Tap Water Sources in Remote Locations

Schutte & Koerting’s TurboDraft™ Fire Eductor allows rural fire companies to tap into water supplies like ponds, streams, and swimming pools up to 250’ away and can generate flows up to 670 GPM or more.

The 5" TurboDraft™ unit is used primarily for accessing static water sources that are not easily reached using typical drafting techniques. The 5" unit can also be used at tanker fill sites during water shuttle operations, fire scene overhaul, transferring of contaminated liquids, dewatering of low lying areas and swimming pools, for direct fire attack, fire scene water management, accessing shallow static water, among others.

TurboDraft Operation

Usable fire flow amounts will vary based on elevation and hose friction loss. Greater usable flow rates are achievable depending on hose friction loss coefficients or when utilizing 6” large diameter hose. Field testing should be conducted to confirm actual flow rates for each given hose configuration. (See Distant Water Source Situation table below for baseline numbers).


Overall Length: 39"
Weight: 47 lbs.
Connections: 2 1/2" NST Female Inlet;
5" Storz Male Outlet
Shipping Dimensions: 48"L x 16"W x 16"H
Shipping Weight: Domestic: 60 lbs.;
International: 100 lbs

Standard 5 Inch TurboDraft Unit
Standard 5 Inch TurboDraft Unit is lightweight and easily portable at 48.5 lbs
Distant Water Source Situation
Length of
5" Hose
LiftPump Discharge
Base Line
Fire Flow
175 psig
175 psig
670 gpm
470 gpm
180 psig
180 psig
570 gpm
400 gpm
185 psig
185 psig
480 gpm
325 gpm
190 psig
190 psig
440 gpm
280 gpm
Standard 5 Inch TurboDraft Unit exterior dimensions
Standard 5 Inch TurboDraft Unit performance chart
Standard 5 Inch TurboDraft Unit exterior dimensions drawing