Hi all. We run all E-ones. We seem to have a tremendous amount of problems with them. Our Admin. is starting to audit this at our request to see if it is an E-one thing or if we should expect this with any manufacturer. As for our Dept., we run 7 stations, 8 companies. 7000+ calls a year. Here's a run down of some of the things we've experienced:
New quint: Turbo shelled. Got that fixed, drive shaft fell out and knocked a hole in the transmission. All within a few weeks of being in service.
New engine: Multiple electrical issues. Transmission switches to neutral while driving for no reason. Have to shut off and restart to get going again. AC problems. All within a few weeks of going in service.
1998 Quint: Multiple problems over the years. Caught on fire in the station the other day.
1996 quint: Has had 5 transmissions. Currently occasionally won't go in gear and have to restart to go
2002 engine: Had pump fail on a couple different fires due to electrical problems. Multiple other electrical issues.
1999 quint: Electrical short in the dash driving down the road a few years back filled with smoke.
On all our rigs: Multiple electrical problems, AC problems, frequent break downs. Various broken springs.
Several of our rigs short when it rains, sirens turn on by themselves, etc.
We have an E-one dealer and service center in our City, which has led to the switch to these. Just curious what other Dept.'s experience with these and if it's just E-one. We sure seem to have a ton of problems. Thanks.