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    I have been hearing rumors that Phoenix has ordered American Lafrance pumpers recently. Is this true? If it is, will they be similar to their past Saulsbury pumpers..ie: rear mount pumps, etc.


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    How is the rear-mount pump set up? Where is the pump panel?

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    What are the advantages to having a rear-mount pump?

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    The last Phoenix pumpers I saw had pumps mounted on the tail-end with the pump panel, I believe, was on the driver's side rear of the unit.

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    Downtownheat the short answer to your question is it gets us into a shorter wheelbase engine.We have been running one for 7 years now and it serves us well. Wheelbase is 165" and the overall truck is 31' 6".It also puts the pump operator to complete his connections at the panel.We also have a transverse panel but we felt the pump operator was getting lazy.There has been no problems with our unit and we will be specing out an new one within the next few years.When we first went out to find out who would could build it, few dealers wanted to try in our area.Now one department used our specs and modified to work for them and they have been running two units of their own.Click on the link to see pictures.Colwood Fire Rescue

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    Thumbs up PHX ALF MID-ENGINE ORDER

    PFD ordered 56 new mid-engine ALF Eagle series.They'll have 500 UPF tanks, 1250 single stage Hale rear mount pumps,40/40 foam tanks,Pnuemax CAFS,stainless bodies(welded),CAT 455hp engines,raised roofs and will take delivery in july or august.
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    The reason for rear-mount on mid-engines (E-ONE SAULSBURY and ALF)is for better balance of the load.The reasons for mid-engine are for less noise and heat in the cab and more room for ALS gear in the cab where it will be climate controlled.

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