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    fireman703
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    Question rear mount pump

    I have a post on the Engineers page and need info on rear mount pumps. Pro's Con's maintenance, usability, etc. Your opinions are appreciated.


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    mark440
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    Cool

    To my knowledge, I have not seen a single Rear-mount pumper in the Strucure business. The USFS & BLM use rear mounts on thier Type 3 engines. The rear-mount in my opinion is not very useful. I personally belive in the Top-mount pump. It is close to the cab if needed. The D/O can see both sides of the truck (verses a side mount where you can't see the fire if you approach from a different direction) and if you put a head set on the D/O you have basically "teathered" him to the apparatus. The only down side that I see is the increased distance to fall from.

    *My opinions only, take them how you may

    Mark



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