Skedco now offers the patented AustriAlpin Cobra™ quick-release buckles on the Sked® stretcher. These lightweight aluminum side-release buckles are dependable and strong enough to meet the needs of securing a patient into a Sked stretcher without the danger of breakage. The buckles are rated at 3,000 lbs. and are difficult to release while under tension. By using the Cobra buckle system, you will no longer have to weave the webbing through the buckles when packaging a patient, therefore patient packaging is often done in about half of the time as when using the original steel buckles.
Compact storage, ease of use, and flexibility in means of transport have made Skedco’s Sked stretcher popular with fire departments, rescue squads, the military, industrial response teams, and ski patrols. Made from a heavy sheet of special plastic, the stretcher becomes rigid when folded around your patient. A variety of handles and straps allows the stretcher to be transported by carrying, lifting (vertically or horizontally) by rope systems or helicopter, or towed with the stretcher sliding on the smooth bottom surface. The system comes complete with the stretcher, Cordura® nylon backpack/towing harness, two straps, horizontal lift slings, vertical lift sling, one large steel carabiner, and four removable web handles. The Sked storage bag is 36 inches (91 cm) long by 9 inches (23 cm) in diameter.