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    My dept is starting to look for a used tanker. What are some of the better used truck listing sites? I've checked a couple such as fentonfire.com but they didn't have much listed. Thanks.


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    Can you be a little more specific:

    How old?
    How much money are you looking to spend?
    Do you want a refurb or one that you could provide your own TLC?
    Are you interested in an elliptical or tank-and-body design?

    Sorry for all the questions, but we need to ask so as to send you in the right direction.

    Also, VERY IMPORTANT: Provide contact information. Some if us may know of a department getting ready to replace an apparatus.

    Good hunting!

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    We sold ours on govdeals.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wbensm View Post
    What are some of the better used truck listing sites?
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    www.firetec.com
    www.bpapparatus.com
    www.ten8fire.com
    www.companytwo.com
    www.slaglefire.com
    www.jonsmidamerica.com
    www.alpineapparatus.com
    www.alpinefireapparatus.com
    www.bmfallc.com
    www.finleyfire.com
    www.firetrucksplus.com
    www.ebay.com
    www.texasfiretrucks.com
    www.deepsouthfiretrucks.net
    www.goodhopefire.com

    That ought to keep you busy for a few minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wbensm View Post
    My dept is starting to look for a used tanker. What are some of the better used truck listing sites? I've checked a couple such as fentonfire.com but they didn't have much listed. Thanks.
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118772 (1990 International Tanker For Sale)

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    Good luck the used tanker market is nonexistent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pa6050 View Post
    Good luck the used tanker market is nonexistent
    What are you talking about? There are plenty of used tankers at all of the links provided.
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    On all those sites there are less than 5 for sale that are newer than 1993 that are not new builds on used chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pa6050 View Post
    On all those sites there are less than 5 for sale that are newer than 1993 that are not new builds on used chassis.
    And? Used doesn't mean Life is OVER. T.C.

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    firetrader.com
    firetrucksplus.com
    fentonfire.com
    commercialtrucktrader.com

    if you need graphics refurbished,
    rjmarx.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Command6 View Post
    Can you be a little more specific:

    How old?
    How much money are you looking to spend?
    Do you want a refurb or one that you could provide your own TLC?
    Are you interested in an elliptical or tank-and-body design?

    Sorry for all the questions, but we need to ask so as to send you in the right direction.

    Also, VERY IMPORTANT: Provide contact information. Some if us may know of a department getting ready to replace an apparatus.

    Good hunting!

    C6
    Thanks all for the list. I have been looking at all the sites since I started this. I found one that the chief was going to call on but it must have sold with in the last 24hrs.

    To answer the above questions we are looking for something in the 2000 to 3000 gallon range with 750 or 500gpm pump. Price would prefer to be 85000 or less if possible but I don't have a definitive answer on that one.

    This is the truck that we were going to call on. Something similar to this is what we are looking for.
    http://www.fentonfire.com/tankers_an...g.php?lid=3278

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    You'll find there are about 500x FD looking for 10yr old 2000gal tanker with PTO pump on a Diesel Auto chassis under $100k.

    If you find one you have have to move on it immediately. At minimum put up some $ (refundable) pending inspection. You want to have three boardmeetings and go to the bank twice and apply for a grant you're not going to buy it. Make personal contact with a few quality brokers and get on their looking for/wait list.

    Get your $ in hand/or preapproved loan, a very limited broad spec/wish list, and very small committee (or trusted individual) that authorized to inspect and purchase. Then go buying (not shopping).

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    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    You'll find there are about 500x FD looking for 10yr old 2000gal tanker with PTO pump on a Diesel Auto chassis under $100k.

    If you find one you have have to move on it immediately. At minimum put up some $ (refundable) pending inspection. You want to have three boardmeetings and go to the bank twice and apply for a grant you're not going to buy it. Make personal contact with a few quality brokers and get on their looking for/wait list.

    Get your $ in hand/or preapproved loan, a very limited broad spec/wish list, and very small committee (or trusted individual) that authorized to inspect and purchase. Then go buying (not shopping).
    That's exactly what I've found out. What few there are out there that I have seen have gone ridiculously fast. Pretty sure the truck that I posted was listed for a week and a half or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wbensm View Post
    My dept is starting to look for a used tanker. What are some of the better used truck listing sites? I've checked a couple such as fentonfire.com but they didn't have much listed. Thanks.
    Hi Wbensm.
    To the list that EastKyFF gave you i can add
    mascus site with used fire trucks for sale.
    Good luck.

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    My Shameless Plug for Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus, they are a great group and their area was hit earlier this year by storms.

    They'll do what they can to help you out and I would encourage you to give them a shot

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    Jons mid america had a nice 4guys 3000 tanker.
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