My department is currently in the process of specing out a new pumper tanker with a 3500 gallon tank and a 1250 gallon per minute pump. We were wondering what the pros and cons are to choosing one pump manufacturer over the others. What has everyone's experience been with the different pump manufacturers? All we know is that the Darley comes standard with our manufacurer, the waterous is a $6000 option, and the Hale is a $7500 option. What is everyone's thoughts on the subject?
Quote from hale's website:
"In 1989, Hale acquired Godiva in Warwick, England. Godiva is a manufacturer of portable, high-pressure, and rear-mounted fire pumps and is one of the leading fire pump manufacturers outside the United States. This acquisition allowed Hale to bring the USA based Barton/American Godiva fire pump products under the Hale umbrella of products."