New LAFD Vehicles
LAFD has bought another batch of KME's and Dodge Ambulances. Units that I know got the KME's are E88, E89, E77, and E87. For the Dodge's they seem to be replacing the BLS ambulances now due to almost all the ALS rescue having them already. I know RA889, and RA873 have gotten these new dodges. As for Trucks, I have heard that Pierce won the bid but KME is fighting against it. Can't confirm anything.
I have a huge problem with Ford and issues we've had with them in general. Anyone running a Dodge 4500 or 5500 like LA and having issues? I like the Cummins but hear of issues with the automatic transmissions.
Ditto. I can't find anything nice to say about any of the Ford products we are or have used in the last decade and a half.
Originally Posted by npfd801
I should credit where due I suppose, our 99 F-350 with the 7.3 has been pretty good, but every Ford we purchased since was horrifyingly bad. All have been disposed of. The 99 should have gone first, but it gave us the least trouble.
Originally Posted by RFDACM02
Not really interested in risking it with their latest attempt at a diesel engine.
the 7.3 was the last good diesel that Ford had under contract.
The 6.0 was a disaster and more recent engines have been so-so.