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    Default Tanker delivered

    Our Tanker was delivered today. It was funded by a 2007 AFG. Deep South built it on a International 7400 tandem chassis. It has a 3,000 gal stainless tank, dump tank, 2 pre-connects, 3 Newton electric dump valves, and a 500 gpm Darley PTO driven pump.

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    Very Nice looking truck ! What does it have for engine & transmission? What was the timeline from order to delivery? Cost?
    Thanks

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    Engine DT-570, also called Maxforce 9
    Transmission Allison Automatic
    Ordered November 19, Delivered May 3
    Cost $158,000

    Delivery was delayed due to a Navistar strike last fall. I believe that it lasted seven weeks. Delivery was quite a bit earlier than the contract due date and also much soon than expected.

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    Thank you!
    Isn't it nice to see some companies can still deliver a quality product before the contract deadline and at a reasonable price. If that truck had a different oval on the hood it would have been way over 200k. We are in the market for a new tanker and your truck seems to be similar to what we have been building specs for.

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    Nice truck. Looks like a great value for the $$$$. Good luck with the tanker.

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    Dick,


    That is a nice one dude! Congrats on it being delivered ahead of time!
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    Nice, glad you got it early.

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    nice lookin apparatus!! congrats on early delievery, its like christmas in April lol!

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    Nice tanker, we got our Deep South tanker from a 2006 AFG.
    We also have been pleased and got a great deal as well.
    Campbell
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    Default Nice Tanker

    Congrats on the new Tanker AC1503. I have been hearing about that truck for a while from my Brother in law who is on your dept. We are also specing a truck with these guys. I would like to here from you on how everything went are you satisfied with the truck and the service so far?

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    Default Gorgeous

    Quote Originally Posted by AC1503 View Post
    Our Tanker was delivered today. It was funded by a 2007 AFG. Deep South built it on a International 7400 tandem chassis. It has a 3,000 gal stainless tank, dump tank, 2 pre-connects, 3 Newton electric dump valves, and a 500 gpm Darley PTO driven pump.

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...-1onlowboy.jpg
    Very nice, Very nice,

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    Default Excellent Galleries

    Quote Originally Posted by smokediver6104 View Post
    Nice tanker, we got our Deep South tanker from a 2006 AFG.
    We also have been pleased and got a great deal as well.
    Campbell
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    Very nice and very interesting apparatus in those photos. Also checked out the Thailand photos. OOHHH how i miss Thailand so much.

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    How's this for a timeline...

    We awarded our bid for our new tanker on March 15th and took delivery of it 5 weeks later.......it helped that we bought the chassis off the lot. Still, never would've thought it could get done that fast.

    3600 gallon tank
    300gpm waterous with PTO..
    Sterling Chassis

    Awesome truck!

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    AC1503--Nice truck, and real efficient use of funds!!

    AmeryFD--Could we ask who built your tanker? Any pics?

    Congrats to both of you.

    earl

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    It's a Sterling Chassis and was built by Custom Fire Apparatus out of Osceola, Wisconsin. I'll run down tomorrow and snap a photo and post it......

    First time I've ever seen people actually WANTING to get tanker duty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameryfd View Post
    It's a Sterling Chassis and was built by Custom Fire Apparatus out of Osceola, Wisconsin. I'll run down tomorrow and snap a photo and post it......

    First time I've ever seen people actually WANTING to get tanker duty!
    I think there is some truth in that philosophy of "every boy, likes a shiny new toy"! LOL! Congrats guy!
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    Default Here's the truck

    Whoops....here is the truck......drives like a caddy!
    http://customfire.com/d_mobilewater....=482c7dbb9166a

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameryfd View Post
    Whoops....here is the truck......drives like a caddy!
    http://customfire.com/d_mobilewater....=482c7dbb9166a

    Nice truck dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameryfd View Post
    Whoops....here is the truck......drives like a caddy!
    http://customfire.com/d_mobilewater....=482c7dbb9166a
    Looks like a well designed vehicle. I like the hydraulic lift for the portable tank, should come in real handy when deploying the tank. Good luck with the vehicle.

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    You can see pictures of our new tender in the firehouse magazine as we loudly proclaim how much Kurt helped us win that award

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