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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!

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    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.....

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    The other thread about this solved the mystery.
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    Ahhhh, thanks Chief... Been away from the computer this week... Cool, he got the info needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by largeboar View Post
    Heres a picture
    If I am correct, this is based off of a MACI (Military Adapted Civilian something or other)..

    it is also known as an AMERTEK. however, this is the first time I have seen one cut so low in the back and with a tandem.. so I am gonna guess it was reworked at some point.

    http://www.nebraska.gov/app-fsp/publ...e_display/1850

    Should have a pump rating plate on it, and in cab should have serial numbers (chassis numbers) stamped in many of the pieces of body frame..

    If this is one , they suck..lots of problems with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thehangedfrog View Post
    If I am correct, this is based off of a MACI (Military Adapted Civilian something or other)..

    it is also known as an AMERTEK. however, this is the first time I have seen one cut so low in the back and with a tandem.. so I am gonna guess it was reworked at some point.

    http://www.nebraska.gov/app-fsp/publ...e_display/1850

    Should have a pump rating plate on it, and in cab should have serial numbers (chassis numbers) stamped in many of the pieces of body frame..

    If this is one , they suck..lots of problems with them.
    AMERTEK is the manufacturer of the MACI, they produced several vehicles, so calling the MACI "the Amertek" would not work. We called the two we had "Schitbox 1 and Schitbox 2." This is not a MACI, and is not manufacturer by Amertek. The MACI was not articulated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    AMERTEK is the manufacturer of the MACI, they produced several vehicles, so calling the MACI "the Amertek" would not work. We called the two we had "Schitbox 1 and Schitbox 2." This is not a MACI, and is not manufacturer by Amertek. The MACI was not articulated.
    Thank you for catching that, I did not notice that it was articulated.. Except for that, it looked like the general chassis.. now that I see the articulation it looks more like the truck fronts that Foremost makes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thehangedfrog View Post
    Thank you for catching that, I did not notice that it was articulated.. Except for that, it looked like the general chassis.. now that I see the articulation it looks more like the truck fronts that Foremost makes

    http://www.foremost.ca/index_vehicles.php
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    Default Hmm..

    Looks like an old amertex(spelling) try that

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