The Otter™ pump is the world's first ultra-lightweight fully composite submersible pump used for remote water sourcing and flood control operations. The Power Unit can be mounted on a standard pick up truck with a 6.5’ bed and a 3200lb payload. Using the latest advancements in composite body technology, the Otter™ (Patent pending) weighs in at only 85 lbs (38.5 kg), while still being able to produce flows up to 2000 GPM (7570 LPM). Being physically manageable by one or two firefighting personnel is a unique deployment advantage, greatly simplifying loading and general use.
Due to its unique lightweight design, the main power unit can remain at an easily accessible location (i.e. street level) while the pump is carried/lowered to the remote water source (subway tunnels, flood channels, etc.) up to 100 feet away (depending on the hydraulic umbilical length). The discharge connection on the Otter™ uses a standard 5” Storz adapter, which can be further adapted to multiple lines to reduce pressure loss for the pump.
John Deere Diesel, 140 HP PowerTech E™
4 hour run time at rated performance
Structural Steel Frame with Aluminum Enclosure
Nominal Flow Rate
2000 GPM @102 Ft (44 psi)
Parker-Hannifin F12-30 Motor with stainless steel quick connects
Corrosion-proof fiber reinforced polymer composite
Corrosion-proof structural reinforced graphite polymer composite
360 Degree Otter View
The Otter System with the pump removed and ready to be placed into any body of water.
A front view of the Otter system where the ROM door is located.
An angled view of the Otter system showing the ROM door.
Features and Benefits of the otter Pump
The otter pump has immense benefits being the first and only composite source pump
The world's first composite, compact, ultra-lightweight, high-volume floating submersible source pump
Portable "floating hydrant"™ providing reliable positive pressure water supply to fire pumper apparatus
Superior corrosion-proof and corrosion-resistant properties in both fresh and salt water
No priming or drafting required
Increases availability and accessibility of more open water sources. May allow opportunity for improved water supply credit for insurance rating
Physically manageable by one or two emergency personnel for ease of deployment and retrieval
Deployment flexibility over a wide variety of terrain and infrastructure configurations
May improve water shuttle operations by eliminating a drafting engine and providing faster tanker/tender fill times
Easily refueled while operating during long-term operations
Power unit enclosure skid can remain at an easily accessible location remote from water supply, up to 100 ft
Can be operated in environmentally sensitive areas. Uses non-toxic, biodegradable hydraulic fluid
Perfect for the most dire fire fighting situations
The Otter System is capable of getting to water sources that a normal fire fighting apparatus cannot. It enhances the ability to access more open water sources previously deemed unattainable for fire fighting purposes.
Unique Partnership capabilities
Rent it. Finance It. Buy it.
At Chief Fire, we understand the unique circumstances every company encounters. That's why we offer flexible partnerships to cater to your one-of-a-kind needs.
Chief Fire will assemble, test, stock, and deploy The Otter™ pump on behalf of your company. Daily, weekly, or monthly rental options.
Need a solution that fits your budget? Chief Fire and Univest can help. With 100% financing and competitive rates, we can work together to get the equipment you need, now.
Purchase The Otter™ and unleash it’s full potential. A perfect solution to rural water supply or flood dewatering is at your fingertips. Service contracts available per request.