I'll second the Motion............:)
1976 White tanker,the old girl holds 2500 gallons has a 290 Cummins, 13 speed and two speed Eaton rears with differential air lock. We got it from the Forest Service and she isn't very pretty, but it is more faithful than the Postal Service. The most wonderful sound you ever heard is the turbo on the old girl whistling away at three in the morning as you are standing in 10 inches of wet sloppy new snow almost out of water. PRICELESS.
I know it says "still in service", but this one was just taken out of service last year. 68 Boyer/International, 400gallon tank/500gpm, 4x4. Was 1st out on everything from 68 to 72, then rescue till 78, then mostly brush fires. A true beast and creampuff to drive. Wish I had a newer picture on my thumb drive.
Dalton's oldest, functioning apparatus is Engine 21 which is a reserve unit that still gets used, though rarely. Engine 21 is a 1968 900 series ALF. THe old girl has the old burgundy ALF paint, gum drop on the cab, the good ole trusty federal Q with the beautiful traditional bell opposite, a detroit motor and a pain in the @$$ manual that you have to drive like you hate it. The thing is so contankerous that if you let the RPM's drop too low while in first gear and trying to climb a hill the motor will actually run backwards. Looks like a landing craft hitting the beach with a smoke screen, haha. Learned how to pump on that old thing.
My favorite is the 1976 ALF Century reserve Engine 11. That old girl will still outpump most newer apparatus, especially the three late 80's to 90's E-one Hush pumpers Dalton has, those things are garbage.
The Edsel, the McDLT, the new Coke!
Ours is a 1988 GMC TopKick EEI Pumper tanker. It is still our second out tanker and third pumper. We are fixing to replace a 1972 American Lafrance AeroChief with a new Ladder truck. But it won't pass aerial testing so I'm not listing it.
Correction on my earlier ALF post, Engine 21 is a 900 Series ALF from 1968, not a Pioneer.
1968 Chevy with a 100gpm irrigation pump, and a hole in the gas tank
His name is Wyatt... He's a 1939 model... :)
On a side note, the engine below is one that Cohutta bought from Whitfield County, Engine 3 on the right. Is the same model of apparatus that was my very first exposure to a fire department while in elementary school. I remember they would come by and demo stop, drop, and roll, they even had a dalmation we could pet. They would end the day by handing out plastic helmets, badge stickers, education material to take home to mom and dad, and Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies. That is when I first decided it was the firefighter's life for me. For now I'm on a detour in the military, but hopefully back in the firehouse after June, 2012.
Our oldest machine is a 1979 American LaFrance 1250 gpm pumper. Still runs, pumps and looks great. It makes a fine parade truck, but can still pump to specs.
Why all the "hate" for the pioneer ?
1965 Chevy Seagrave. 750gpm/500gal tank. still in service and runs with our 88 spartan. we also have a 1950 mack that is out of service
Our oldest (of 3) is the tanker - chassis is a 1998 Freightliner FL80, body by Metalfab with a 425 Hale PTO pump and a 1500 IG tank. Seats 2. Chassis was bought in 2004 and the body built then.