Kochek Low Level Strainer

Kochek Low Level Strainer

Kochek Low Level Strainer Kochek

Kochek Low Level Strainer

$238.59 - $460.59
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Draft down to 2” from bottom.

  • Light-weight aluminum alloy
  • Water Transfer Device
  • Drafts down to 2” from bottom
  • Pivoting adjustable elbow
  • Base pan design has additional side walls eliminating tank damage
  • 2 1/2” to 6” internal screen and 6” Big Water external screen are standard
  • Meets NFPA Standard
  • Available in Red Body with Black Swivel
  • Choose CamLock, Storz, or NH Long Handle connection in 2-1/2" to 6" models either with or without Jet Siphon
Rural fire companies need creative solutions to utilize water sources that are not accessible using typical drafting techniques. The Low Level strainer allows fire companies to tap deeply into standing water supplies like swimming pools, retaining tanks, ponds, streams, etc. Its unique design provides a stable base to keep it firmly upright on the bottom of the water source, and to draw water down to as low as 2 inches from the bottom. The adjustable elbow connection allows placement in a wider range of positions. Internal screens keep it from collecting debris.

Setup is quick and easy. Just place the unit at the bottom of a convenient water source remote from the fire truck with a 1.5" (38mm) discharge hose and a 2-1/2" to 6" supply hose connected to the unit. Once the low-level strainer has been set up, the built-in jet siphon (on units 4” and larger) will quickly build prime, allowing the pump to be rapidly placed into service.

The Kochek Low Level Strainer is fabricated from light-weight, high-strength 6061-T6 Aluminum alloy with a durable K-Coat powder coat finish for long life with minimal maintenance. Meets NFPA Standard. Available with Storz, Camlock, or Long handle swivel female NH threaded connectors for a full range of hose sizes.

Versatility is critical when stocking compartments on today’s trucks. Kochek Low Level Strainers have a small footprint, the lightest weight in their class, a built-in water transfer device, and pump capacity flows.


  • 2-1/2”- 3” Models: 16” x 18” x 10”, 10 lbs.
  • 4”-6” Models: 16” x 18” x 12”, 12 lbs.

Low Level Strainer Mounting Plate secures and protects your strainer…and your vehicle.




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    What is the flow capacity of the new "full flow" model with a jet siphon in use? We have found that the previous versions will only transfer just shy of 500 GPM when supported with the jet siphon. Is the "full flow" the same as what Kocheck term "BW"?
    Asked on 11/9/2014 by Rural Chief from NCA Alabama

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      Chief, we sent your question to Kochek, we are coping posting it below what their res- ponce was;
      Good afternoon. “BW” refers to “Big Water”, this is a term we use to describe our various high-flow strainers.
      These strainers are typically used for drafting rather than water transfer, which is why the BW low level strainer is sold without a jet siphon (unless special ordered with one added). We have not performed transfer testing with this model, however I don’t anticipate a large increase in flow capacity over the standard LL60 when used as a transfer device. We don't think this is the answer you are looking for, we will ask again for a better answer.

      Answered on 11/13/2014 by Bg


      Chief, we have been doing some thinking here in the office, you are asking what the full flow is of the "Low Level" strainer. Depending on the size of your pump that is going to be what the flow is, if your "Drafting" with a 1250GPM pump you should get almost 1250GPM at a "Draft". But you said in your question that you have in previous versions would only transfer "just shy of 500GPM" . The key here is your meaning of "Transfer", in the Manufacturer's world transfer means moving water from one tank of water to another tank of water that you would be drafting from. A low level strainer should not be used in a transfer of water from one tank to another. They were designed to get as much water at a draft from your port a tank as possible. So to answer your question a Low Level Strainer will flow the amount of water at a draft that your pump is rated at. If this doesn't answer your question e mail me direct or call me. [email protected] or 800-852-6088 X1162

      Answered on 11/14/2014 by Bg
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