Hurst Jaws of Life® Introduces New eDRAULIC 2.0 Ram, R 421E2

SHELBY, N.C.Hurst Jaws of Life®, an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, debuted the eDRAULIC 2.0 R 421E2 telescopic ram during the 2015 FDIC International trade show in Indianapolis.   

“We are thrilled to be adding another industry first to our eDRAULIC line,” said Bruce Johnston, director of marketing and product management for HURST Jaws of Life, Inc. “This new ram is the only battery-powered telescopic rescue ram on the market. Our engineers paid careful attention to the product’s design, making it compact, but with enough strength to effectively help in almost any precarious situation.”

The R 421E2 telescopic ram extends to 53” with a maximum pushing force of 28,600 lbs. The newly designed, sharp claws at both ends of the ram can be rotated 360 degrees and the ergonomically designed, star-grip permits tool actuation from almost any gripping position.

The ram weighs only 41.9 lbs. and comes with two Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and one charger.   

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About Hurst Jaws of Life

Hurst is the only manufacturer of the Jaws of Life® brand. There is no equal to saving lives. The company’s commitment to research and development and dedication to quality engineering and manufacturing, has resulted in a line of innovative products known for outstanding safety, durability and performance. Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc., is a unit of IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company. For more information about Hurst Jaws of Life, please visit

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