Maxximus Tool Package

Engineer TJ Riggs from Federal Fire San Diego (CA) Truck 11 sent in photos of his homemade strap, bundling together a Maxximus Rexx halligan, aluminum wedge, and a small sledgehammer.

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Elastic secures an aluminum wedge on the pike, while allowing it to be easily removed when deploying the wedge. Two Velcro straps secure the head of the sledgehammer into a ring. There is a support rope, protected with heat shrink tubing, sewn in on each end to keep the halligan from sliding in the harness. This also holds acts as a backup in case the harness opens up accidentally.



This is well put together forcible entry package, especially for thru-the-lock. If your not familiar with the Maxximus Rexx halligan it is a newly released halligan from Fire Hooks Unlimited with some nice modifications. One being the adz has been modified into it’s own version of an “A tool” making it a great thru-the-lock halligan. The aluminum wedge works well for gaining a gap or purchase in tightly sealed doors, this wedge obviously holds up better than a conventional wooded wedge. The small sledgehammer is used as a striking tool for pulling lock cylinders with the modified adz/A tool of the Maxximus Rexx halligan.

It is important to come off the rig with whatever tool(s) you are going to need to accomplish the task at hand, no one wants to run back to the rig multiple times. So we want to know, is there any unique “tool packages” you like to carry?


14 Comments so far

  1. James January 21st, 2014 12:20 am

    Been searching for the maxims rexx and no one in my area supplies them ( PG Co., MD ) ……where did he get his hands on this gem?????

  2. James January 21st, 2014 12:20 am


  3. Todd January 21st, 2014 1:51 pm

    How is this usually carried? It’s hard to tell how long that strap is. Not sure if this is carried by just one hand (holding the strap) or over the shoulder. It’s a great idea. How long is the Maxims Rexx tool and were can you find the aluminum wedge? Thanks.

  4. Scott Smith January 21st, 2014 5:02 pm

    Not sure if it’s the one pictured, but a top notch ( and customizable) aluuminum wedge is available at

  5. DMAN72 January 21st, 2014 5:35 pm

    I’m not gonna lie….I love this. Love it.

  6. TJ Riggs January 22nd, 2014 5:18 am

    There is a shoulder strap that clips into the D-rings . There is also a strap that stays attached to the halligan that secures the handle of the sledge to keep it from moving, makes for a very solid package. I will be sending in pics from the latest version that I have been shipping out for other firefighters including one who works for RJ Machine 8WEDGE and another who owns RGT tools where I got the Maxximus Rexx from.

  7. Phil January 30th, 2014 12:56 pm

    James- I don’t know of any brick and mortars in the pg area that carry it but there are a few online vendors. I saw one at All Hands Fire Equipment going $250 – $260 depending on the configuration. I’m thinking about getting one myself!

  8. Jon Gross January 31st, 2014 2:34 am

    I have the gator head wedge, holds without slipping

  9. Big Ern February 2nd, 2014 6:59 pm

    Looks a little to complex. I am in a Truck company in the Bronx, and like to keep it simple. The Irons married together are quick enough. If I need a mall for brick I will just grab it off truck. I always keep plenty of chalks in my coat. I don’t like the idea of carrying a set of irons with a strap OVERKILL….

  10. tooltime February 3rd, 2014 11:48 am

    I agree with you big ern. I have found the simpler the better, its too hard unstrapping all that stuff in a smokey hallway and it all becomes lost. But if it works for him and his company to each their own.

  11. Shea February 11th, 2014 1:05 pm

    I got a Maxximus Rex from a guy named Kevin just email him and he will take care of you! I think i picked up mine for $240 his email is

  12. J Shandy February 12th, 2014 5:49 pm

    For those of you that bough a Maxximus, have you seen any loss of leverage given that the Adz/A Tool is wider than a typical Adz? I can’t speak from experience because I don’t own one, but it would seem to me that with a wider Adz, you would have to overcome more when gapping a door compared to a traditional halligan.

  13. Shea February 13th, 2014 12:59 pm

    Hey Shandy here is a link to some info. Just copy and paste it in your browser.

  14. Fred. S January 8th, 2017 6:15 pm

    Riggs…. are you selling the straps?

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