Bambi: Head Lead Wire Connection

Jun 10 2010
Ongoing product improvement has resulted in a change to the actuator head lead wire. To eliminate the potential for premature switch contact degradation, SEI has begun to equip its Bambi control heads with a suppressor diode (a.k.a. “flyback diode”).
 
The new head lead wire design is identifiable by the addition of polarity markers on the white (+) and black (-) wires. Note that these polarities must be observed in order for the bucket to function.
Jun 10 2010

Bambi: Aqualanche Bucket Sealing Improvement

Feb 8 2010
Problem:
The operating amperage of the Bambi Aqualanche bucket is set to be under 10A. After a continuous period of operation, the operating amperage on some bucket models can increase. The higher current draw can result in tripping the circuit breaker. Other symptoms include an audible sound from valve that indicates friction on the incorporated parts within the valve.
 
Feb 8 2010

Bambi Bucket: Long-line Selection

Dec 16 2009

Problems caused by improper long-line:

Bambi bucket should not spin when it uses a proper long-line and connected to a fixed hook. If an improper long-line is used, a bucket may start spinning at the moment when the bucket is pulled out of the water with full load of water, and continues to spin backward and forward. When a swivel hook is also used, the bucket does not spin when it has a full water load, but it starts spinning again at the moment when it dumps water.

Dec 16 2009

Bambi: Standard Bucket Control Head Cover Alignment Instructions

Aug 27 2009
Product: Bambi Bucket
Applicability: All models of standard buckets
Operation: Control head cover alignment
Overview:
The hex head of the bolt used to attach the trip block to the control head can obstruct or impede the closure of the cover on the control head. When a washer is added to the trip block bolt or when the bolt is in a certain orientation, the washer or the hex head of the bolt sticks out (see photo #1 and #2), and can make contact with the cover, forcing the cover to move toward the left hand side of the head. The movement of the cover causes a misalignment of the bolt holes on the cover and the bolt holes on the control head. This misalignment prevents the bolts from entering the holes.
Aug 27 2009

Custom 1821 Bucket with 2024 Suspension Lines (p/n: BBF09-1821/2024)

Jun 29 2009

BBF09-1821/2024 is a custom bucket. It is a model 1821 bucket with 2024 suspension lines. Some components of two models are different. The part numbers of these components are listed on the following table:

Jun 29 2009

Bambi Bucket: HL Series Model Cinch Strap Replacement Instructions

Mar 3 2009
Product: Bambi Bucket
Applicability: All models of standard buckets
Operation: Bambi Bucket Cinch Strap replacement instructions
Overview:
The triangle rings of the cinch strap are susceptible to deformation over time at 70% cinch setting. The triangle ring size has been changed from ¼” to 5/16” for all heavy lift series Bambi Bucket models described above to rectify this potential deformation. The depth of the existing cinch strap brackets on models made privor to October 31, 2008 is too small for 5/16” triangle rings. To accommodate the larger (5/16”) triangle rings, 1/8” thick washers are required to raise the brackets and create more space between the brackets and the buckets exterior. With this adjustment, the 5/16” triangle rings can pass through the brackets readily and provide for cinch strap adjustment when is required.
Mar 3 2009

Bambi Bucket: 2024 Short Line Conversion Kit Instructions

May 12 2005
Product: Bambi Bucket
Applicability: Model BB2024
Operation: Bambi Bucket model 2024 short line conversion kit instructions
Overview:
When using a Bambi model 2024 with an Aerospatiale AS 350, B, B2, B3, AS355, AS365 ensure that the fully extended overall length of your Bambi Bucket is 199” [505.5cm] or less. This dimension MUST include the Firesock and the Dump Valve in the stretched position. If your length exceeds 199”[505.5cm], Bambi Bucket model 2024 MUST be converted to a Bambi Bucket 2024 S [Short] BEFORE it can be operated with any Aerospatiale AS 350, B, B2, B3, AS355, AS365 aircraft.
May 12 2005

Bambi Bucket: New Triplines

Jan 29 2004
Product: Triplines
Applicability: All standard valve Bambi Bucket models
Purpose: Product information regarding new tripline design
Applicable Tripline Part Numbers

Models 6072, 8096, 9011, 1012, 1214, 1518, 1821 - BB380
Models 2024, 2732, 3542, 4453 - BB386
Models 5566, 5870, 6578, 7590 - BB387
Models HL5000, HL7600, HL9800 - BB390
Important: Tripline Part no. BB385 is now obsolete and inactive, use BB386 or BB387

Overview:
As of January 2004, SEI industries will supply Triplines that conform to a new improved design
specification. The new Triplines are fully retrofittable replacements for the old design, and do not require any
additional parts for installation. The improvements are focused on improving the durability of the catch bullet
stack and cable immediately below the lower swage.
Jan 29 2004