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    Default 21st Century Brush Truck

    This brush truck was developed in Australia. It is purpose built for brush fires from a military design. It is built on the Bushmaster chassis of which Oshkosh has the American contract ( or so I've heard). Around 700 gallons of water for firefighting, 50 or so for vehicle protection for burnovers. Crew cab is entered from the rear and is thermally protected. I found the picture on the internet. There is also a video going around that shows the vehicle.
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    Looks more like an adaptation of a Poilce Riot truck than a BRUSH truck

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    It does have the armored car look because that is its heritage. Here in certain areas of Texas this type of vehicle would be good. The pump is a Waterous 500 gpm (I think) hydrostatic drive. There is a work platform right behind the cab (sorry NFPA fans). Google Thales Fireking and look at the brochure. It is interesting if nothing else.

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    Some one finally found a way to make wildland firefighting interesting or at least bearable!

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    Here's another way! T.C.
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    Default Ultra high pressure

    Take a look at www.hmafire.com,

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    Cool

    The FMC John Beam high pressure pump system was std. sop for 30 years, then in the late 60's, early 70's every body went away from it's use. Sounds like old ideas with a new marketing program !!

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    here's what we use Florida style
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