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  1. #1
    SBVFD-EXPLORER
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    Question Can someone identify this?

    This is an engine from a station in my town. It's an American LaFrance. I believe it's late 80's early 90's. Does anyone know what years this model was made? Or what model it is?


    Thanks,

    Bryan

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    Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department- The Pride of the East Side

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    fireman_387
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    it is probably mid 80's at the latest. Is their a tag inside the door? Even custom rigs have a gvw tag in them.

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    ENG 6511
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    If you know what fire co. is/was the original owner or as suggested get the serial number from the plate either on the door jam or on the side fire wall you can then go to www.americanlafrance.com/forums and ask your question. ALF will give you the history on this unit.

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    Bob Compton

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    FDMichiganMan
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    SBVFD-EXPLOERER = Snow from lawnsite.com???

    Eric
    eskals at lawnsite

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    SBVFD-EXPLORER
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    FDMichiganMan
    SBVFD-EXPLOERER = Snow from lawnsite.com???


    You got it.

    Bryan


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    Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department- The Pride of the East Side

    My Photo Album

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    FyredUp
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    I believe that model was called the Century 2000. It was the last new cab from the old American LaFrance company before they went out of business and were reborn under the Daimler-Benz corporation.

    Hope this helps.

    By the way I thought it was about the best looking cab AlaF ever made.

    FyredUp

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    DonRobbie
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    Yes that it is a Century 2000. It was indeed the last premium ALF Custom chassis before being assimilated. I believe ALF was located in Virginia by that time. I think they were produced from about 1987 to 1995

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    STATION2
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    Correct, it is a Century 2000. I believe the time frame was around 1989 until the company went under again. Pittsburgh bought a few i believe. Be safe.

    Larry

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    FINTLY518
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    BRYAN,
    I HAVE WORKED ON THAT PARTICULAR ENGINE IN THE PAST IF MEMORY SERVES ME IT IS A 1995 WHAT'S UNUSUAL ABOUT THAT PIECE IS THE FACT IT HAS A STANDARD TRANSMISSION ON A TRUCK THAT NEW AS MOST FIRE APPARATUS HAD AUTOMATICS BY THE 90'S
    HOPE THIS HELPED
    BOB

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    Thanks everyone for your help. I really appreciate it.FINTLY518- thanks for that extra information.


    Bryan

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    Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department- The Pride of the East Side

    My Photo Album

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    FIREMAN203
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    I STARTED TO SEE THIS SERIES AROUND 1985 TO 1987 IAM NOT SURE BUT IT MIGHT BE A CENTURY MODEL

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    Firefighter194
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    That is correct, Pittsburgh did buy 4 ALF 2000 Quints in 1992. They also bought 4 of the short lived version of the Patriot series pumpers in 1994.

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    this is sbvfd-explorer. i switched to the station with the 1992 american lafrance century 2000 pumper. it's a 6 spd fuller. some guys like it, some people don't. i've never driven it, so i can't say.


    FINTLY518 - if u see this post, please email me at RHVFC@aol.com

    thanks again for all your help everyone,


    bryan
    Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company- First in the Backcountry

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