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    Default New 2,000g tanker

    http://www.danko.net/trucks/view/425/3345

    Just got this in about 2 weeks ago to add to our other 2,500g tanker. Going through it now adding more lighting, radio's, MDT, etc. The only thing that went sour, was being able to get an extended front bumper for a mechanical Q. Found out that was an after thought, and too expensive to add on. Otherwise, the 3 rear dump chutes should work pretty nicely for the drivers.

    Anybody have any issues using a KW as a tanker??? Don't expect any, but who knows.

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    Have a rather small cab compared to IH or Frtliner but likely 2 FF is sufficient in metro FD.

    Is that a TFT swivel ball intake valve for rear direct tank fill?

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    Looks like a nice truck. No side dumps though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    http://www.danko.net/trucks/view/425/3345

    Just got this in about 2 weeks ago to add to our other 2,500g tanker. Going through it now adding more lighting, radio's, MDT, etc. The only thing that went sour, was being able to get an extended front bumper for a mechanical Q. Found out that was an after thought, and too expensive to add on. Otherwise, the 3 rear dump chutes should work pretty nicely for the drivers.

    Anybody have any issues using a KW as a tanker??? Don't expect any, but who knows.

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    I know Fouts uses KW chassis almost exclusively on their tankers. You could ask around with folks who own them. I have not heard a lot in the way of complaints about that chassis. So long as you matched the weight/ power capacity with your tank size, you should be golden.

    Just that the cab area is very narrow, so fitting 3 "Truckie-sized" guys in there probably isn't gonna happen. Particularly with a stick, lol.

    Nice looking tanker! I love how low slung the tank is- should handle nice, and with out the high center of gravity issues common to some designs. The hose bed looks nice and low as well. I also like that 3 way dump valve on the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Looks like a nice truck. No side dumps though?
    Side dumps are at the rear of the tank.

    My only gripe with the KW was hitting my damn head getting in and out. You'd have thought I'd learn, as I had multiple demos with the same cab. And they seem to have more wind noise than the IH and Freightliners, but let's be honest. That's petty stuff for a tanker.

    What's the purpose of the small hinged door in front of what I think is the radiator for the pump motor? Air circulation?
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    From my understanding, it will be manned by 2 people 24/7, per the fire districts instructions/contract of purchasing it. The cab is small and low as pointed out, even for me at 5'7". PPE/SCBA will be in a compartment from the mounts I have installed.

    The small door for the pump motor is two fold. Air circulation and access to the radiator if repairs are needed.

    We've been installing the TFT ball valves in our last 8 or so newer rigs, and like them. So we figured we'd install one on this one too for the tank fill. Personally, I'd prefer a standard ball valve. Easy open/close.

    Driving it with a full tank is really smooth and nimble. As pointed out, the low height and center of gravity gives it alot of stability on the highway/interstate. As well, it turns very nicely. I'd like to post the engine specs, but it escapes me at the moment.

    I'm somewhat new to tankers, but I really dig the 3 way rear dump configuration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    http://www.danko.net/trucks/view/425/3345

    Just got this in about 2 weeks ago to add to our other 2,500g tanker. Going through it now adding more lighting, radio's, MDT, etc. The only thing that went sour, was being able to get an extended front bumper for a mechanical Q. Found out that was an after thought, and too expensive to add on. Otherwise, the 3 rear dump chutes should work pretty nicely for the drivers.

    Anybody have any issues using a KW as a tanker??? Don't expect any, but who knows.

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    Nice looking vehicle. Any ball park price? We are trying AFG again but the cost/benefit wil probably kill us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    http://www.danko.net/trucks/view/425/3345

    Just got this in about 2 weeks ago to add to our other 2,500g tanker. Going through it now adding more lighting, radio's, MDT, etc. The only thing that went sour, was being able to get an extended front bumper for a mechanical Q. Found out that was an after thought, and too expensive to add on. Otherwise, the 3 rear dump chutes should work pretty nicely for the drivers.

    Anybody have any issues using a KW as a tanker??? Don't expect any, but who knows.

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    You got a HALF a Kenworth(T3)(instead of a T6/T8). Not many of these in FS work around here but a bunch of them in peddle trucks(Fuel/propane delivery) No major problems, usually a little underpowered.The have a few things that are a PITA to work on. With 2000 on,you should be pretty happy and have a reasonable life span. T.C.

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    Any idea on the cost?

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    Posted by Nozzlenut22
    Just that the cab area is very narrow, so fitting 3 "Truckie-sized" guys in there probably isn't gonna happen. Particularly with a stick, lol.
    It has an Allison automatic transmission... (I checked the pics)
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    This is our new Vac Tanker from E-One...

    http://www.e-one.com/news/new-delive...sburg-township

    So far the thing has been great. A minor electrical issue right after delivery which was identified and fixed overnight by their technician.

    It actually got placed in service earlier than planned as we had a fire out in the sticks that needed all the water we could throw at it.

    Our area is about 50/50 hydranted to non hydranted but a vast majority of our fires luckily are in the hydranted areas.
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    where was it today ?????????? BEE OH BEE Bob brang out ol 511.......what the DUECE ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weruj1 View Post
    where was it today ?????????? BEE OH BEE Bob brang out ol 511.......what the DUECE ?
    Were you guys out with us on that? Or did ya just hear the rad-did-i-o traffic?

    We are still in the process of qualifying drivers on it. Looking at the list right next to me... there are only 4 driver
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    Since OFD didn't purchase the truck, I'll have to find out from that area's fire protection chief. They purchased a few rigs due to opening a second station for their fire protection district. It is manned by OFD due to annexation a couple years ago.

    Ball park price I believe was around $275K. But don't hold me to it, yet.

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    Price delivered is 235K. I'm done with it, and should be in service in a week or two.

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