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    Default Maybe the original PUC style pumper...

    My volly FDs former 1937 Darley Class B 500 gpm engine.


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    What you can't see in the picture is the fact that some of the pump controls are right behind the cab, where on a modern pumper the first compartment would be.
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    Here's a bigger picture at this link:

    http://tpcarcollection.com/images/1a...153a9_64a8.jpg

    I have some more detailed pictures coming hopefully soon so I will post them too when I get them.
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    Here is the Original PUC.Name:  Young.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyr View Post
    Here is the Original PUC.Attachment 23360
    and original mid engine chassis. and original use of non metal material for compartments. and original "vista" roof. and original use of hydraulic and electric valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyr View Post
    Here is the Original PUC.Attachment 23360
    How do you figure your MUCH later model, which I believe is a Young, would trump my 1937 Darley with the pump under the cab as the original PUC style pumper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    How do you figure your MUCH later model, which I believe is a Young, would trump my 1937 Darley with the pump under the cab as the original PUC style pumper?
    I was thinking the same thing.

    Here's some more pics, I have more coming that the guy is going to send me when they rearrange their showroom.

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    Looks like the Pump is Under the Cab to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
    I was thinking the same thing.

    Here's some more pics, I have more coming that the guy is going to send me when they rearrange their showroom.

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    Looks like the Pump is Under the Cab to me...
    You do know that PUC stands for Pierce Ultimate Configuration right? It is only a "coincidence" that this ultimate configuration has the pump under the cab.

    My point was on our 1937 Darley the pump is in the same location as the PUC and so are the majority of the pump controls. Funny how something supposedly new and radical was already done by another manufacturer almost 80 years ago...Just saying.
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    It is an absolute crying shame that that rig got sold. But at least it is in a museum and not sitting in a cow pasture after a failed attempt to useit as a farm truck or someother horse chit.
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    Post Not a big fan of the Pierce PUC

    Someone better tell Pierce that they were not the first to use a PUC ,the coolaid drinkers will be very upset when they hear the news. IMO I would rather have a side mounted midship pump panel with a 1500gpm Hale or Waterous single stage pump !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbridge View Post
    Someone better tell Pierce that they were not the first to use a PUC ,the coolaid drinkers will be very upset when they hear the news. IMO I would rather have a side mounted midship pump panel with a 1500gpm Hale or Waterous single stage pump !
    I am in agreement with you on the side mount and the single stage. Please make mine a Hale Q-Max 2000 gpm.
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    a lot of late 1930s Howes used a similar configuration --"nothing new under the sun"
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    You do know that PUC stands for Pierce Ultimate Configuration right? It is only a "coincidence" that this ultimate configuration has the pump under the cab.
    Yes. But we all know it was no "coincidence." Hell, even Pierce refers to it as being pump-under-cab:

    "Pierce PUC, our revolutionary Pierce Ultimate Configuration and pump-under-cab design for pumpers, aerials, rescue, and tankers on Pierce Custom Chassis"
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    Is that a 1966-67 Pontiac Catalina in the pic?
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    Maybe that is why Pierce PUC pumps are built by Darley!
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