Thread: New Brush Truck

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    I am the Chief of a small rural dept in Ohio. What i am questioning about is "what is the best brush truck to get or is it better to build your own"? At this point we are realling looking hard in to building a new one our of a 2002 Ford F-350<br /> one ton. We going to put a skid unit one it so when the cab and chassis are worn out we can just get a new cab to put under it. Or is it better to buy one that is custom made so it is ready when it is delivered to our firehouse. <br />Please respond we are in need.

    <br />Terry Kelley<br />Chief - Cadiz Vol Fire Dept

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    We purchased a 2000 1 ton Ford diesel chassis (4wd) Automatic. Put a flat bed on with rails on the sides. Purchased a skid init with 300 gal tank. a hale pump with a 18 hp honda engine. 1 reel line, 2 whip lines, 150 ft of 1 and 3/4 inch line. A robwen foam system. 12000 lb winch on the front with grill guard. Light bar and sirens and radios. For around $52,000.00 it was ready to go. Lot cheaper than custom made. <br />hope this helps. also we built a tool box to hold some misc equipment. Larry.

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    Hey Chief check out a company names Kenco Fabricating Company Inc. They are located in western PA. just south west of Pittsburg. They have built a few really nice brush rigs in the past two years. They are a small company who specializes in building custom rigs and will work with you to build exactly what you want and/or will build whatever your budget can afford. I think you should check them out. The web site hasn't been upgraded lately but I think it has some decent pictures on it. Go to <a href="http://www.kencofabricating.com" target="_blank">www.kencofabricating.com</a> to see more. Thanks and hope this helps. FGN <img src="cool.gif" border="0">

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    <a href="http://www.summitfireapparatus.com/" target="_blank">Summit Fire Apparatus</a> of Edgewood, Kentucky also builds units of the type you are interested in. Currently they have a photo of a brush unit on their home page.

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