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The new HURST Jaws of Life 5,000 psi KL-32 Defender spreader features a 32.5 inch spreading distance with a maximum spreading force of up to 25,592 lbs. and an ultimate pulling force of up to 7,760 lbs.

“The HURST Jaws of Life Defender series of spreaders are built for easy handling with industry-leading ergonomic features like the star-grip actuator and stationary handle that provide fingertip control in all rescue situations,” said Bruce Johnston, director of marketing and product management for HURST Jaws of Life. “The superior design of our 5,000 psi Defender series is a result of our engineers’ endless ingenuity.”

The KL-32 Defender features a dead man control valve that reverts back to the neutral position if a rescuer’s hand slips from the control and a dual pilot check valve which sustains necessary load requirements if the flow of hydraulic fluid is interrupted. With the use of a SV power unit, the KL-32 Defender features a maximum opening speed of 10 seconds and closing speed of 8 seconds.

HURST Jaws of Life KL-32 Defender Technical Specifications:

  • Spreading distance: 32.5 inches
  • Length: 35.54 inches
  • Height: 8.35 inches
  • Width: 15.82 inches
  • Weight: 50 lbs.

The HURST Jaws of Life Defender series of spreaders includes the 5,000 psi ML-28 Defender. The ML-28 Defender features a spreading distance of 28 inches, a maximum spreading force of 44,000 lbs. and a maximum pulling force of 6,969 lbs., and weighs only 49 lbs.

HURST Jaws of Life is a division of Hale Products Inc. Hale Products Inc. is a world leading provider of emergency service products in applications such as defense, rescue, firefighting and industry, and is one of the largest manufacturers of products to the emergency services worldwide. Hale Products Inc. is a unit of IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company.