From: []
Sent: Monday, 20 April 2015 11:41 PM
Subject: Tweed District Rescue Squad’s – Trolley


I should have sent you photo’s of the Rescue Trolley we designed incorporating the wheel & axle you sold us.

It has had a couple of modifications as a result of fine tuning, generally after we debriefed the squad after a rescue.

The Trolley, nicked named RIC (after rickshaw) was designed specifically to transport injured climbers down from Mt.Warning in tweed Shire Council. NSW.

The wheel has performed beyond our expectations.

The Mt Warning track, around 4.25 kms one way, is graded as steep, strenuous & a 5hr. return walk, has various types of path surfaces, from concrete lightly graded, various sets of concrete, timber & rock steps ranging from 3/set to 130/set, natural rocky ungraded path all with twists & turns. The vast majority of the track (about 3 kms) is in its natural state, rocks,tree-roots, mud & crushed rock.

RIC has taken all these punishing surfaces in its stride.

Will will be doing a page on Tweed Rescue Squad in one of the Tweed papers in the near future & RIC will be getting a honorable mention with photos.

Keep an eye-out for it.


Tony Hynes.

Training Officer TDRS (Tweed Heads District Rescue Squad)