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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

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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.
    Pix please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Pix please!

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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Pix please!

    Owner, 1958 FWD Model F-725 750/500.
    I'm pretty sure I posted pictures for you a while back FWD, but I'll put some up again.

    http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9822/47896748.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1OEV View Post
    Wow, that thing looks awesome.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    Dalton's oldest, functioning apparatus is Engine 21 which is a reserve unit that still gets used, though rarely. Engine 21 is a 1968 Pioneer 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.
    That is one pretty truck. Dang I miss LaFrance's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    That is one pretty truck. Dang I miss LaFrance's.
    When I was a kid, if I pictured a fire truck, I pictured an ALF. Beautiful rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    When I was a kid, if I pictured a fire truck, I pictured an ALF. Beautiful rig.
    When I was growing up the only trucks the city owned were LaFrance's, and most of the area VFDs ran with primarily LaFrance's as well.

    My first department owned 3 of them. Unfortuantly, one was a Pioneer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    When I was growing up the only trucks the city owned were LaFrance's, and most of the area VFDs ran with primarily LaFrance's as well.

    My first department owned 3 of them. Unfortuantly, one was a Pioneer.
    Gahh! The Pioneer-- the fly in the ointment, the Khloe to the Kim, the Carson Palmer to the Bengals.
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