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    Default Darley poly body and autocafs

    I DO NOT WANT ANY MINE IS BIGER THAN YOURS!

    Just honest opinos on the darley trucks.

    what do myou think of the POLYbody?

    Alum and Stainless bodies

    the autocafs system

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    here's some pics of our 2004 Darley Rescue Pumper

    Had some minor issues but so far so good

    http://www.willingtonfire.org/r113.html

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    Default No one else has one

    No one else has a Darley truck, or do you just not like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano8696
    here's some pics of our 2004 Darley Rescue Pumper

    Had some minor issues but so far so good

    http://www.willingtonfire.org/r113.html

    Holy front bumper batman!!! Whats the length of that bumper extension??

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    We are currently talking to apparatus manufactirers and Darley was just here. I have comments but not bashing.

    We knew we wanted a stainless body, we knew we didn't want CAFs. We knew we wanted a big pump and a big tank and a Class A foam system.

    The salesman pushed hard the poly body and the CAFs. He danced around telling us that the way we fought fire was out of style. We hit hard with big water and class A foam. In order to get CAFs, if we wanted it, we had to give up other things more important to us, and frankly we didn't want CAFs. He wanted to sell us what he wanted to sell and not what we wanted. We made it clear that wasn't what WE wanted and eventually it came around to talking about that.

    Salesmen sell things, that is their job. YOU need to know what YOU want and tell them to build what YOU want or YOU will look elsewhere. If you want a poly body I believe Darley is the leader in that. If you want CAFs they are one of the leaders in that. But make them build what you want and not what gives them more commission.

    I will tell you speccing the first brand new truck for this department in 13 years has been an eye opening experience.

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    Dont you just love it when a salesman comes in and tells you your way is wrong, you're old fashioned, and basically insults your whole way of doing things? And they wonder why you won't give them the time of day?

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    npfd01...

    Exactly.

    I do appreciate them giving you options. Discussing new technologies with you. But when you make it clear that you aren;t interested...LET IT GO.

    By the way, we had another apparatus dealer in that told us if we were bidding the truck they weren't interested and probably wouldn't even do a quote. Guess what...he's no longer in the running.

    You have to be prepared for these guys. It's that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano8696
    here's some pics of our 2004 Darley Rescue Pumper

    Had some minor issues but so far so good

    http://www.willingtonfire.org/r113.html
    Very impressive truck... some interesting design features on it. Nice work.

    Do you mind sharing the price tag?
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    What is the difference between Autocafs and Cafs?

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    hey guys... i will find out the exact price tag tommorow.. if you guys have any questions feel free to send me an email dolszanski@willingtonfire.org

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    Price was $350,000.00

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    Did that $350K price come equipped?

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    350k was jast for the truck itself,

    http://www.willingtonfire.org/r113.html

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    We purchased two Darley Pumpers within the last year. Both have the poly body configuration. Be very careful with specifications. If you want a 750 gallon tank, make sure they build it with a 750 gallon tank. Do not allow them to baffle the tank. We had this problem, and have faught minor leaks ever since, even after repairs.

    Also make sure you spec reinforcement on all shelves. If not they will sag.

    As far as the AutoCAFS system, the only problem is training. You need to train your people how to use it, and make sure they show proficiency. Why?, because if not they will have problems with it, and they will blame the truck.

    I think Darley makes a good product and will stand behind any problems.

    Hope this helps

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    Isnt the tank and the body one piece on the Darley's?

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    It is, but when we specified a 750 gallon tank, they made it 1000 gallons. Due to weight considerations, we had to have them put a seperation in the tank to size it down.

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