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    Kind of reminds of the Gamma Goat (google it, it pops right up).

    We had them in the forest fire service, they were surplus vehicles.

    It screams military surplus....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Kind of reminds of the Gamma Goat (google it, it pops right up).

    We had them in the forest fire service, they were surplus vehicles.

    It screams military surplus....

    If it is, it has been heavily civilianized. (Is that a word?)

    On the wildland forum he has some better pictures, including the rear tail lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Kind of reminds of the Gamma Goat (google it, it pops right up).

    We had them in the forest fire service, they were surplus vehicles.

    It screams military surplus....
    Doesn't look like any kind of Gamma Goat I've been on. The cab/drive section had four wheels on it, and the trailer had 2. Still 6 wheel drive.

    This looks like a Cat of some kind.

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    The Oshkosh articulated CFR rigs were the DA1500 and DA 1800. They were not in production long and I don't believe too many were made.

    General Mitchell IAP had one on the Milwaukee County Fire Department and only within the last year or so got rid of it.
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    My best guess based on the body is that it was a BLM Wildland unit probably a prototype.

    BLM used some articulated units in the late 70"s and early 80's. The ones I saw in use were based out of Nevada and Utah but we sometimes had them deployed to southern California. The units I saw in action were on an 8x8 chassis as I recall and probably built by Oshkosh.

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    I bought this truck cause it looked so cool and runs really well. It has a huge air compressor and a 5.9 cummins that runs through a power divider and runs a hydraulic motor. Right now it needs a couple of hose reel motors and an operation manual. Here are some more pictures It also has a ridewell corp suspension with a data plate dated 1990 and they sold it to International. from there the lead goes cold.
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    The front articulates and oscilates. The steering position is in the center with two hosemen positions on either side of it. I assume the huge air compressor is for the foam system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by largeboar View Post
    I bought this truck cause it looked so cool and runs really well. It has a huge air compressor and a 5.9 cummins that runs through a power divider and runs a hydraulic motor. Right now it needs a couple of hose reel motors and an operation manual. Here are some more pictures It also has a ridewell corp suspension with a data plate dated 1990 and they sold it to International. from there the lead goes cold.
    Can you share where you bought it from? I am like the others who feel it is a BLM or at least wildland unit.

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    I would also like ot see a close up of the panel below the booster reel. Also, is their any data plate behind the drivers seat at all?

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    I bought it in colorado and the guy I got it from got it from Dove Creek vfd and he said they had no information on it as it was donated to them.
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    Who donated it to Dove Creek vfd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowbreaker View Post
    Who donated it to Dove Creek vfd?
    Some BLM guy who wanted to get rid of it and is now retired somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RxFire View Post
    Some BLM guy who wanted to get rid of it and is now retired somewhere else.
    I think more likely it was the replacement guy from BLM for the one who retired, saw this thing, and wanted to get rid of it quick before it was his responsibility!

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    Suprisingly it runs pretty good and it needs two new motors for the hose reels and a foam injection pump and it should be ready to go. The big air compressor and everything else seems to be fully functional. It climbs like a scalded ape and has a pretty short turning radius although with no water or weight it does slide the front axle if you turn to short.

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    Get a hold of the BLM office in Grand Junction. That is where a bunch of the engine guys for the region are. Someone there may know what it is and it's story. Especially if Dove Creek got it from them, that is most likely where it came out of. If not get a hold of the mechanics at Colorado State Forest Service, they might have an idea, they have had a lot of odd ball units in the past.

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    This very truck can be yours today! Don't wait, bid now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    This very truck can be yours today! Don't wait, bid now!

    1991 International extreme wildland fire truck
    Sounds like we need a commision for our research if he sells it.

    Maybe some good Canadien beer, eh?

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    For some reason, I guess I thought we were helping someone for their own vehicle for the pleasure of having some odd piece of fire apparatus. I didn't realize we were helping out a used car lot sell a used car. grrrrrrrr

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    If you think it is an ARFF vehicle, post it on www.arff.info and maybe the arff crowd may know what it is.

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    Looking at the pic closely I would venture to say it could be an Oshkosh, Grunmann (or however it's spelled) or an Amertek. Just a few guesses though.....

    Check to see if there is a VIN # and check with your State's DMV and see if they can give you a hit. Check the (3) that I mentioned.
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