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    Smile hahn fire apparatus

    Hi, can anyone tell me how many custom pumpers Hahn built?

    I m especially interested if anyone could post photos of later nodels with 4 door cabs.

    thanks, Mark.


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    Sounds like you need to join us over at www.firepics.net, see Hahns of every shape, size, and configuration!

    Till then...

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    What BoxAlarm said and check out the book on Hahns.





    http://www.fire-police-ems.com/books/bh0251.shtml
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    Try the Youngstown fire forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Try the Youngstown fire forums
    http://www.youngstownfire.com/forums...oard,68.0.html

    That should be a good start for ya.

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    Smile Hahn

    Hi, thanks all for your help with where to look for Hahn photos.

    Mark, England.

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    There's also a Facebook page dedicated to Hahns.
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    Default The Last Hahn

    There were approximaetly 2500 Hahns produced (custom and commercial). Over the years we purchased 8 units (1 commercial, 7 custom). The attached photos are of our last order - 2 engines and one telesquirt. The last completed Hahn - the telesquirt - was delivered the day the bank took over. It left as the bank locked the doors.

    All have 8V92T Detroits, Allison Trans, Fixed 6 man cabs, Hale 2000 GPM two stage pumps, deck guns, 5" manifold fed by two 3" valves, 6 Kw diesel generators, 1500' 5", 400' 3 1/2', Front bumper lines and crosslays, and much more.

    The engines were 2000 GPM/750 water with Fecon proportioners/120 Foam. Slide 3 is still in service as a reserve/LDH engine. Slide 2 is now in Alberta, Canada serving a mining company.

    The Telesquirt has 2000 GPM/ 500 water 50' telesquirt and is still in service.

    The engines cost approx 200K the squirt was 280K

    These engines are featured in the Hahn book by Thomas Shand and some of our older units also appear on the sites noted above.
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    Default Hahn

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    squirt 1262. thanks for that info, shame they closed, from what i heard they were a pretty robust apparatus.

    Mark. England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyc View Post
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    squirt 1262. thanks for that info, shame they closed, from what i heard they were a pretty robust apparatus.

    Mark. England.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt1262 View Post
    The last completed Hahn - the telesquirt - was delivered the day the bank took over. It left as the bank locked the doors.
    You lucked out. We had one on order, the cab was built and sitting on the floor when it got locked up.

    Luckily since Hahn and my fire company are both in Berks County they didn't ask for a deposit as a courtesy to in county companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Tough rides. Held up to most anything you could throw at them.
    And rough!

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    Rumor has it that the reason they went out of business was that the owner got caught with his, um, "hand" in the cookie jar. Any verification?

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    Dragnfyre - Since Hahn was COD with Snorkel we took title to the Telesquirt at the time we made the payment to Snorkel + a little extra. We knew their financial situation and took a chance that the partial truck would be more valuable than no truck. Essentially paid for the cab/chassis/pump and telesquirt at 1988 contract prices in late of 1989 with delivery in 1990. The truck was in reality 99.8% complete. Some of the work done in the last few days before delivery was rushed. It took a while to resolve the outstanding items. We took a chance and got lucky! Not sure if I would make that decision again. They made a good truck, were noce people to deal with and could build anything you wanted. True custom apparatus.

    As far as the reason for the collapse, there were multiple causes.

    Hahns are nearly indestructable, but as CE11 mentioned not the choice for a long drive. You can feel every bump in the road for a few days after the journey.

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    Default 82 Hahn.

    we have an 82 Hahn that is going to be removed from fire service soon. anyone know of collectors of hahn apparatus or should it go to the scrap yard. has to be removed from fire svc.
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    Default Death of a Fire Engiine

    Far too many fire apparatus go to the scrap yard. There are many collectors who would give these apparatus good homes but they can't compete with Sanford & Son. The penny pincher's see a dollar or two to be made by selling the unit to a guy with a torch and don't think of letting the unit go to someone who will care for the unit. The new NFPA recommendation of 20 span of service will only heighten this rush to the junk yard. I'll grant you there are some that going to the junk yard is inevitable these are mostly commercial chassis units.
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    My first ride ona fire apparatus was in a Hahn back in 1974 I believe. I was hooked every since. Still love Hahn and Ward Lafrance.

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    Lincoln Fire Company, Whitemarsh Township, Montgromery County PA still runs an open cab Hahn. Saw it while teaching there last week, couldn't believe it was still in service.
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    Dragonfire - spend some time in the rural South --- that Hahn would be sought after for a first out engine in a lot of places.
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    Default Hahn Fire Apparatus

    Was white over red as Erskine Lakes Engine 241 of Ringwood New Jersey, In house refurb and painted white with red skirtline and saw service as Engine 262 at Ringwood Vol Fire Company # 1 until 2007. Current whereabouts unknown... sold at Auction at Sparta New Jersey.
    1982 HCP15 1500/500 8V71T 350 HP 5 Speed Manual Trans.
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