Manufactured by Skedco, makers of the Sked® Stretcher, the Sked-EVAC tripod features aircraft-grade, gold-anodized aluminum legs and a cast-aluminum head. Three heavy-duty rigging anchors, located in the center, have exceptionally large holes for easy attachment. Legs adjust in 5-in (127-mm) increments for a maximum height of 10 ft (3 m) and a minimum length for transport of 7 ft (2.1 m). The cast ladder feet swivel and come with a choice of a sure-grip rubber pad or a point for embedding in a soft or slippery surface. Holes in the feet allow the tripod to be bolted into position. A safety chain prevents leg movement and adjusts with a screw link. The optional Winch Bracket connects DBI/Sala Salalift II Winch or SRL to a Sked-EVAC Tripod.
Sked-EVAC Tripod Proof Loads
These proof loads are from independent, third-party testing and determine the repeatable load rating (not the ultimate breaking strength) for the Sked-EVAC Tripod.
Height / Strength
98 in (249 cm) / 42 kN (9,500 lbf)
102 in (259 cm) / 37 kN (8,500 lbf)
107 in (272 cm) / 33 kN (7,500 lbf)
112 in (284 cm) / 31 kN (7,000 lbf)
115 in (292 cm) / 26 kN (6,000 lbf)
119 in (302 cm) / 23 kN (5,280 lbf)
Additional Skedco Products
If this Skedco product does not fit your needs, CMC carries others that may. Other Skedco products CMC has offered are the Sked Tripod Winch Bracket, Skedco Oregon Spine Splint II, Half-Sked Patient Drag, HMH Sked Stretcher, Sked Stretcher Flotation System, Sked Basic Rescue System with or without Cobra Buckles and the SKED-EVAC Aluminum Cobra Buckle Conversion Kit itself. Skedco’s aircraft-grade aluminum SKED Tripod and Skedco’s plastic stretcher, litter products can be utilized in many technical rope rescue and industrial rope access operations in confined space, search and rescue (SAR), fire rescue, air operations, swiftwater, urban rescue (USAR) and work at height.