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HURST Jaws of Life® has expanded its battery-powered eDRAULIC® rescue tool line with the addition of the R 422E2 Ram, whose 59.1-inch extended length gives first responders the longest extension in the industry.

The R 422E2 Ram debuts at 2019 FDIC International in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 11–13, where first responders will have a chance to see the rescue tool’s full reach and innovative details such as the sharp claws at both ends. The claws, also featured on the 53-inch-reach R 421E2, provide gripping power and rotate 360 degrees for use in even the most complicated rescues. The battery-powered tool also offers easy maneuverability with an ergonomically designed star-grip.

“The R 422E2’s telescopic, 59.1-inch reach and eDRAULIC power bring portability and performance to first responders on the scene,” said Bruce Johnston, director of marketing and product management for HURST Jaws of Life, which is exhibiting at FDIC Booth 1823. “We continually look for solutions that will help first responders get to the patient quickly in every situation. Our Voice of Customer research showed us that end users sometimes require further reach in a Ram, and the R 422E2 delivers combined reach and power like no other tool on the market.”

NFPA 1936 2015 compliant and boasting an IP rating of IP54, the R 422E2 comes with two li-ion rechargeable batteries and one charger.

The R 422E2 is the second Ram HURST is introducing this spring. The company is also launching the industry’s first watertight battery-powered rescue tool line, the HURST Jaws of Life eDRAULIC EWXT. The line includes the R 521EWXT, which operates underwater with a brushless motor that offers higher performance and a longer run time, plus includes four LED lights for better visibility.