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    1990 Ford Pumper
    Everything else is from 2000 and newer.
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    We have a 1976 ford pumper with a completly open bench seat behind the cab. Someday we will get a new pumper (come on AFG grant)

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    Our 3rd engine is a 1959 FWD Farrar with 750 in the tank and a 750gpm pump to match. We still use it regularly and pumps like new. I also has 4WD, but no synchromesh or power steering, which make it lots of fun to drive.
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    1975 Snorkel. She's a real special old girl....not refurbished either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Posted on March 7, 2002 by "moi"
    Our oldest piece of in service apparatus is Engine 4...a 1979 E-One built on a Ford C-8000 chassis. It was originally placed into service as Engine 1 and was painted chrome yellow.

    Engine 4 is a reserve piece. The paint scheme is now white over red.
    This is now changed. The old Engine 4 has been retired and traded in. The "new" Engine 4 is a 1988 E-One Ford built on a C-8000 chassis with a enclosed "doghouse" crew cab that ran as Engine 3 from 1988 to 2000.
    Another change... Engine 5 is the oldest in the fleet. It is a 1992 International/Central States 1250 gpm pump/750 gallon tank/30 gallon foam tank. It was formerly Engine 1.
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    We just sold our '37 Ford Darley.

    So currently our oldest rig is a '74 Mack CF. I love that truck, more than any other truck we have, including our '05 HME-Ahrens Fox rescue pumper. The CF just screams firetruck to me.

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    Our oldest is a 1970 Darley on a Ford chassis. Funniest part about it is teaching new guys to drive it. They "think" they know how to drive a standard transmission. Usually end up doing a good deal of cussing after their first drive in it (it takes some experience)
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    The Chevy pickup (purchased used to carry 2000' of 2.5" hose and tow a trailer mounted pump) is circa 1974. Since we took the hose off it and use it more as a utility it goes out a little more, but it's in the back row.

    More likely to go out is the tanker we built on a used 1984 IH chassis (it still has a dent in the roof from the reefer), but we're discussing getting rid of that. It's a bear to shift. Those that can whiz through the gears, those that can't don't even try.

    Our engine in a 1992 IH/KME.

    The 1932 Sanford 3N "Cub" spends most of it's time in storage, making occasional appearances for parades and special events. We'd like to get it out more, but the interest isn't there.
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    My full-time department's oldest is a 1991 Ferrera Tanker. It it being refurbished this year as it is still in very good shape.

    The department next door that I volunteer for has a 1967 Mack engine, currently functioning as a reserve piece. We are planning to retire it within the next 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
    We just sold our '37 Ford Darley.

    So currently our oldest rig is a '74 Mack CF. I love that truck, more than any other truck we have, including our '05 HME-Ahrens Fox rescue pumper. The CF just screams firetruck to me.
    Yeah, the CF is one of two trucks that, as a kid, I thought of when I thought "fire engine". The other is the ALF. I didn't know what they were called, of course, but I knew what they looked like.
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    Our oldest is a 1979 Ford 9000 pumper. its replacement will be here in april, a 2010 spartin . So that would then make our oldest a 1989 Ford engine

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    1989 Pemfab/E-One Engine 1000 gal. tank/1000 pump(estimate). Runs mostly 2nd due but is first for chimney fires. Still runs and pumps like a champ sounds like a beast too.

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    1964 Ford 800 gallon tanker. Followed by a 1979 Chevy 1250 tanker, refurbed in 99, going to get a new chassis. We also have a 1981 Ford Tanker. The 1964 and 1981 are going to be replaced in the coming months, within 6 or so. Oldest engine is a 1997 Ford L8000 with 1000/1000.
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    Our oldest Engine is a 1911 Knox Combination Chemical and Hose Wagon, the first motorized fire engine purchased by the City of Lexington. It is still on the vehicle list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    Our oldest is a 1974 Ford L8000, our Engine 3. It was refirbed in 1999. Biggest, most glorious piece of crap we got.

    The only cool thing about it is that it will be going down the road soon.
    We still have this POS and there still isn't any plans for this to go down the road any time soon, I am sorry to say. At least it is downgraded to "reserve" status and rarely goes out the door.
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    our oldest truck that is still in service is a 1992 KME/international pumper/tanker. holds 1000 gallons. its mainly our brush fire tanker

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    1968 IHC 1800 Loadstar Chassis with a 500 GPM Barton-American pump and 750 gallon water tank.

    Built like a B-52 and runs great. You can work these Internationals like a dog and they still keep going!
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    Our oldest apparatus is a 1988 Mack tanker built by Maxim. We had this rig built on an '86 mack logging chassis and maxim was kind enough to slap on a beastly 4000 gal tank. Now with baffles and all that good stuff she holds 3750 gal with a 500gpm pump. Originally specked to be a first due pumper/tanker it does hold a full pumper compliment of ground ladders, 2x 1 3/4 preconnects and a 2.5in preconnect. click the link and go to apparatus and click tanker 68

    http://trfd.com/html/apparatus.html

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    We have a 4-wheeled hose carriage built by the Silsby company from central New York in 1887. The hose is new, but everything else on the nickle plated, gold leafedbeauty is original. It went through a restoration program in the early 90's for our company's 100th anniversery.
    There is room for 4 men on the tongue for steering, and a spooled rope to make room for the men to pull it to a fire scene. It only comes out for parades now.

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    1) 1977 Ford Sailsbury 1500 gallon tanker with aircraft refuler pump (c'mon AFG)! (original owner)

    2) 1976 Ford Pierce 1000/1000 pumper (donated from another FD)

    3) 1979 Ford E-One walk in rescue (purchased used from another FD)

    4) 2002 GMC Central States 1250/1000 pumper (original owner)

    All first line apparatus... Takes us nearly 30 years to save up enough to buy a new piece!

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    Artisan Fire co still uses a 1965 Chevy truck with a 750gpm seagrave pump

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    We have a 67 2 1/2 duece military 6x6 brush truck with 750 gallon tank and 125 portable pump with foampro1600 on it. We have had it for 13 yrs and been a great work horse for us

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    1959 International FWD 750/750 engine.

    This truck serves as a water supply truck as well as a brush fire engine. Full time 4WD and aggressive tires will get this truck over some pretty rough terrain. You just have to be able to drive a non-synchro transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1OEV View Post
    1959 International FWD 750/750 engine.

    This truck serves as a water supply truck as well as a brush fire engine. Full time 4WD and aggressive tires will get this truck over some pretty rough terrain. You just have to be able to drive a non-synchro transmission.
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