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    Looking for a new rescue truck with 25kw generator, 4 bottle w/ booster pump breathing air system, room for on board hydraulic reels and pump for our jaws, plus all of our RIC equipment, and 6 man cab. What should we expect it to cost?

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    You're a little light on the info. Six man cab (vs. five man) means a custom cab. How much horsepower? Light tower? More than 100 warning lights? Two Mars and a Roto-Ray? Scene lights? Winch? How many reels? Air reel? 120v cord reel? Many things drive the price of a truck, you need those answers before anyone could give an accurate guess (can a guess be accurate?). Does it need to be larger than the next nearest rescue or does it just need to do the job?

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    Short of spec'ing the whole truck here. I was just looking for a ballpark number. A little more info: Walk around, single rear axle, light tower, all LED lighting

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    $450,000 to $500,000 would be a good figure to use. Two nearby departments have used the HGAC schedule to purchase rigs very similar to what you're describing for that price range.
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    You have to figure out your budget FIRST. Until you know what your spending limit is, everything else is moot.
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    $380,000.

    My Dept. Spec'd and took delivery of something very similar last summer.

    The biggest difference is we did not go with an on board cascade/compressor system, so that will drive your cost up another 40-50k.

    Custom vs commercial debate aside, we went with a Freightshaker M2 106, extended bumper with Federal Q and 20, 000 lb winch, all led lighting, 6 man seating behind cab (total of eight), walk around body with 25kw Onan pto genny, light tower, reels for the hydraulics, reels for power cords with lighted plug boxes, led strip lighting in all compartments, and a Cummins ISC 350. Truck carries all our Tech rescue, auto ex, medical, and RIT gear with room to spare.

    (The engine upgrade is worth it's weight in gold, the Mercedes in our Engine is f'in gutless!)

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    Not the best, but gives you an idea...

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    My department has a 04 Freightliner walk in that seats 10, on board extrication. Possibly going to sell it, too big for us.

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    If your department values the life of its firefighters, stay away from commercial chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    If your department values the life of its firefighters, stay away from commercial chassis.
    Exactly why we are selling ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    If your department values the life of its firefighters, stay away from commercial chassis.
    Exactly why we are selling ours.

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    What is so wrong with a commercial cab for a rescue truck?

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