R&B "Tuff Bottom" Fire Hydrant Bag
“Tuff Bottom” Hydrant Bag
A large 14 oz. vinyl bag designed to hold all of the equipment you need for a hydrant operation. The Velcro® closure on top allows for quick access with your gloves on. This bag will hold large gated valves, wyes, wrenches, reducers, etc. A high-density padded bottom helps to protect equipment. The molded TUFF Bottom provides an almost indestructible base.
- MPN: #442RD
- Measures 24”L x 12”W x 9”H with 2,600 cu. in. of space.
- Color: Red.
- Weight. 36 oz.
- Made in the USA.
What Is A TUFF BOTTOM?
A Tuff Bottom is a heated, compressed and molded sheet of high-density cross-link polyethylene foam - you might also know it as the stuff they make your shoe soles out of.
- One piece molded high-density construction
- Super durable and resistant to wear
- Resistant to Petrochemicals and UV rays
- Will not absorb liquids
- Temperature range of -60°f to 175°f
How do you test a TUFF BOTTOM?
We started this process by contacting several testing laboratories and found that the cost to test was pretty outrageous and the terms used to describe the testing process was like reading a foreign language.
So after being discouraged with my initial test research, I got a brilliant idea. I figured there is nothing better than a real-world test to prove whether or not these new Tuff Bottoms could hold up in the field. What did I have in mind for a “real world test”? The first step was to fill the bag with 20 pounds of stone. Then I took a tow strap and attached the bag to the back of my H1 Hummer. So away I went; dragging the bag down the road behind me. I decided I better cover all the bases, so I made sure to drag the bag over asphalt, concrete and even gravel roads. Oh, these weren’t freshly paved roads, but rather your typical Ohio back roads that are filled with potholes, cracks and fresh tar. I started off at about 20 miles per hour. To my amazement, the bag just kept sliding right along behind me. After about 10 miles of abuse, I got bored and decided to give the new Tuff Bottom the “real world test stamp of approval.” The bottom line is the R&B Tuff Bottom is truly rugged. It’s designed to take a beating and ask for more. So, next time you are looking for the most durable bag you can get your hands on, look for an R&B Tuff Bottom Bag! You won’t be disappointed in your decision.
R&B Fabrications, Inc.