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    Cool Custom/Home-Made Apparatus

    Hey everyone!
    I was reading the post in the Firefighting forum about a Volly dept trying to built a brush/tanker truck. I was very intrigued by this and have seen numerous similar trucks on Ebay and different websites. I am interested on getting some specs and photos on different pieces of equipment. If any of your depts have any such equipement please feel free to post it. And also if possible I would like to get some photos of them so please email them. Thanks.

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    Follow the link at the top of my post to our site, and go to "Apparatus".

    We've got one other 6x6 that's not pictured (yet).

    Feel free to email me or the link on the website.
    Bryan Beall
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    By the way. What kind of budgets did you work with. I was just curious about the prices you all paid for the equipment.

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    Allow me, since I know the details.

    http://home.webzone.net/~killerb/brush2.html

    We got the cab and chassis through Forestry. We added a radio ($400), 100W siren ($100 used), light bar ($250 used), 600 gallon tank/bed (donated), Hale HP200 pump ($2800 at the time), 2 hose reels ($500 used), a manifold (home built), 1 1/2" hose and nozzles and foam eductor (roughly $500 used), and a power steering kit ($800)....so that adds up to about....$5350. Plus another couple of hundred or so for indicentals.

    Pump, hose reels, radio, steering kit purchased with grant funds.

    This is a PRIMO brush truck. We're rigging another one almost identical to it, except the new one has a 20,000# winch mounted on the front.

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    Ya'll have some good lookin trucks, i like that old duece-in-half. Sounds like you got some real good, hardworkin volunteers where your at
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    http://www.ellingtonfire.org/images/trucks/f143.jpg
    We got a used 1986 "Humvee" at auction and converted it into our forestry. It can double as a medical first responder vehicle if our other service vehicles are busy.

    The hummer is a good forestry, though I wish it had a bigger tank. We also use it when we pluck parachuters out of trees in the boonies.

    250 GPM Hale Pump
    200 gallon water tank
    600' 1 1/2" hose
    2 preconnected attack lines
    8 backpack pumps
    assorted forestry hand tools and saws
    Rescue rope
    medical supplies
    Stokes basket

    I'll try to find more pictures of the truck and compartments for ya.

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    mojo,
    That is one very cool brush truck. I hate to be nosey but what kind of price was used to get it operational? Just curious.

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    Back in 1980, we rebuilt a old Army Dodge Power Wagon into a brush truck. It had a 250 gallon tank, a portable honda pump, 8 indian cans, and an array of tools and hoses. Don't know the exact cost though:

    http://www.broadbrook.org/pics/Apparatus/OldF-139_05-1991.jpg

    I believe Ellington had one very similiar to it, Mojo can verify that.

    We replaced it with a service truck that carries extra forestry tools and indian cans. We got the pick up as army surplus and rebuilt it.
    http://www.broadbrook.org/pics/Apparatus/Service239_02A.jpg


    Our current forestry, is also a hummer but it wasn't an in-house job:
    http://www.broadbrook.org/pics/Apparatus/F-139b.jpg
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    Yup , Adze, we had one of those Power Wagon trucks as our service vehicle. We retired ours about 6 years ago.

    code_blue81, I'll see what info I can get from the committee members. Our hummer is a great truck for the money we paid.

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