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Models and Options chart
These options do not retrofit to existing VENTRY Fans unless “sold separately” is specified. Options include...
Above, the Safety Light is in use on one of the two VENTRY Fans. Photo used with permission of JP Miklovic. Click image to enlarge. See the Fan Gallery for more pictures of the Safety Light in use at this training.
VENTRY Fans with Honda GX160 and Honda GX200 motors are available with an optional 12-volt Articulated Light for point of entry (POE) lighting. Self-contained, waterproof, and powered by a small alternator in these two GX-series engines, it provides instant light when the fan starts, right where it’s needed, before, during, and after operations.
The Safety Light aims in any direction and folds down when not in use, adding nothing to the fan’s storage dimensions, and takes firefighter abuse. This is a tremendous safety feature for fire fighters as a point of entry light, lighting the scene before entry, lighting the exit on the way out, and lighting the fan itself during rapid departures!
Note, the Safety Light is not an add-on to existing fans, as the engine itself must be selected with the internal power supply at the time of sale (see FAQ).
Front view of Solid Rubber Wheels with Stair Skids
Medium Flat-Free Wheels have replaced Small Pneumatic Wheels
Large Pneumatics do not come with Stair Skids. The vertical handle is up in this photo but can be lowered as desired.
Clockwise from upper left: 6" Medium Flat-Free, 8.5" Large Pneumatic, 5" Small Solid Rubber
All wheel options now include a centrally-located Vertical Handle and some include Stair Skids
There are three different wheel options available on VENTRY Fans:
Solid rubber wheels are polyurethane wheels with ABEC-5 bearings which roll very smoothly and are extra rugged. 5 inches in diameter, they are ideal for rural environments and mostly smooth ground. This option includes a handle that moves straight up and down from the center of the fan and two powder-coated steel Stair Skids which allow for easy maneuvering of the fan over stairs, curbs and other obstacles. If you already own a VENTRY Fan with the original black solid wheels, you can upgrade to these new wheels very easily and inexpensively.
These heavy-duty tires are 6 inches in diameter and 2 inches wide so they roll easily over rough and unpacked terrain and provide extra clearance between the fan guard and the ground during transport. Rugged and low maintenance, the tires are made from solid microcellular polyurethane foam with a zinc-plated, two-piece steel hub. They can never go flat!
This option includes a handle that moves straight up and down from the center of the fan and two powder-coated steel Stair Skids which allow for easy maneuvering of the fan over stairs, curbs and other obstacles.
Medium Flat-Free Wheels have replaced Small Pneumatics. Photos of VENTRY Fans with Small Pneumatic Wheels on our site and literature will be updated over time.
Pneumatic tires are air-filled and allow for easy transport over very rough terrain, rocks and gravel. The large pneumatic tires are very big: 8.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches wide. Stair Skids are unnecessary with Large Pneumatics because the tires stick forward far enough to protect the guard. This option does include a handle that moves straight up and down from the center of the fan. Large Pneumatics are too big to be optional on 20-inch fans.
Vertical Handle. A Vertical Handle is now included with all wheel options, as wheels aren’t very helpful unless you have a handle to grab! It raises and lowers straight up and down from the middle of the fan. Tip the fan toward you to roll. When not needed, pull a release and the handle may be lowered back down out of the way.
Stair Skids. Stair Skids are included with Small Solid Rubber and Medium Flat-Free Wheel options. Skids allow the fans to slide up and down curbs and stairs easily, without damaging the guard. They are not necessary, and therefore not included, with Large Pneumatics.
Size and weight. Wheel options may increase a fan’s weight and storage size. Be sure to check dimensions carefully to make sure the fan will fit your compartment with the options you choose.
Retrofit? Wheels do not retrofit to fans; they must be specified at time of order. Please see chart for availability. Wheels are included on several fan models and may be optional on others.
The Spark Arrester fits just inside the muffler. It captures sparks, preventing any from exiting the motor during operation. Spark Arresters (also spelled spark arrestors) are required on all engines operated in national parks within the United States. Can be sold separately.
The digital Tiny Tach is a tachometer and hourmeter. It tracks hours and RPM, allowing for performance report, diagnostics and maintenance scheduling. Can be sold separately. Complete details are available at www.tinytach.com.
Our fan’s water Misting Ring Kit is filtered! Tiny impurities in water supplies can render most misters useless very quickly, but a 22-micron filter (right) on ours flushes clear with the turn of a switch. Retrofits to any fan with a guard. Can be sold separately. Click here for the page dedicated to Misting Rings.
One free Ultimate Door Stop is included with the purchase of every new VENTRY Fan. Additional Door Stops are sold separately. Click here for catalog listing.
This is a clever, useful, well-engineered tool for firefighters (also called a Wedge It). It can be used in several different ways to keep a door open. Every firefighter needs one! Hang one or two on your VENTRY Fan, or make sure everyone in the department has one. These make terrific gifts for fire fighters.
Unique to VENTRY Fans, and standard/included on every fan, our Safety Propellers hold the secret to high CFMs and are a combination of state-of-the-art proprietary technology and good old-fashioned hand craftsmanship. Available in either 20- or 24-inch sizes and for a range of engine horsepower. The propellers may be purchased for use on other fans, but the fans must be able to handle the thrust produced.
For more on our propellers, see the Propellers page.