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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    Did you weigh the axles?
    We had to split-weigh it, since their scale doesn't go above 60K. We did the tandems together. I don't remember what it was for front/rear exactly, seems like it was 18K front, 53K on the tandems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledebuhr1 View Post
    Catch22,
    Was the tank full?

    6000x8.3(lbs per gal)=49,800 of water.
    26,400+49,800=76,200 minimum without anything extra.

    IF it was 71k gross, then your about 5,200 minimum over Gross.

    I do think a tag would help with this just make sure it has good brakes.
    The 26,400 included the filters, reels, and hose, all of which we removed. When I say filters, don't think I'm talking about small filters. One of them was about 3' in diameter and probably 4' or so tall. The hose reels were rather large, as well, and equipped with some heavy freaking hose.

    Like I say, we're going to revisit the tag axle thing. But, by the way, 71K - 68K = 3K.


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    Catch22,
    You say the curb weight was 26,400, if you added a full tank of water that would be 49,800 of water, so it would be 76,200.

    thats why I asked if your tank was full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledebuhr1 View Post
    Catch22,
    You say the curb weight was 26,400, if you added a full tank of water that would be 49,800 of water, so it would be 76,200.

    thats why I asked if your tank was full.
    I understand. Let me try it this way, the plate on the door that includes all the original equipment has the curb weight of 26,400. The actual curb weight without all the stuff we removed it much less. And yes, the tank was full. We had just refilled it after a run.

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    We have the chute and have used it many times. It may slow the flow slightly but on a 10" dump you cannot tell much difference. It is much easier and time saving than putting your truck on a bind or the time having to back into that position .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    I understand. Let me try it this way, the plate on the door that includes all the original equipment has the curb weight of 26,400. The actual curb weight without all the stuff we removed it much less. And yes, the tank was full. We had just refilled it after a run.
    Brother - I'll let everyone else nitpick your rig to death... I'll just share one simple phrase with you.

    "Good Luck With It... and Be Safe Out There!"
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    Everything I state on here is to support and aid my fellow firefighters. Everything I post is my opinion only, and in no way should be taken as an official opinion of any Company, Department, or Municipality I represent... oh and this includes Pierce Mfg, as so their legal department has advised me; since they apparently also invented the right to control "Free Speech".

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    Quote Originally Posted by laddertruckgoes View Post
    Brother - I'll let everyone else nitpick your rig to death... I'll just share one simple phrase with you.

    "Good Luck With It... and Be Safe Out There!"
    Excellent advice. I'm not going to tell somebody what fits their department's needs. If it works, then great. If not, then lesson learned next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laddertruckgoes View Post
    Brother - I'll let everyone else nitpick your rig to death... I'll just share one simple phrase with you.

    "Good Luck With It... and Be Safe Out There!"
    I appreciate it.

    I'll tell you the way I look at it. We're a vollie department with a $60K per year budget trying to provide the best service we can. We get creative at times, and push the envelope at times. But we do make things the safest possible.

    If for a second I thought that this truck would hurt or kill someone, it would be pulled out of service. We've taken steps to make sure that doesn't happen, and I'm sure we'll take other steps as time goes on.

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