Thread: Mack Cf fire trucks
07-16-2002, 07:25 AM #1
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Mack Cf fire trucks
I feel that Mack made a big mistake when they stoped buildind them. If there is any body that feels the same way PLEASE let me know. Also if you know of any good web sites for this let me know
07-16-2002, 06:46 PM #2
our department runs a 77 mack cf
it is still the best looking in the house
07-17-2002, 05:24 PM #3
We have 2 former FDNY CF's, a tower and a rescue.
Visit our web site to view them.
The only problem I have with them is the close quarters in the jump seats. It's really hard to get your pack on in the tight squeeze. but they drive great and it's easy to recognize a Maxidyne engine by the blue smoke.Steve Dragon
FFII, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Appartus Driver Operator Certified
Volunteers are never "off duty".
07-19-2002, 08:20 AM #4
07-23-2002, 02:49 AM #5
the YFD site went down Saturday and hasn't been revived at this point! It should be up and running soon.
08-13-2002, 07:26 PM #6
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- Youngstown, OH
The youngstownfire.com message board have once again been revived. We're still looking for contributors so if you have an odd fire engine that's not your everyday truck, drop a post and a pic about it! See you there!Greg Ricker
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
youngstownfire.com forums @ www.yngfire.com
08-13-2002, 07:36 PM #7
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Mack did make a mistake ending the Cf chassis. We run a '75 CF engine and it still gets the job done. My town has two other companies with CF Macks. One comany has a '74 engine and the other has a '75 engine and an '82 Aerialscope ( Former FDNY). The only problem with the mid 70's Macks is RUST. Each engine has been refurbed at least once. The rust just keeps coming back. But the powertrains and the Waterous pumps are extremely reliable. If Mack would make an updated version of the CF, they'd sell like crazy.
08-13-2002, 11:48 PM #8
I absolutely aggree, we had a 1973 Mack CF and it was my favorate apparatus to opperate. The City opted to farm it out and now we have an E-one that is a Piece of S*&t. But oh well, I am still saddened that our Mack is gone.Front line since 1983 and still going strong
04-10-2003, 03:06 AM #9
If you visit the Apparatus dictionary of the YFD site, there is a topic with many photos of CF Mack apparatus. There is also anoth topic showing Mack Aerialscopes!
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04-10-2003, 10:54 AM #10The only problem with the mid 70's Macks is RUST. But the powertrains and the Waterous pumps are extremely reliable."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
04-10-2003, 12:38 PM #11
We just got rid of our last Mack CF over in Blue Hills. That truck was great. Even though it was a spare towards the end of its career, it was definately still a work horse. It is now up in New Braintree, MA as a spare.
Vernon, CT, had a Mack CF tower from FDNY. That truck is getting replaced by a new E-One. They did their final inspection but I am not sure if it has been delivered yet.IACOJ Agitator
Fightin' Da Man Since '78!
04-14-2003, 06:58 AM #12
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We still run a 72 Mack CF(actually the 1,000 diesel powered Mack fire truck ever built) We have I believe a 75, and the engine I am on is a 77 Mack CF 600. I love that truck. Most of the time it is the first truck out the door. We also have a mid 80's FMC ladder, and a mid 90's Peterbilt, which also runs alot of our calls.Proud to be IACOJ Illinois Chapter--Deemed "Crustworthy" Jan, 2003
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