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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10-28-2000, 09:30 PM #1fireman703Firehouse.com Guest
rear mount pump
10-29-2000, 11:42 PM #2mark440Firehouse.com Guest
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.
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