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    Default American LaFrance Garbage Trucks!

    Say it isnít so!! We always knew that American La France was garbage, but know they are actually building garbage trucks.

    The bought out Sterling and now have fixed the AmLaF name on these vehicles.

    This is from San Antonio, TX...
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    Which remote foreign jungle have you been in the last few years???

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=106735

    See post #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Which remote foreign jungle have you been in the last few years??? YOUR HOUSE!

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=106735

    See post #10

    Well actually bosco, I didnít see that thread so that is why I created this one!

    Since I care less about American LaFrance, having been in a department that had bunches of them, the name condor didnít mean nothing to me.

    Maybe since American LaFrance moved its production to Pennsylvania they may get a few more orders instead of being in the stink hole state of SC! Either way I still donít care about them!

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    Friends dont let friends ride American LaChance.

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    they found thier true potential!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    Either way I still donít care about them!
    Well then this thread makes perfect sense! Nice remark about my house...You must be one of the thin-skinned guys who has to running to the chief "because everyone is picking on me!" Please don't hit me with your purse!
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    Ironic, their fire truck are garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    Maybe since American LaFrance moved its production to Pennsylvania they may get a few more orders instead of being in the stink hole state of SC! Either way I still donít care about them!
    They had problems (and actually went out of business) long before they came to SC. Don't be a hater.
    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronsMan53 View Post
    They had problems (and actually went out of business) long before they came to SC. Don't be a hater.

    You are correct. When they left Elmira and moved to Bluefield they were making good strides for a come back. Harry Figgie dropped the ball on them and dumped them. Once they left Bluefield the products got real bad and really never have got back as they were between Elmira or Bluefield factories.

    I know of a few guys who actually like the newer American La Frances in our area. A few not many!


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    I highly doubt that the location where the trucks were made had anything to do with the quality, and the way the company was being run had everything to do with it. If the quality of the workers in SC was an issue there probably wouldn't be nearly as much industry as there is in that particular area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    Maybe since American LaFrance moved its production to Pennsylvania they may get a few more orders instead of being in the stink hole state of SC!

    Uhhh, you do realize that KME's are made in PA right??????
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