Mglax13, that is a beautiful rig!
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09-16-2007, 11:12 PM #121
09-16-2007, 11:32 PM #122
I love it. It's a little tough to drive, but once you get used to it, it's great.
We had that rig in services back in the day, then we sold it. In the mid 80's, we decided we wanted it back, did a little research and found it sitting in a field, all rusted and such.
A little TLC and alot of man hours and elbow grease and this was the end result.MFD Truck 2
The Workhorse Company
09-17-2007, 12:18 AM #123
Truck 32-4 - 1985 LTI Refurbished in 2004
109 Foot LadderFirefighter for Vestal 32-2
American Red Cross Volunteer
08-19-2008, 12:18 AM #124
this is a 1979 oren/duplex pumper it previouslly belonged to baltimore county maryland where it was rolled and damaged the right side. It was purchased by me dept in late 1990 and was repaired and has been on active duty since
08-21-2008, 01:22 AM #125
1981 Mack pumper. I wish Mack still made engines. We have had e-0ne, Seagrave, KME, Pierce, and Ferarra. Nothing compares in simplicity and reliability to a Mack, especially the CF and Mack Aerialscopes,
08-21-2008, 10:27 AM #126
1990 Ford Pumper
Everything else is from 2000 and newer.www.firehall.com - check it out
09-01-2008, 12:12 AM #127
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Carter Lake, Iowa
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)
09-02-2008, 03:37 PM #128
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- Jul 2007
- Windsor, MA
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.
03-01-2010, 12:30 AM #129
1975 Snorkel. She's a real special old girl....not refurbished either.
03-01-2010, 12:58 AM #130Our 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.
Last edited by CaptainGonzo; 03-01-2010 at 07:50 AM."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
03-01-2010, 01:13 AM #131
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.
03-01-2010, 05:09 AM #132
- Join Date
- Jul 2001
- Not the end of the earth but I can see it from here...
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)Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
"I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
— C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"
03-01-2010, 08:24 AM #133
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.Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.
Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.
03-01-2010, 08:27 AM #134
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- Apr 2004
- Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
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.
03-01-2010, 10:34 AM #135"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
--General James Mattis, USMC
03-01-2010, 02:05 PM #136
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
03-01-2010, 04:22 PM #137
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- Jan 2010
- Clarkstown, PA
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.
03-01-2010, 04:39 PM #138
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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03-01-2010, 09:57 PM #139
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- Jun 2005
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.
03-02-2010, 03:12 AM #140Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
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