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    Default What cool paint jobs have you seen on fire trucks

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    I've always liked Clearwater's


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    Sycamore Townships trucks.

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    Here is a brush unit we had refurbished last year.


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    those orange ones look kinda sweet.

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    I've always liked Clearwater's
    It a nice color, but it fades REAL bad. The newest engines only have the orange on the cab, the rest is white and the new ALS rigs and DC cars are all white with orange stipes.
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    Also check out www.youngstownfire.om. They have an "apparatus color" page on the forums. Pretty large listing.
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    Originally posted by Dave1983
    Also check out www.youngstownfire.om. They have an "apparatus color" page on the forums. Pretty large listing.
    To bad the site is down right now, I was going to put that link but found out, it should be back online they say maybe tomorrow.
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    Maybe not the coolest paint job, but definately a cool truck!


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    I have to say I do love Sycamores rigs.

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    That is the first good shots of a transporting engine yet...question though it looks like the cab only seats 2??? Tell me I'm wrong.
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    Originally posted by stcommodore
    That is the first good shots of a transporting engine yet...question though it looks like the cab only seats 2??? Tell me I'm wrong.
    Yes their engines only carry four people, the driver, officer, and 2 firefighters. Its been rumored that when they get a new truck it will not have transport abilities. Station 92 operates with 7 firefighters per shift and 93 operates 5 per shift. Also if there is a strcture fire the squad members will abandon there squad and take the quint depending if the other station takes there squad or not, if its like that there sqaud also has SCBA's and they carry there gear also in the squad.
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    I don't really like the idea of a transporting fire truck but people have to do what they have to do. What I wonder is if they make it with a 3 or 4 FF cab. To me 2 just adds to much trouble then its worth in getting another medic in service. But thanks for the pics!
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    Arrow Colors

    The Fire Apparatus Color Dictionary on the Youngstown Fire Message Board has 100's of photos showing apparatus in a variety of paint schemes. You can visit the Color Dictionary at:

    Youngstown Fire Message Board - Fire Apparatus Color Dictionary

    Also, there are additional photos of Sycamore transport engines on the YFD Message Board at: Seagrave Transport Engines. There is also a picture of the Groveville, New Jersey transport pumper.

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    Broughton, PA. Outside of Pittsburgh. All of their trucks are the same color scheme, and they run a mostly Sutphen fleet. It's different, but not too off the wall. Very nice scheme. Had the pleasure of looking around it when our engine was in the garage with it.

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    Default Lov'in the graphics!

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    Default Love the graphics 3!

    Third....the safety striping on the back is awesome and should be on everything!
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    Hey - isn't there a Timberwolf doing the Techdrive thing as well?

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    This is one of my favorites...in honor of the unmitigated stones some guy had when he brought this up at a meeting...
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    No the Timberwolf will not be with the Tech drive. Contact your local dealer, there is a new Timberwolf Demo on the streets.

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    That is **SO** weird, as I'm sure that they were actually prepping a chassis for the T-Wolf body and the build sheet on the windshield mentioned Tech demo or something like that. Maybe I was just going nuts, as we had been talking specs all morning.

    Either way, I'm very impressed by the General product line, though we're having a real hard time with the Central line and some of the stuff we're seeing. Not sure of whose badge our next engine will be wearing.
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    npfd what do you mean about the Central Line. What are you seeing that you dont like?
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    Hard to put a finger on it exactly. I think the Central way of doing things is to draw a print and make it look like the way the customer wants it, then worry about the engineering realities later. General seemed to provide a realistic drawing from the start, and knew immediately if what we wanted was possible.

    The last drawings from Central show a large portion at the rear of the tank that appears to be unsupported, a rear tank fill that will run smack through a compartment exactly where we intended to put a generator, etc, I'm not slamming Central in any way, but I suppose we're just more accustomed to General's and Alexis' drawings that seem to be cleaner and better thought out. I think if we continually push to have the truck done our way, it'll get there. I just don't see it being as easy as with Alexis or General.

    I'll say this much for Central States, the price is right. Rockford, IL just took delivery of four of their units, and I'm pretty confident that the way they run their rigs and how well they hold up will be a big factor in what we think of Central as we progress through our specification process.

    If General would just come down halfway between Central's pricing and General's initial pricing, there would be no question as to what nameplate would be on our next engine. Alexis just happens to slot right in the middle as well.

    Crisb - do you run Central products? Sell them? If you run their stuff, I would love to pick your brain. I'd love to talk with you even if you sell it.
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