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    The " MC " may have been a trash hauling chassis !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbridge View Post
    The " MC " may have been a trash hauling chassis !
    Correct, the MC is also affectionately known as "the trashpacker." Very common chassis for heavy rescues although quite a few found their way onto pumper chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donethat View Post
    Wasn't that what a CF chassis was, a garbage truck dressed up !!
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    The F model cabover was one of the few mistakes Mack made.
    Small cramped drivers area , drafty, noisy and a sleeper designed for midgets. Spent over a year running team in one of them and hated almost every day of it.
    Had to wear Sorrel boots in the winter to keep from getting frostbite to your toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    The F model cabover was one of the few mistakes Mack made.
    Small cramped drivers area , drafty, noisy and a sleeper designed for midgets. Spent over a year running team in one of them and hated almost every day of it.
    Had to wear Sorrel boots in the winter to keep from getting frostbite to your toes.

    I owned two of them during my O/O career, one Hayward and one Allentown. Both good trucks, but definitely not team trucks. And did you ever notice how many of them had duct tape around the vent flap on the driver's side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    I owned two of them during my O/O career, one Hayward and one Allentown. Both good trucks, but definitely not team trucks. And did you ever notice how many of them had duct tape around the vent flap on the driver's side?
    I do remember when going with you on weekend runs in the winter, you warming it up for a half-hour (at least) while you drank a minimum of two cups of coffee inside Chucks, and even then when you finally put the hammer down it took three forevers to get warm inside the cab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I do remember when going with you on weekend runs in the winter, you warming it up for a half-hour (at least) while you drank a minimum of two cups of coffee inside Chucks, and even then when you finally put the hammer down it took three forevers to get warm inside the cab.
    Sounds similar to the heater in my old volkswagon. You had to reach out around the a-post and scrap the frost off the windshield driving down the road because it had little defrost or heat. those were the days.

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    The Mack CF chassis cab also had those vacuum operated windshield wipers that sometimes work and sometimes they did'nt !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbridge View Post
    The Mack CF chassis cab also had those vacuum operated windshield wipers that sometimes work and sometimes they did'nt !
    Actually, they were air operated. When they worked, they were great. But when they didn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    I owned two of them during my O/O career, one Hayward and one Allentown. Both good trucks, but definitely not team trucks. And did you ever notice how many of them had duct tape around the vent flap on the driver's side?
    yep: had to duct tape them shut to keep the snow & rain out.
    The one we ran out of waterbury Ct hauling flatbed was almost brand new, & the heater worked ok on defrost, but next to nothing down at the foot wells. Century Brass was a cheap company and they figured the Macks would last forever.

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    There are many 40 year old Mack CF chassis apparatus still in service here on the east coast, let's see if one of those new fire trucks from any builder will last that long ? they all have rust but there running strong !

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    Any news on when we are going to see the first built KME pumper for the FDNY ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbridge View Post
    Any news on when we are going to see the first built KME pumper for the FDNY ?
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    From what I understand the prototype is just being started, I would think a few months yet.

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    Any FDNY firefighters hear any news on when the first new KME pumper will be completed. By the time the 1st rig is done the contract will be over!

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    Pictures of the FDNY cab and a body at the KME plant recently

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    A little birdy sent photo's of FDNY engine 56 at the KME plant!
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    Same truck for the most part with a different name on the nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctxffman View Post
    Same truck for the most part with a different name on the nose.
    Why wouldn't it be? If that spec works for them why would they change it with a different manufacturer?
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    Is it just the picture , or is the truck sagged out in the rear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by probable View Post
    Is it just the picture , or is the truck sagged out in the rear?
    Dude, seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Dude, seriously?
    What's that for? It does appear to be sitting lower in the rear than the front, without hose and water on it. Could be the suspension selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    What's that for? It does appear to be sitting lower in the rear than the front, without hose and water on it. Could be the suspension selection.
    I completely disagree. If anything you are getting spatial distortion caused by the angle of the photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    What's that for? It does appear to be sitting lower in the rear than the front, without hose and water on it. Could be the suspension selection.
    I agree. It looks lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    I completely disagree. If anything you are getting spatial distortion caused by the angle of the photo.
    1. As someone who's shot posed and unposed photos for virtually all of the major manufacturers, I know a thing or two about depth of field, distortion, and lens selection, and appearance of static vehicles in photos. That's not the case in this photo.

    2. The next two pumpers we receive at work will be higher in the front than the rear (slightly) due to the suspension and axle options we chose. It's not unheard of.
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