Refurbishment of a 24 year old unit or used appartus purchase??
Well we got our AFG Dear John letter about two weeks ago and this is the third time we've tried for a new pumper. That being the case for our FD budget for 2013-2014we are going to request a capital outlay to do a refurbishment of our 24 year old FMC Ford pumper.
That being the case we've put out inquires on refurbishment costs and I feel they are low for what is needed. Right now we are requesting $35k, but we also want to change this vehicle from a manual transmission to an automatic.
So reviewing other departments via Google I've found some refurbishment costs as high as $115k. With that costs some used apparatus's are starting to look more palatable.
I'd like to ask others on here if your department did go through a refurbishment how much was it and were there issue. Also if those that have bought a used apparatus were there any pre and post purchase concerns?
Thank you in advance.