Engine/ pumper Body construction and thickness
We are finalizing our new pumper specs. One final decision to be made is the body construction.
We are not going with stainless.
We are located in Georgia, and this will be on apparatus that turn anywhere between 3k-4500 calls annually. These trucks will accumulate about 20k miles/ year or more. They will stay in front line service for 7-9 years, and remain as a spare for an additional 4-7 years. We have interstate, residential, industrial roads.
It will be a rescue style body with roll-up doors, ladders mounted from rear in a compartment, midship pump.
I'd like to hear opinions on aluminum vs. galvaneal?
What kind of price difference?
Thanks in advance.