Ventry PPV Fan Model 20GX160

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Gasoline powered 4.8 hp Ventry® Fan with a 20-inch Safety Propeller and the Honda GX160 motor.

This fan is the most popular model for fire fighting and positive pressure ventilation for several reasons. First, its engine is the largest available on 20-inch models. Its output is comparable to much larger fans but it weighs less, is less noisy, and has far lower emissions than other brands. Finally, it is the only 20-inch Ventry Fan available with the popular optional Point of Entry LED or Halogen light.

Please forgive the amateur videography and sound in the above video!

Model 20GX160 is also the fan shown in our Side-by-Side Demos video below. More fan videos here.

Patent 5,503,526
Model Ventry® Fan Model 20GX160
Motor/Engine 4.8 hp Honda GX160 (rated 5.5 hp prior to 2007)
Type Gas
Propeller 20-inch 4.8 hp Ventry Safety Propeller
Volume 17,300 CFM (29,388 m3/h)
Air volume in cubic feet per minute (CFM) is measured with the fan’s legs extended.
Thrust 14.4 Lb (6.5 kg)
Based on Newton’s third law of motion, thrust is a reproducible measure of fan performance that allows easy comparison and has far fewer variables than direct measure of CFM.
Fuel Capacity 3.3 qt
Run Time per Tank 2 hrs
Weight 66 Lbs (30 kg)
Base model, dry, without options.
Dimensions (high x wide x deep) Actual measurements may vary ±1/2 inch due to normal manufacturing processes. Measurements taken with legs retracted for storage.
Base Model Fan, No Wheels 23.25 x 23.25 x 20.25 in.
Fan with Small Solid Rubber Wheels & Skids 23.25 x 23.25 x 21 in.
Fan with Medium Flat-Free Wheels & Skids 23.25 x 27.5 x 22.5 in.
Warranty 5 years workmanship and materials + Lifetime Factory Support.
Engine Warranty 3 years commercial/institutional use
Country of Origin USA. Manufactured in Hauser, Idaho, USA using only grade 8 hardware.
Downloads (PDFs) Ventry PPV Fan Model 20GX160 Bid Specs
Specifications for all Ventry Fan models on one sheet

Out of all available Accessories, these may be added to fan model 20GX160.

POINT OF ENTRY LIGHT. Self-contained, articulated light on top of the fan lights the scene before entry, lights the exit on the way out, and lights the fan itself. Available in halogen or LED.

SPARK ARRESTER. Installed inside the muffler to capture and prevent sparks from exiting the motor during operation. Required on all engines operated within U.S. national parks.

TACHOMETER. Digital display shows RPM and total hours on the generator. Helpful for performance report, diagnostics, and maintenance.

SMALL SOLID RUBBER WHEELS & SKIDS. Includes solid polyurethane wheels with ABEC-5 bearings for smooth rolling; long handle that moves up/down from center of the fan; stair skids which protect the guard and let you roll fan easily over stairs/curbs. 5-in dia. Ideal for urban environments and mostly smooth ground.

MEDIUM FLAT-FREE WHEELS & SKIDS. Includes 6-inch dia. wheels made of hard polyurethane which can never go flat. Long central handle and stair skids also included. Large and wide for rough and unpacked terrain.

ULTIMATE DOOR STOP. Well-engineered door wedge which is so useful to firefighters that one is included on every new Ventry PPV Fan.

VENTRY FILTERED MISTING RING. 15-inch stainless steel ring with 8 adjustable brass nozzles and a 22 micron filter and flush valve. Connects to a standard garden hose. Dramatically decreases temperatures. Effective for cooling and rehab, salvage and overhaul, dust control and more.

ALL-TERRAIN VERSATILITY. The three legs on this fan give it three-point stability, unlimited tilt/aiming and fast deployment. No matter the terrain or obstacles, the outward curving legs provide a rock-solid footprint and truly stand-alone operation. Legs provide the versatility to perform well in any terrain, any season, any scene.

VENTRY SAFETY PROPELLER. Two-blade, aircraft style, state-of-the-art propeller, engineered specifically for the 4.8 hp motor. Provides high CFM, longevity, and fail-safe performance.

CLEARANCE. Up to 14 inches between propeller and ground allows no intake of foreign matter so debris won’t be picked up or plug the fan. For added safety and performance, always extend the legs on your Ventry Fan when in use, even if it’s only 6 inches!

FREE-FLOW GUARD. Un-shrouded, double reinforced wire guard allows maximum air supply to the propeller which increases air volume (CFM) and decreases noise. Video: noise drops and CFM increases as a solid shroud is removed from a Ventry Fan in this demonstration.

DUAL SIDE HANDLES. Side handles provide an easy, fast way for one or two people to lift and carry the fan.

LONG DISTANCE VENTILATION. Forward sweeping propeller tips produce narrow, consistent air stream for placement far from the target (8-15 ft is ideal). Fan is well out of the way of crew and equipment and allows safer and more effective ventilation.

GX HONDA ENGINE. The Honda GX160 is a 4.8 hp heavy-duty motor featuring cast iron bores, low-oil shut off protection, an on/off switch separate from the throttle, and a fuel shut-off valve.

WARRANTIES. Backed by a 3-year warranty on the Honda motor, our overall 5-year “No BS” warranty on workmanship and materials, and Lifetime Factory Support.


Prices and products are available from our helpful Dealers and Ventry Solutions, Inc. Our product experts will help you choose the right model for your application and budget. Contact us now: (888) 257-8967