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    After a few months of busy research our department has decided to take our old large rescue vehicle and make a smaller air/cascade truck with seasonal rescue equipment on it. We are looking at a 4300 international chassis due to PTO that drives the compressor , PTO generator minumum 20K unit needed.And a 11-12' stainless body.

    Who would you recommend to build such a small unit, cost is a factor, and builder must supply air system and all air system equipment, fill station, bottles etc.

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    Check out Marion. Their specialty is building squads. Our International 4400 was built in 1998 and it is the most flawless vehicle we have ever owned.

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    EVI built my FD a nice medium duty rescue with air system back in '02. Its been a good rig.

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    Did you see the SVI at the Springfield show? they had a nice small air/light unit. We looked hard at SVI a few years ago but our budget limited us to something far less and it shows. SVI had what we felt to be the best built rescue body. My 2 sense anyway.

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    Oh ya if you didn't see it the price was I believe $199,900 and it everything you listed and the some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAFTMASTER30 View Post
    After a few months of busy research our department has decided to take our old large rescue vehicle and make a smaller air/cascade truck with seasonal rescue equipment on it. We are looking at a 4300 international chassis due to PTO that drives the compressor , PTO generator minumum 20K unit needed.And a 11-12' stainless body.

    Who would you recommend to build such a small unit, cost is a factor, and builder must supply air system and all air system equipment, fill station, bottles etc.

    There are numerous firms capable , what part of the country are you in????
    That will give us an idea on who to recommend.

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    Check Rescue 1, a division of PL Custom (http://plcustom.com/)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asst48 View Post
    Check Rescue 1, a division of PL Custom (http://plcustom.com/)
    I concure, best rescue in the industry.

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    Default pl custom

    Agreed. We just took posession of a brand new R1 Heavy Rescue, and it is gorgeous.

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    BG Fire in Elgin ND, they build some nice trucks, inexpensive too if i remember correctly.

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    Check out Hackney - They build a very nice air/light unit for a good price. Plus their delivery is very good-6-7 mos.!!!

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