Thread: Front Drive/ Rear Engine
03-04-2001, 03:52 AM #1jhillFirehouse.com Guest
Front Drive/ Rear Engine
Has anyone seen or heard about a custom engine that was either front drive and/or
rear engine? Seems like I heard about this sometime ago. I can see good and bad with both of these. Maybe I'm losing my mind but...
03-04-2001, 05:01 PM #2pwc606Firehouse.com Guest
Pierce had a front drive, front motor at one time but figured that it was not working. E-One has the Hush. The only thing that comes to mind is a bus.....
03-04-2001, 11:32 PM #3JBROWNL8Firehouse.com Guest
Pierce made some years ago. It was called the Javalin. It was a rear engine/front wheel drive. The rear axle was just a coasting axle. The Friendswood FD just south of Houston has one in service.
03-06-2001, 11:48 AM #4USAR29Firehouse.com Guest
One of the stations neighboring my hometown station owned a Pierce Javelin... The unit had an 8 or 10 man cab with a 1500 gpm pump and a 900 gallon tank. After experienceing traction problems in the snowy Pennsylvania winters, Pierce bought the unit back and the department replaced it with a Pierce Lance and has since bought a second Lance.
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