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    Arrow New brushtruck ideas

    Looking to find some ideas of where to start with getting information on designing a new bruchtruck for the department. What manufactures etc? Any input would be great.
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    We built our own a year ago but when looking for ideas found Weis and thought they had some good ideas.
    http://www.weisfiresafety.com/fire_trucks.htm

    And
    http://www.wildfiremfg.com/
    http://www.brushtruck.com/recent.asp

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    Check out Danko Emergency Equipment of Snyder NE.

    www.danko.net

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    If you have a state forest fire service, talk to them. Up my way they have grants from the state forest fire service. That will get you some funding, some ideas and maybe some donated equipment they no longer use. You may even be able to get in on a group purchase and bring the price of your unit down. Also you can contact the national forest fire service, I am drawing a blank on the actual name or web link, but I am sure someone else will be along in no time to fill them in.

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    We got a brushtruck donated by Bureau of Land Management fully equipped. They like to have a fire put out at one acre by volunteers instead of letting it get to 1000 acres with their sometimes slow response time due to a lot of fires.

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    Exclamation brush truck

    A department in our county took a chevy 2500 and just put a skid mount pump and tank in the bed so they could use for other things in the winter it is used to plow thietr parking lot

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    Smile Specs for your "Brush Truck"

    We recently speced out a Brush Engine (Type 3, engine..... in California terms). My department went with the U.S. Forest Service specs. due to the fact that they are in our opinion, the best in the business at what they do..... wildland fires. The B.L.M. units that I have seen are pretty much the same specs.

    Just my personal two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekm459
    Looking to find some ideas of where to start with getting information on designing a new bruchtruck for the department. What manufactures etc? Any input would be great.
    Are you wanting a turn key brush or are you planning on buying a pickup/cab & chassis and installing the equipment your self?
    We're not spliting rocket hairs here people!

    Training is like building a pyramid, if you want it to last, you don't built it pointy side down!

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    www.flinthillsfire.com

    Call Mark at 316-204-9639

    All employees at his shop are experienced firefighters for fight ALOT of Kansas Prairie brush fires.
    I have but one ambition in life and that is to become a firefighter.

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