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    Anyone using the E-One Super Lynx on a Ford F550 with a 750gpm or more pump?

    We are specing a brush/mini pumper on an F550 chassis and someone saw where these were used up North to draft also. This truck would be used the same. Primarily for brush truck, but also to act as a source pumper for rural water supply.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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    Why would you go with a 550 and a 750 or larger pump for a breaker? Kinda big to start jumpin' the fire lanes with it. If it is used a breaker most of the time make it as light and short as possible.
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    Spencer,We've got one.What do you want to know? Don't plan on doing any real offroading with one,not enough ground clearance.Ours is 550 4x4 1000gpm with a 350 tank and class A foam system.Works great as a tanker loader. T.C.

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    We have one. It is a 03 model with a 750gpm pump and 240 tank. It is 4-wheel drive. F-550 chassis Does not have good ground clearance. However we use it for quick response for MVA's and such. It does well for us.

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    Question 1000gpm pump

    rescue101...what manufacturer did you go through for yours? We have checked with Alexis but would like to find at least one other option. Sounds like you have exactly what we want...4X4 with 1000gpm pump. We are hoping for a rear mount pump. What are the rest of the specs on your truck? You can email me direct if you'd like...TimCollins42@aol.com.

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    CaptainS,

    We need a brush truck primarily. The brush fires we get are mostly field or off dirt roads and line is stretched from the road to them. Rarely do we take the vehicle off some type of road. The real reason for getting a mini-pumper instead of a larger vehicle (like CDf spec brush trucks) is because many of these roads are tight due to overhanging trees and brush.

    Our second goal is to have a truck that could use the river system (three rivers in small district) to fill tankers. This truck could get down the small roads/driveways that lead to the rivers and draft to fill the tankers.

    Rescue101 & Flochief,

    It sounds like you had the same idea. What I am wondering is (from Rescue101, Flochief, or anyone else for that matter):

    How long have you had yours?
    Do you like it?
    What would you change?
    What would you keep?
    Would you do it over again or would you go for a bigger chassis?
    Have you had any maintenance/training/other problems?

    Thanks for the help.

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    We have one. It is on a standard cab (2 door) Ford F550 chassis with an E-One Super Lynx body setup powered by diesel engine and automatic transmission, 4 wheel drive, 750GPM pump, 300 gallon booster tank, 10 gallons "A" foam, 20 gallons "B" foam, Foam Pro foam system, seperate diesel engine for pump and roll capabilities, true hose bed for supply line storage, 3 compartments per side & 1 rear compartment, 2 1-3/4" crosslays and 1 rear 2" pre-connect. All in all, it has been a very good rig. I mean very good for what we needed it for and how it is used.

    What would we change: Nothing major
    What would we do different: Nothing major
    How was training to do: Easy with no major issues
    Would we get a bigger chassis: It would defeat the purpose if we did
    Major problems: Moderate oil leak from chassis engine that
    Ford corrected. Common for this chassis we
    were told

    And we are planning on buying a twin to it next budget year with no major changes.
    Last edited by STATION2; 08-27-2005 at 01:34 PM.
    Stay low and move it in.

    Be safe.


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    Here is a photo of it. Stafford Squad 2:
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    Stay low and move it in.

    Be safe.


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    Hey Station2,

    Is there any way I could get the specs/drawings for that unit or the name of the saleperson & number of the salesperson so I could get the info?

    This looks like just what we are looking for.

    Are you in Stafford, VA? If so, I would like to see about coming up and seeing it.

    I can be reached at wpvfr@yahoo.com.

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    Sorry, not in Virginia. We are in Stafford, Texas which is on the SW side of Houston although your more than welcome to come look at it in person, LOL. As for the salesperson, it was sold through the E-One dealer at the time in the area, Fire Apparatus Specialists in the City of South Houston. The new E-One dealer is Dooley Tackaberry as of about 4 or 5 months ago. They, or E-One, could get you the specs. I'll try to get the R.O. number for you and get you pointed in the right direction.
    Stay low and move it in.

    Be safe.


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    Dellroy,The unit is an E-one purchased to replace a unit(FMC) that froze up when the furnace failed during a stretch of -30 to -40F weather with wind over a two day weekend. These are unmanned stations and the station was checked at 7PM Fri.warm and normal. By 1PM Sun the truck was completely frozen and ruined.1000 gal of water and the pump were frozen solid and in pieces.But it was a short pumper and after months of serching for a replacement,Greenwood Fire apparatus found us this Lynx.And it made a very good match for what we wanted the truck to do.Mid mount pump on this one.A few minor issues,all resolved,we're quite happy with the rig. As I said before these are NOT off road rigs.Oh,they'll do a little better than your average pumper but are no match for military if you really want to go cross country.Country roads,dirt/camp roads are no problem. Look UNDER any 550 you'll see what I mean.But these little rigs get down the road real nice and with a Class A pod on them will put out a lot of fire. T.C.

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