Standard Bambi Bucket Valve Gasket

Jun 6 2017
Product: Bambi Bucket
Models: Bambi Bucket 6072 - 3542
Subject: Standard Bambi Bucket Valve Gasket                                    
 
Background:
Jun 6 2017

Preventing Aquatic Invasive Species Transport

Feb 20 2017
Product: Bambi Bucket
Models: All Bambi Buckets
Subject: Preventing Aquatic Species Transport

Background:

Preventing the transport of harmful invasive species between bodies of water is important in order to protect vulnerable marine habitats. Invasive organisms can be transported between bodies of water by Bambi Buckets, so buckets should be properly decontaminated when changing between untreated water sources in sensitive areas.
Different forestry services and government agencies may already have guidelines or regulations in place to address this issue. Customers should always adhere to local regulations an
Feb 20 2017

Bambi Bucket 8096

Feb 2 2017
Product: Bambi Bucket
Models: Bambi Bucket 8096
Subject: 8096 Spoke Length Short

Background:

 
Recent 8096 buckets have met weight requirements but IDS spokes consistently need to be shortened for the IDS to collapse properly. Shortening the spokes by 1/2" creates IDS geometry that matches the geometries of other models more closely and will allow the IDS to collapse properly.
 
 
A new part number will not be created for the shorter spokes. The new spokes should fit as replacements to the longer versions without having a noticeable effect on bucket function. The part description will change to reflect the new design
Feb 2 2017

Small Tripline Change

Feb 2 2017
Product: Bambi Bucket
Models: Bambi Bucket 6072-1821
Subject: Small Tripline Design Change

Background:

Triplines failing immediately below the bullet assembly has been a recurring issue on small Bambi Buckets. Several design changes have reduced the number of occurrences, but the issue has persisted on small buckets. The root cause on small buckets is believed to be the cable flexing as the bullet hits the pulley. A new design allows the cable to pivot freely immediately after the bullet in order to eliminate this issue. It has the additional benefit of allowing customers to replace only the exposed part of the tripline. This allows customers to avoid removing the tripline from the spring reel if damage is isolated to the lower half of the tripline.

The new designs 013055 and 013056 will replace 005335 and 005332 respectively. The new design is a direct replacement, and does not require any additional modification.

Feb 2 2017

Tripline Ball Swage

Jan 24 2017
Product:       Bambi
Models: Bambi bucket 5566 - HL 9800
Subject:  Large Tripline Design Change

Background:

Since changing to stainless steel Triplines for the large Bambi buckets in 2015, multiple cases have been reported of the top stop swage on the bullet assembly failing. In all cases the swage slipped, and cause the bullet assembly to separate. This prevents the valve from resetting and allowing the bucket to hold water.

 

Jan 24 2017

5 Pin Cannon plugs replaced with Sure-Seal® Connectors

Dec 1 2016
Product:       Bambi
Models: Bambi bucket 5566 HL 9800
Subject:  Large Tripline Design Change

Background:

The Torrentula buckets have historically had problems related to dipping control heads in water. The 5 pin connectors used to send the control signals to the control box from the head, have been identified as the root of many of these problems. The mil-spec connectors are not watertight, allowing the low current signals to short when the connector gets wet.

Dec 1 2016

Introduction of the 4-Wheel Mobility Sled

Oct 6 2016
Product: Bambi Bucket
Models: Mobility Cart
Subject: Introduction of the 4-Wheel Mobility Sled

Background:

SEI has provided the Mobility Sled to help transport large Bambi Buckets since 2012.  The original product had three wheels and featured a brake that applied automatically when the handle was lowered.  The cart was designed to roll into a CH-47 helicopter. This system works well for operators using all three ramps, but is not effective if the customer is only using two ramps.  Because many customers do not regularly use three ramps, SEI has introduced a four wheeled version of the mobility sled. 
 
The new mobility sled uses a different braking system from the previous version. There is a brake on each front wheel and they must be engaged and released manually. See new design images via PDF. below.
Oct 6 2016

Bracket Added to 25" Bambi Max Valves

Sep 29 2016
Product:               Bambi Bucket                                                                                    
Models: Medium Bambi Max Buckets (4453-7590)
Subject: Bracket Added to 25" Bambi Max Valves                                                      

Background:

SEI will now include a new bracket with all 25” Bambi Max Valves (002299). The bracket is designed to restrain the cable sheathing used for the Bambi Max Powerfill system. Customers that do not have a Powerfill system may also find the bracket useful when removing and installing the valve in the bucket.  

Sep 29 2016

Standard Sacksafoam Controller Harness Change

Sep 29 2016
Product: Bambi Bucket
Models: Sacksafoam Controller
Subject: Standard Sacksafoam Contoller Harness Changed

Background:

SEI is changing the harness that comes standard with the new Sacksafoam Controller (SFC).  The new harness is designed to allow customers who have previously installed the older Sacksafoam controllers (non-touch screen versions) to continue to use their existing wiring configuration.

This new harness is designed to allow an operator installed switch to provide a sinking signal to the controller.  One end of the switch must connect to aircraft ground while the other connects to the new harness.  The new harness is described as "CABLE, ADAPTER,SINKING,SFC" and listed by part number 012913.

The superseded harness requires a sourced signal from an operator installed switch.  The recommended installation uses two wires connected to the switch and the D-Sub connector on the superseded harness.  The superseded harness is described as “CABLE,ADAPTER,SOURCING,SFC” and listed by part number 010603.

Sep 29 2016

Introduction of Powerfill Quick Connect

Aug 22 2016
Product:             Bambi Bucket                                                                                              
Models: All models with PowerFill Snorkel 
Subject: Introduction of PowerFill Quick Connect 

Background:

SEI has developed a new style of Powerfill Snorkel that will supersede the standard bolt-on Powerfill Snorkels that many of our customers are familiar with. The new product has a new elbow and flange that couple together with Cam-Lock fittings. This allows customers to quickly and easily remove their Powerfill Snorkel from their bucket for storage or maintenance.

Aug 22 2016