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    Quote Originally Posted by Nozzle nut 22 View Post
    ... Kinda defeats the whole purpose, huh?
    That was exactly my thought.


    but I have seen it done...
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    We just received our Rosenbauer Rescue Pumper. I will agree with what others have said the 12v LED Spectras are VERY impressive, we have four mounted on the body on pole (2 rear, 2 front) as well as 2 FRC Evolutions (15,000 lumens) on our Power Arc lightbar and they provide plenty of light.

    As for the deck gun, we also opted for a TFT Monsoon 2000gpm remote controlled deck gun. We have the extend-a-gun and on ours it is operated with the same remote as the deck gun.

    I will get some picture up later if i can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Okay let's try this again!

    Talk to me about your rescue engine, or squad type engine, and the storage options you have used. You know shelving, slide out trays, drawers, ladder racks, hard suction, or something else that you innovated or "borrowed" from somewhere else.


    Just to give you an idea of what we would be carrying for equipment: Full engine equipment, extrication equipment, some truck equipment to include a PPV fan, saws, and additional hooks and axes. Also we are looking at a minimum of 1000 gallons of water, if not 1500. The pump would be a 2000 gpm with Class A foam. More than likely if the plan continues the front bumper will be for a preconnected 2 inch handline and a 2 1/2 inch line with a blitzfire.

    Thanks...
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    Our Squad is a '02 Pierce Dash. It is a 2,250 GPM single stage pump, 1000 gallons of water, and A & B foam. 1,500' 5", total of 350' 1.75", 300' of 2", and 500' of 2.5", and deck gun. Ladder rack gives us more compartment space. We carry a full compliment of hooks, irons, extinguishers, hand tools, and chainsaw. Also carry vehicle rescue, low angle rope, and water rescue equipment.

    Irons, smaller hooks, TIC, gas meter and EMS supplies are mounted in the cab

    Hydraulic Ladder rack and longer hooks, and hard sleeves are kept up top

    Everything else is stored around all sides. Somehow it all fits on a 44,000 GVW 184" wheel base engine. I'll post some pictures to show how things are mounted.
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    Here are pictures of our hydraulic tool configuration and the rig itself. I'll try to upload more.
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    Hey Don One of Chuck's rigs is for sale, 4 Qs

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    Quote Originally Posted by sklump View Post
    Hey Don One of Chuck's rigs is for sale, 4 Qs
    2 "real" Q's and two electronic Q's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sklump View Post
    Hey Don One of Chuck's rigs is for sale, 4 Qs
    Can I be brutally honest with you about that rig? I felt from the time I first saw it that it was too big for practical rural use. I know for damn sure we couldn't get it in probably half of the farm or rural driveways we need to be in. So no thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squad50FF View Post
    Here are pictures of our hydraulic tool configuration and the rig itself. I'll try to upload more.
    Nice looking rig.
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    FyredUp,

    Extrication equipment going to be preconnected and on cord reel?

    Will there be an onboard generator? PTO or independent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    FyredUp,

    Extrication equipment going to be preconnected and on cord reel?

    Will there be an onboard generator? PTO or independent?
    We, as a committee haven't gotten that far yet. There has been discussion of eliminating and onbaord generator and going with LED scene lighting, including a light tower. Then we would carry a smaller portable generator for lighting the back of the scene.
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    I was asking because I have often wondered why if your going with cord reels and a PTO generator, why not go with electric motors for the extrication equipment - ready with the flip of a switch.

    You could always get a small, back up gas powered unit to run the tools if beyond the reach of the cord reels.

    Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    I was asking because I have often wondered why if your going with cord reels and a PTO generator, why not go with electric motors for the extrication equipment - ready with the flip of a switch.

    You could always get a small, back up gas powered unit to run the tools if beyond the reach of the cord reels.

    Just a thought.
    My career FD did just that and it was sweet. Just flip the geerator switch and BAM! you had power to the tools in a few seconds.

    If I had it to do over again I would have done that on POC FD #1's rescue engine.
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    We have had this in service a few months now. One thing we did was the roll ups over the pump panel to keep the pump module enclosed and out of the road grime of Vermont Winters. It's mission is MVA's and other fire ops as needed.

    An added benefit was that many of the adaptors etc can be mounted above the controls on Pak-Trac so it is point of use and frees up the L1 compartment space.

    We do have coffins (first for us) that we have put low use bulky items or multiples up there.

    We went with a light tower but the LED scene lights are impressive too. 3 per side 4000+ lumens per light. The Spectra brow light and Spectra on the pole on the back are very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefDog View Post
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    We have had this in service a few months now. One thing we did was the roll ups over the pump panel to keep the pump module enclosed and out of the road grime of Vermont Winters. It's mission is MVA's and other fire ops as needed.

    An added benefit was that many of the adaptors etc can be mounted above the controls on Pak-Trac so it is point of use and frees up the L1 compartment space.

    We do have coffins (first for us) that we have put low use bulky items or multiples up there.

    We went with a light tower but the LED scene lights are impressive too. 3 per side 4000+ lumens per light. The Spectra brow light and Spectra on the pole on the back are very impressive.
    Looks like an HME cab...who built it and do you have more pictures? Of the compartment set-up and the hose beds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Looks like an HME cab...who built it and do you have more pictures? Of the compartment set-up and the hose beds?
    Looks like HME did the entire thing: http://www.firetrucks.com/new-deliveries/item/390/10054

    Now, on a somewhat unrelated note (and I apologize for possibly taking this off-track), but I've been an apparatus enthusiast for some time, but have never seen a ladder truck put together from a kit. ChiefDog, you have any more information about this thing? http://www.toledoblade.com/frontpage...ds-a-home.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Looks like HME did the entire thing: http://www.firetrucks.com/new-deliveries/item/390/10054

    Now, on a somewhat unrelated note (and I apologize for possibly taking this off-track), but I've been an apparatus enthusiast for some time, but have never seen a ladder truck put together from a kit. ChiefDog, you have any more information about this thing? http://www.toledoblade.com/frontpage...ds-a-home.html
    Sorry.... what you are referring to is Swanton, Ohio not Swanton, Vermont....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Looks like an HME cab...who built it and do you have more pictures? Of the compartment set-up and the hose beds?
    Yes, this was an all HME truck, our second one. I have some pictures but not since we have put things on the truck. I will try to get some but very busy at work and home.

    We are still having some growing pains with placement of things. It's main mission is MVA, but it can also be a second engine / fill site engine.

    I will try to get more pictures soon.

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    Here are some pics not sure how great they are... they are of L3

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefDog View Post
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    Here are some pics not sure how great they are... they are of L3
    Keep them coming!!
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    R3 Compartment small electric pump, hydraulic reel and air reel, three ResQue Jacks

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