.....To this (3000 gal.)
Very nice rig. Kinda like going from a Gremlin to a Cadillac, I bet. Definately will want to get in some practice driving it and the EVOC will really be of benefit.
Congrats on the new tanker. That extra water on scene is worth its weight in gold, and then some.
especially since we can now draft fill this 3000 gallon tank in about the same amount of time it took to fill our 1800 gallon tank(we don't have hydrants in our district).
I lied on the 1250 pump as well. We originally wanted to get a 1250, but in doing so we would have had to outfit the truck with all the neccesary tools that the pumper has (ladders, pike poles, etc.) Being we are such a small department with limited funds (along with everyone else.....)and call volume is low we rarely have to use the stuff on the pumper, our powers that be went with a 750 gpm pump instead.
Man i tell you too, those LED lights on the thing are insanely bright!!!
for those that may have missed it, the pics of our old tanker are at the bottom of the 1st page.
Fantastic upgrade! Good luck with it, I'm sure it will serve you guys very well and for a long time!
Just because you put a big pump on a tanker doesn't mean you have to set it up as a class A pumper. Our old spec for a "pumper-tanker" in the radio numbering system called for minimum 750/1000, and implied that it was, indeed, a class A pumper. That was set up when 500's were common, 750's were becoming the norm, and 1000's were rare. Now pretty much everyone has a 1250/1000 as their first due, so the spec for a P-T now includes having a quick-dump.
Nice rig, it will be great to have that extra water.