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    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.

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    Correction on my earlier ALF post, Engine 21 is a 900 Series ALF from 1968, not a Pioneer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIRE117 View Post
    1968 IHC 1800 Loadstar Chassis with a 500 GPM Barton-American pump and 500 gallon water tank.

    Built like a B-52 and runs great. You can work these Internationals like a dog and they still keep going!
    We had three of those old GMC's at Cohutta where I first volunteered back in 1995-1997. One was an enigne and the other two were tankers, all three were '60s GMC Loadstar chassis with ALF bodies and pumps.

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    1968 Chevy with a 100gpm irrigation pump, and a hole in the gas tank

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    His name is Wyatt... He's a 1939 model...

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    We had three of those old GMC's at Cohutta where I first volunteered back in 1995-1997. One was an enigne and the other two were tankers, all three were '60s GMC Loadstar chassis with ALF bodies and pumps.
    Just a note: Are you sure it was a GMC Loadstar?

    Internationals had Loadstar chassis. GMC did not. Maybe the GMC chassis were C60's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIRE117 View Post
    Just a note: Are you sure it was a GMC Loadstar?

    Internationals had Loadstar chassis. GMC did not. Maybe the GMC chassis were C60's?
    Haha, I'm an idiot, yes they were Internationals. Thank you for the correction, can't believe I forgot those things were Internationals. Those were the first apparatus I was exposed to as a firefighter. I even remember how those old gas engines smelled when they'd crank them up. I wish I could dig up some pictures of them. They were twin tankers that Cohutta had bought off of the Whitfield County VFD long before I joined up in the '90s.

    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.
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    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.
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    Why all the "hate" for the pioneer ?
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Why all the "hate" for the pioneer ?


    Because they were the Second Ugliest Fire Apparatus ever built??..........
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Because they were the Second Ugliest Fire Apparatus ever built??..........
    We are gonna have to disagree about 2nd ugliest - heres my vote for #1Name:  e5grapevillepa.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    We are gonna have to disagree about 2nd ugliest - heres my vote for #1Attachment 21665
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    We are gonna have to disagree about 2nd ugliest - heres my vote for #1Attachment 21665
    That is awesome!

    Gotta admit, thought I've seen them all... never saw that kind before.
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    check out how the doors swing - suicide type.
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    A 1983 slope-sided Braun ambulance... Not sure why they did away with the slope sided design.. It's been one of the most reliable units in the fleet!

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    Not totally on topic, but I just ran across this picture whilst searching for others in the "picture drawer."

    I was only peripherally involved with them, but the contractor operated FD on the Pacific Island I was on in 71-72 was all but a collection of antiques. I'd almost bet all of them are still on the island 40 years later. Doubtful they're running, though.

    Three O11B's, a 530B, and a commercial chassis of unknown heritage (corrections accepted). The pickup had an Ansul "Twin Agent" skid unit.

    Oh, and that's the fire station in the background...
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    Heck our newest truck is a 1988 International dump truck converted to a quick attack. Then a 1987 Ford pumper tanker, and finally a 1952 Dodge M37 brush truck.

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