thickness provides better puncture
resistance. Large diameter filler neck. Drop-in flexible mesh strainer. Weather resistant rubber filler cap. Left and right
hand operation with central pump hose connection swivels with 90° hand pump hose connection that keeps space
requirement to a minimum when transporting. Uses a bayonet pumping action with thumb pressure to control spray pattern. Can shoot a water stream 40 to 50 feet with an optimum operating distance of about 10 feet.
Designed for left or right handed operators
Plastic tank able to stand rough treatment
Weight evenly distributed on shoulders, back
Rounded design aids operator comfort
Corrosion resistant unit
Adjustable 2" nylon shoulder straps
Tank has a 5 gallon (19 litres) capacity
Spray pattern controlled by thumb pressure
5 gal. US
Stock # PB615
Hydro-Wick Poly Back Tank
with brass bayonet style hand pump
For rigid back tank $99 Cdn
Optional bracket for supporting the back tank during storage or transportation. Includes nylon straps for securing
the pack. For Hydro-Wick Poly Back Tank only.
Stock # A6258680
For Hydro-Wick Poly Back Tank
$99 Cdn Special Order
Collapsible Back Tanks
When space limitations are major concerns, the collapsible back tank is the choice. It is comfortable to wear and provides the same water capacity as its rigid counterpart.
Waterax Neoprene Backpack
The WATERAX HPO-2X is a rugged collapsible backpack made of durable nylon fibrecoated with neoprene. The neoprene bag is UV resistant and fireproof. It also offers exceptional abrasion resistance and can easily be repaired in the field with standard tire patches. The all-new brass hand pump design features a forward grooved hand grip and a rear pistol grip that makes operating the hand pump easier on the wrist and requires less effort than standard hand pumps.
20 7/8 (53 cm)
6 lbs (2.7 kg)
28 1/8 (71.5 cm)
48 lbs (21.7 kg)
5 US Gallons (19 L)
Waterax VPO-1X Collapsible Backpack
Vinyl coated polyester; reinforced seams; durable
Excellent abrasion resistance
Sturdy and ergonomic nylon rear pistol grip hand pump ... use left or right handed.
Operational weight under 50 lb.
UV resistant; highly visible
Capacity: 5 US gallons (19 L)
Premium WATERAX shoulder straps — comfortable
Shoulder & chest straps adjustable
Collapsible for space saving
Scotchlite® reflective strips for increased visibility
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One Stop Fire Products Inc.
Markham, Ontario L3P 7H9 Canada
Tel: (905) 946-1033