Rescue Basket, Collapsible

LSI Product ID: res-0495-00

AID Model: 495

Manufactured By: Lifesaving Systems Corporation

The McCauley Collapsible Basket combines the compact stowage of the rescue net systems with the ruggedness, rigidity and safety of the tubular frame rescue basket. The design reduces stowage space requirements by 55% thus lending itself suitable for use by operators of smaller helicopters or those not specific for SAR operations. Design features a large open internal volume, able to accommandate two average adults for 2-person recovery in a single hoist evolution, reducing the time at scene and in hover.

Bail assemblies fold into the basket and each side collapses for stowage. Basket is easily and quickly erected by simply lifitng the bails and top rail up, rotating the side supports down, and securing in place with simple spring-locks. This provides a rigid structure that aids handling and entry into the basket. A new tubular hinge design reduces maintenance. Frame members are constructed of tubular stainless steel with flexible net sides of 1/2" nylon webbing. All components are non-corrosive, and require minimal maintenance for extended service life. A plastic mesh liner with 1" openings encloses the bottom. Inherent flotation provides positive self-righting and reserve buoyancy. Float covers are printed with safety pictorials and have high intensity reflective markings. This basket is standard equipment aboard all U.S. Navy H-60's and many other rescue agencies worldwide.

Includes heavy-duty stowage case and tie-strap


    + Stowed: 44 1/2" x 25" x 9 1/2"
    + Assembled: 44 1/2 x 25" x 41"