Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: New Engine!

  1. #1
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    224

    Default New Engine!

    Our new rescue engine finally arrived, and is now in service.

    Sorry for no pics-I don't have a digi camera...

    Anyhow:

    It was built by 4Guys, on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. 6 person cab w/raised roof. Firecom system.

    1750 gpm Hale Qmax w/a Foampro 2002 proportioner.

    Akron crank valves on all remote discharges.

    1000 gal poly tank w/dual foam cells.

    Stainless steel Rescue body, w/ 3 roll up door cpmts per side, and 1 in rear. coffin cmpts up top, with a pool ladder for access.
    Custom cmpts include:

    transverse under the rear crew seats, with slide out trays. We use these for fire extinguishers, in a grab and go arrangement.

    Transverse over the pump. For backboards, etc. Just a trifle too high for my taste, but there are big fold out steps right below.

    On the rear, between the cmpts and tank, are a compt for a hard sleeve ( driver's side), and for ground ladders, hooks and a second hard sleeve (Officer's side)

    Wheel well sleeves for SCBA tanks.

    Hosebeds:

    2x 200' 1 3/4" crosslays in front bumper. These are placed towards the front of the bumper, leaving a 4-5" gap to the cab to allow for tilting. 2/3 of the hose tray is above the bumper, 1/3 is sunk in. This has a diamond plate cover. ( leaves room for the airhorns and Q2 to be mounted inside the bumper)

    1x 200' 2 1/2" crosslay

    1x 400' 2 1/2" leader line in rear hosebed.

    2000' of 5" in split beds.

    Lighting:

    Diesel Generator. ( I THINK it's 7.5 kw, but don't quote me on that)

    Front brow light

    2 fixed LED floodlights per side

    2 750 watt pole raise floods- 1 per side mounted to back of cab.

    2 200' cord reels.

    Other:

    Hurst tool system. Cutter, spreader, and ram mounted on slideout trays in rear cmpt. Power unit is there as well.

    This unit replaces another rescue engine and our old Pierce engine. ( we have 2 engines and a quint already, and thus a 3rd engine was basically redundant). Carries all of our rescue gear for MVA's, Water rescues, rope rescues, haz mat, etc. It's also a fully capable attack pumper with 1000 gal of water and class A foam.

    It's a bit of a beast, sizewise. 4 Guys did an awesome job on this truck. They built our last one as well, and we were and are well satisfied. I'm glad they won the bid- that's a good outfit.

    I love that Spartan cab- it's huge inside, and quiet as well. The compartments are massive as well, and very well organized. The angled pool ladder is a nice touch for accessing the coffin cmpts and main hosebed. We're in the snow zone, so the aggressive treads on the ladder are easy to climb.


  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Northeast Coast
    Posts
    3,800

    Default

    Sounds like a well thought out units. I'm sure it's nice, we really were impressed with 4 Guys when we did our rescue pumper. Side mount pump panel? Also, when you say crank valves at remote discharges do you mean this is where all the opening and closing takes place, not at the panel?

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    224

    Default

    Yeah, it's a regular mid mount pump.

    The valves are all on the pump panel. I meant the controls for the officer's side pump panel, the front bumper crosslays, the rear discharge, and the deck gun. We just specced these instead of electrics or the pull type ones with all the linkage. I like how they have a visual indicator for open/closed.

    The pump panel discharges have the regular horizontal Hale levers.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    245

    Default

    It sounds like you have built a very nice rescue pumper, what type of brakes and GVWR is on the rig with all of that equipment, water, and stainless steel body. Also is there a photo on the 4-Guys web site?

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    224

    Default

    That, I don't know... It's a single screw rear end. Our truck committee does do a good job with chassis/ brake stuff, and we've not had any issues with them, yet. Our older 4Guys is also Stainless w/1000 gal, and our quint is stainless also. We've got some big hills around here, so that stuff is looked at VERY closely by the committee.

    I'll have to check 4Guy's site- I forgot to look...

    edit: Just looked at 4Guys' website, and our new rescue engine is not on there. Our last one was not either. Did a bunch of searching, and it's not on our website either... I wonder if you have to send them a photo?
    Last edited by Nozzle nut 22; 05-03-2013 at 09:49 AM.

  6. #6
    Forum Member yjbrody's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    700

    Default

    Pics or it didn't happen...
    Nothing is as unimpressive as someone who is unwilling to learn.

  7. #7
    Let's talk fire trucks! BoxAlarm187's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,236

    Default

    Most of 4-Guys photos are taken at their facility prior to delivery to the customer. I find that they update it at least every couple of weeks...
    Career Fire Captain
    Volunteer Chief Officer


    Never taking for granted that I'm privileged enough to have the greatest job in the world!

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    224

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Most of 4-Guys photos are taken at their facility prior to delivery to the customer. I find that they update it at least every couple of weeks...
    Never mind- I just found it on 4 Guy's site! Look in the Custom Pumper section. It's the Honeoye Falls engine.

    Some corrections:

    10k Smart Power generator, and ONE reel, not two.
    Last edited by Nozzle nut 22; 05-07-2013 at 12:27 AM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. VCFD Engine 36 & Brush Engine 336 (pics)
    By seagrave7 in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-26-2008, 07:35 PM
  2. ALS Engine Help!!!
    By Damack911 in forum Florida
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-11-2006, 03:33 PM
  3. Engine Hp?
    By GreggGeske in forum The Engineer
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-04-2005, 04:29 PM
  4. 2nd Due Engine????
    By loxfire16 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-01-2004, 09:58 PM
  5. A new engine
    By FF58 in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-19-2000, 12:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts