Monday, September 26, 2016

Kimtek's MEDLITE and FIRELITE Transports are a Perfect Fit for the new Honda Pioneer 1000

Honda Pioneer 1000
Honda Pioneer 1000 with Kimtek FIRELITE Transport
First responders have expanded options with new UTV/skid unit combination

ORLEANS, VT; September, 2016— In its continued expansion into side-by-side utility vehicles, the newly introduced Honda Pioneer 1000-3 readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE and FIRELITE skid units. The Honda Pioneer 1000 has a cargo bed capacity of 1,000 pounds, allowing enough capacity to carry most of the UTV skid units KIMTEK currently offers.

A Useful Combination

With its modular, slide-in design and numerous adaptability features, Kimtek's MEDLITE and FIRELITE Transport skid units can be installed in the Honda Pioneer 1000 cargo bed in just minutes. The MEDLITE and FIRELITE's included tie-down system attaches to the Honda’s integrated tie-downs already located in the cargo bed for fast, simple installation. With MEDLITES offering a place for an attendant and a patient and the FIRELITES offering up to 70 gallons of water and patient transport area, these combinations give first responders a powerful tool for off-road fire and rescue, wildland search and rescue, large event response, lifeguard operations, industrial fire and medical response, and many more field applications for police, fire, and EMS response agencies.

For more information about Kimtek's full line of MEDLITE and FIRELITE Transport skid units, please visit www.kimtekresearch.com. More information on Honda Pioneer 1000 is available at www.honda.com.

Honda Pioneer 1000
Honda Pioneer 1000
The Honda Pioneer 1000 is powered by a purpose-built inline, twin-cylinder, Unicam® 999cc engine. It’s also the first side-by-side with a 6-speed fully automatic DCT, a state-of-the-art beltless transmission that is durable, efficient and easy to use. Designed, developed and produced according to Honda’s holistic methodology, the largest Pioneer is smooth-riding and extremely versatile. 

Fully-Automatic 6-Speed DCT Transmission

The Pioneer 1000’s Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission features six forward speeds plus reverse and two gearing ranges (high and low). The Pioneer 1000 EPS also adds paddle shifting and three shift modes (standard, sport and manual). It can do all the shifting for you, as smooth and seamless as any automatic, but can also give you total control to shift yourself—it’s the best of all worlds!

About KIMTEK Corporation

KIMTEK is the largest producer and marketer of ATV/UTV/Compact pickup truck-specific skid units for public safety agencies in the U.S. Custom designed for off-road emergency service vehicles, KIMTEK's slide-in fire and rescue skid units and MEDLITE medical skid units are now in service in all fifty states, the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as with U.S. Embassies, the Department of Defense, and all branches of the U.S. Military. A certified GSA contractor, KIMTEK transport skid units are also widely used in first response for large industrial plants, mining operations, and for seashore, sports stadium, racetrack, and other recreational venues.

KIMTEK Corporation was founded in 1984 as a research and development company dedicated to advances in life safety technology in the fire sciences. For more information, please contact KIMTEK at 888-546-8358 or visit the company's website at www.kimtekresearch.com.
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