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HandiFueler age/AGSE cART BEST VALUE


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Right side view of the HandiFueler AGE Service Cart. Note the service fluid stowage area, and the side steps.
The left side of the HandiFueler AGE Service Cart. This is where the operator controls are located.
Here we can see the fuel nozzle (stowed, left), the control panel with integrated emergency stop switch, the fuel use meter, and the grounding reel. Also notice the tank drain valve located at the bottom left. This is useful for taking fuel samples as well as draining the tank, if needed. Additionally, take note of the two vertical shiny metal tubes. These bearing mounted tubes are additional hose guides to prevent interfering with any other components.
A close-up of the fuel meter. A fuel log stowage location is conveniently located right above the meter.
The rear of the unit. Here we have easy access to the "purple k" fire extinguisher, and a full service spill kit. The fuel mode select valve (fuel/defuel), the electrical box and an aviation grade fuel filter are located here, also.
The service fluid stowage bin. Here, a user can stow cans of oil and hydraulic fluid, and radiator coolant. Though cases/cans will fit, the bin is also designed to hold 5 liter Oil-Safe bottles that are used at some bases. To the left of the photo, we can see the tire service hose, air pressure gauge, and fill port.
Another view of the tire service station, as well as the Optima batteries. These batteries will charge via the onboard charger (spiral gel-cell optimized), or the via the tow vehicle.
A look inside the electrical box. Here are the electrical components, and the sprial gel-cell optimized charger (set at 100-115 VAC, adjustable to 220 VAC). The manual and AFTO 245 stow here also.
A 10 gallon air bottle, maxiumum presure 125 psi. This bottle stores enough air to service one typical AGE tire completely, or several that are low on air.
This is a close-up of the defueling wand stowage tubes (1 flex, and 1 rigid). Removing the nozzle and attaching a wand takes seconds.
The rigid defueling wand, useful for mobility or maintenance prep.
The flex defueling wand, for curved fuel necks.
A close-up shot of the control box. The E-Stop switch immediately cuts all power to the pump.
Betts LED spot lamp, mounted where is useful for AGE servicing, or when swiveled, lighting up the top of the HandiFueler when servicing the tank. The LED draws minimum current from the battery. The cart also has three cabinet lamps mounted unter the hood.
The fill port on the top of the HandiFueler tank. The fill tube is shaped like a "Z" to prevent static buildup from the free-fall of fuel. The port is also padlockable (so is the top manway).
The front of the HandiFueler AGE Service Cart. Note the 7-pin connector mounted on the tow bar. This connector/harness allows the HandiFueler to operate and charge from the Bobtail's electrical system. Also notice the heavy-duty tie down lugs in the event the HandiFueler needs to be mobilized.






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Thank you for considering the Spokane Industries HandiFueler Ground Support Service Cart. When we think about Best Value for taxpayer dollars, it is sometimes easier to focus on the procurement price alone. But performance, safety, reliability, mobility, maintainability, and mission specific design are very important considerations, too. This is where the Spokane Industries product rockets to the front of the class when compared to competitor's products.


We have written about how the HandiFueler is designed with safe operation in mind (for more information, click button below). How AGE/AGSE personnel gave us desired feature input, which was incorporated into the design. We have detailed that we went to several DoD bases to speak with AGE/AGSE mechanics to further refine the design after initial deployment. We checked with airlift loadmasters to ensure our ramp clearance angles exceeded airlift mobility requirements. The Spokane Industries HandiFueler Ground Support Service Cart is the Genuine, Real Deal; the spectacular, labor-saving result of all of that homework.

One area that needs to be considered further in the Best Value equation is maintainability. The HandiFueler Ground Support Service Cart shares many NSN listed components with the Fuel Bowsers and SealVac systems that are already deployed by the hundreds in the DoD. These parts are readily available from the DoD supply system, or ready to ship from our parts inventory. This shared major component list is quite extensive:


Front Undercarriage Assembly
Tow Bar
Toe Latch Assembly
Axel Assembly
Steering Mechanisms
Tire/Wheel Assemblies

Rear Undercarriage Assembly
Axel Assembly
Brake Drum Assemblies
Tire/Wheel Assemblies

Tank Assembly
Manway Door and Seal
Fuel  Level  Gauge
Brake Handle and Cable Assembly (Tank Mounted)

Bonding/Grounding Reels


Once you consider all of the advantages, short and long term to owning and operating a HandiFueler Ground Support Service Cart, it is clear we provide the Best Value product for your operations, and for the taxpayer.





The HandiFueler Ground Support Service Cart is now listed on the GSA Schedule. The GSA Contract Number for 400 and 600 gallon HandiFuelers is: GS-07F-0257U. Contact us to find out how this can streamline your HandiFueler procurement process. Click on GSA logo above to go direct to our GSA Advantage product catalog.