PyroShot - Aerial and Ground Ignition Equipment For Forest Management
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About  PyroShot

The PyroShot line of hand-held ground ignition launchers is designed to support ground fire ignition during burn operations.The PyroShot is an incendiary plastic sphere dispenser whose primary function is to supplement the use of drip torches by allowing the operator to place spot fire at locations that may be difficult or impossible to access with a torch.  Costing far less and with a greater range than traditional flare guns, the PyroShot can launch Dragon Eggs over and across ditches, canals, creeks, bogs, briars, fences, thickets and deep drainages to provide ignition without having to hack through the underbrush to gain personal access or plan your escape after light up. 

Since there is no open flame, the PyroShot can safely be used in areas where a drip torch may present a hazard and it can launch from a variety of platforms.  ATVs, four wheelers and airboats have already been used successfully to dispense Dragon Eggs using the PyroShotDragon Eggs are the same one inch diameter incendiary spheres used by the Red Dragon helicopter-borne dispenser and the Green Dragon surface vehicle mounted launcher. 

The Dragon / PyroShot product line of tools is the result of a collaborative effort between Field Support Services of Atlanta, Georgia USA and SEI Industries of Vancouver BC Canada which began in 2004.

 

PyroShot FBS-1 (Fire Ball Shooter One) Spring Powered Launcher


The concept of a simple mechanical device to hand launch incendiary spheres belongs to Rusty Boys, owner of Field Support Services, who realized that calling in a helicopter to ignite small burn plots is not cost efficient, and that a drip torch ignites by putting a live flame literally under the operator’s feet.  There had to be a better way, and so the PyroShot was born.  It’s easy to use:  a single pull / push action loads, charges and launches the sphere.  The PyroShot is light and easy to carry in the field.  Just screw on a bottle of ethylene glycol and toss a bag of Dragon Eggs over your shoulder and you’re ready to go.  With a range of 40 to 75 feet, an operator can place a fire in any part of a 150 foot swath in a single pass.

 

PyroShot HS (High Speed) Gas Powered Launcher


After successful field operations of the spring powered launcher, some users commented that longer range would be very useful under certain conditions, so Field Support Services developed the gas powered PyroShot HS, which will deliver ignition at ranges from 30 meters to 100 meters, depending on gas pressure and optional shot tank reduction.  This model has proved very popular, as its range capabilities can overcome just about any obstacle, including tall trees and steep hillsides.

 

 

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