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    Default unimogs,brushtrucks.

    do you use "unimog "as brushtrucks,like we do in France?here is a link to see a little video about unimog:

    http://videos.tf1.fr/video/sport/aut...pompiers-.html

    the tv report is in french but it could be interesting.this is a nice brushtruck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfireball View Post
    do you use "unimog "as brushtrucks,like we do in France?here is a link to see a little video about unimog:

    http://videos.tf1.fr/video/sport/aut...pompiers-.html

    the tv report is in french but it could be interesting.this is a nice brushtruck.
    A few departments use them here, but they are pretty expensive on this side of the pond, and our domestic truck builders build enough platforms to choose from to meet most needs. The Unimog is a great truck though. But more importantly, got any more video of that hot female news anchor?
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    Unimogs are no longer available in the U.S. due to emissions requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF4020 View Post
    Unimogs are no longer available in the U.S. due to emissions requirements.
    http://www.freightliner.com/brands/unimog-trucks.aspx
    The smaller Unimogs are available to the public and municipalites can get the larger ones without much trouble.
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    "do you use "unimog "as brushtrucks,like we do in France?here is a link to see a little video about unimog:"

    We have a department in our county that has a brush truck on an Ottawa-Brimont, a name that you may be familar with. There aren't many places that it can't go.

    Stay safe out there, everyone goes home!
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    Here's a link to the LaFrance Unimog
    http://www.americanlafrance.com/inte...057&p=1029&s=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    A few departments use them here, but they are pretty expensive on this side of the pond, and our domestic truck builders build enough platforms to choose from to meet most needs. The Unimog is a great truck though. But more importantly, got any more video of that hot female news anchor?

    here it is expensive too but very useful in case od wildland fires.the guys love them.concerning the videos,i will look for some more.if i find other videos,i will post it.i promise.

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    Well, so much for staying on topic! Dennis the Menace is "in heat".

    Yes Frenchfireball, they are a lovely machine, did you see the US Unimog in
    Feuherwher Magazine last month?

    UNIMOGS will be available again in the US in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBaronl32 View Post
    Well, so much for staying on topic! Dennis the Menace is "in heat".

    Yes Frenchfireball, they are a lovely machine, did you see the US Unimog in
    Feuherwher Magazine last month?

    UNIMOGS will be available again in the US in 2010.
    no i did not see the US unimog in feuherwher magazine,sorry.i read firehouse magazine but not feuherwher magazine.

    but i'm sure the US unimogs look great.
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    another video of the unimog,ccf 6000,used as brushtruck in france:

    http://www.autojournal.fr/index.php?...0893&Itemid=79


    you could see under the truck,very interesting for you guys.and yes,on the video,it is in french but you could see the truck,anyway,lol.
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    thank you for the links,very nice beast.but in france,mercedès trucks are very expensive but it is strong,i mean,their trucks are strong.
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    We will be ordering a wildland/crash unit in the coming weeks, and we looked very hard at the Unimogs early on. Amazing platforms, and for our use it would have been exceptional. In the end, a few things conspired against the chassis:


    1. Unimogs are no longer being imported until the new model comes out in 2010. There is still stock available (and very cheap), but no custom ordering is available. The company decided against engineering the current chassis to accept the new North American 2007 emmissions engines/exhaust, as it is at the end of it's production run.

    2. The current model chassis is at the end of it's run (done in 2009). We did not want to buy a front-line import engine, that would need to last 25+ years, at the end of it's production run. It will just make it that much harder to get parts quickly in 15-20+ years.

    3. Unimog service centers are still few and far between up here. Our nearest is either 4 hours away in Calgary or 6 hours away in Kelowna. FL and IH dealers are located only 1.5 hours away.


    But I was originally sold on the chassis, and was dissappointed that they were not going to stock it any longer. We can't wait until 2010, and then the fire body builders will have to learn to build and configure the new chassis anyways. First run of a new chassis can be problematic.

    I did love the modular design however, and the ability to "plug-an-play" virtually any option you can conceive was very attractive. If you still want to get one, the remaining chassis' are actually selling CHEAPER than the FL's and IH's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell View Post
    We will be ordering a wildland/crash unit in the coming weeks, and we looked very hard at the Unimogs early on. Amazing platforms, and for our use it would have been exceptional. In the end, a few things conspired against the chassis:


    1. Unimogs are no longer being imported until the new model comes out in 2010. There is still stock available (and very cheap), but no custom ordering is available. The company decided against engineering the current chassis to accept the new North American 2007 emmissions engines/exhaust, as it is at the end of it's production run.

    2. The current model chassis is at the end of it's run (done in 2009). We did not want to buy a front-line import engine, that would need to last 25+ years, at the end of it's production run. It will just make it that much harder to get parts quickly in 15-20+ years.

    3. Unimog service centers are still few and far between up here. Our nearest is either 4 hours away in Calgary or 6 hours away in Kelowna. FL and IH dealers are located only 1.5 hours away.


    But I was originally sold on the chassis, and was dissappointed that they were not going to stock it any longer. We can't wait until 2010, and then the fire body builders will have to learn to build and configure the new chassis anyways. First run of a new chassis can be problematic.

    I did love the modular design however, and the ability to "plug-an-play" virtually any option you can conceive was very attractive. If you still want to get one, the remaining chassis' are actually selling CHEAPER than the FL's and IH's.
    So what didya settle on then for a chassis? Inquiring (nosey) minds want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801 View Post
    So what didya settle on then for a chassis? Inquiring (nosey) minds want to know.
    We have a fleet of Freightliners already, so chances are it will be a day cab M2 4x4 conversion, 165 inch wheelbase, 330hp Merc or Cummins (still pricing), Allision 3500 (for the lower 1st-3rd gear set), 4.56 gears in a locking diff, and some off-road Goodyears. It should climb well, and while it won't have the off-road legs or wide flotation tires of the Unimog, it should still meet our needs. It will only be running a 250gpm CAF Pump with 500 gallon tank, so it will be a light/quick unit.


    We are also open to the International, and will price it both ways. The IH tends to be more popular for 4x4 chassis, but fleet and service consistency has some value.
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    Default Miami-Dade "Brush 1"

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    They look like there center of gravity is awful high. Is this a problem anyone has found?

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    When did Pierce debut the Unmog!? That is a genious idea for a brush truck chassis - it really changes everything. I think it's the best idea that I ever had!


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