Prime mover work on a system of pods/modules, most commonly using a hooklift system in which a hook is lowered to attack to a pod before loading it onto the vehicle. Other less used systems generally seen in the Tayside region in which the pods have hydraulic struts that raise the pod so that the prime mover can reverse under before lowering and attaching the module.
Prime mover's have a wide array of pods, ranging from: urban search and rescue (USAR), environmental protection, forestry, welfare, etc. Prime Mover have been used for decades by almost every Scottish fire service and continue to be used by the
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.