The Buckeye Model W-65 Halotron I wheeled fire extinguisher is one of the most versatile and popular wheeled fire extinguishers on the market today. The Buckeye W-65 is not only capable of extinguishing Class A, Class B, and Class C fires, but also used in fires that involve sensitive electrical equipment. The extinguishing agent, Halotron I, doesn’t corrode or damage the equipment.
The Buckeye W-65 is designed with a durable steel frame and strong sturdy wheels to making for a well-balanced design which allows for a single person to transport the unit through doorways, around corners and into hard to reach places to extinguish any Class AB or C fires
The Buckeye W-65 can be fitted with a tow loop on the top of the unit making it easy to transport by any vehicle that has a hitch installed.
Wheeled fire extinguishers, such as the Buckeye W-65, can be found in warehouses, commercial buildings, electronic data storages, military electronics, airports, aircraft/vehicle and or boat service centers, chemical plants, construction sites, storage units, loading docks, and any other building, businesses or area where a more significant fire involving sensitive electrical equipment may occur.
Buckeye Model W-65 Halotron I Features:
The Buckeye W-65has an agent capacity of 65lb. The extinguisher uses Halotron I as the agent which is ideal for Class A, Class B, and Class C fires. Additionally, the agent used, Halotron I, is considered a clean agent and won’t damage sensitive electrical equipment, unlike other fire extinguishers that are used on Class C fires.
The Buckeye W-65 has a UL Rating of 4A:60B:C. The breakdown of the UL rating for the Buckeye Model W-65 would look like this:
A = Class A fire and the amount of chemicals/agent in the wheeled fire extinguisher equivalent to the amount of water the extinguisher holds equal to 1.25 gallons of water. The number four (4) that precedes the class fire letter A is the number of equivalents. Therefore, the 4A equates to 5 gallons of water extinguishing capability (4 x 1.25 = 5).
B = The number 60 that precedes the letters B:C is the number of square feet that the extinguisher can cover or is able to extinguish. Therefore, a 60B equates to being able to extinguish 60 square feet of a Class B fire.
C = The C in the equation means the agent is non-conductive and could also be used on a Class C fire.
Note: The Buckeye W-65 can be used on Class C fires and is designed to be used on fires that involve sensitive electrical equipment. The agent (Halotron I) is a clean agent and residue free.
If you want to understand the UL Rating better, consider reading our other article titled, “Fire Extinguisher UL Rating: What it Means?”
The Buckeye W-65 is an Halotron I fire extinguisher.
Discharge Time and Range
The Buckeye W-65 has a discharge time of 20 seconds of continuous spray and a range of 15-25 feet, depending on environmental conditions such as the wind, temperature, or humidity.
The Buckeye W-65 weighs a total of 252 lb (114 kg).
The Buckeye W-65 is 50 inches (157.5 cm) in height, 24 inches (61 cm) in width and 41.5 inches (105 cm) in depth.
The Buckeye W-65 comes fitted with a 25-foot hose and is .75 inches in diameter.
Wheel Type and Size
The Buckeye W-65 comes with Semi-pneumatic rubber wheels that are 16 inches (40.6 cm) by 4 inches (10.2 cm).
– Made in the USA
– Stored pressure unit
– USCG approved for marine use
– DOT/TC compliant
– 6-year manufacturer’s warranty
– Steel frame
– Tow loop option available
– Galvanized compound undercoating
– Meets the ANSI/UL 299 and ANSI/UL 711 standards
Are there other Wheeled Halotron I Fire Extinguisher available?
Yes. The following wheeled “Halotron I” Buckeye fire extinguishers are available for purchase W-65 Halotron (Buckeye)
OS W-65 Halotron (Buckeye Offshore)
OS W-150 Halotron (Buckeye Offshore)
W-150 Halotron (Buckeye)
Can the Buckeye W-65 be used on oil rigs or boat docks?
No. While the Buckeye W-65 is USCG approved, You need to get the offshore fire extinguishers that have been designed and used for offshore oil rigs or along the coastline where the harsh weather environment may cause rust or damage to the fire extinguisher.
Offshore fire extinguishers are coated with extra layers of galvanized compound to prevent rust and corrosion that may occur.
To better understand the difference between the standard wheeled fire extinguishers and the offshore wheeled fire extinguishers, consider reading our other article titled, “Offshore Fires: Fire Extinguisher Placement & Protection from the Environment.”
Can the Buckeye W-65 be used on sensitive electrical equipment?
YES! Only fire extinguishers that use residue-free extinguishing agents, (clean agents) are suitable for sensitive electrical equipment. The two clean agent fire extinguisher types are Carbon Dioxide and Halotron I.
Read our other article titled, “What Type of Fire Extinguisher is Best for Sensitive Electrical Equipment?” or “Halotron Fore Extinguishers | Use, Classification and Model Designs.”