Glad its over - E-One wins!!!
We have been working for about 10 months on a new pumper/tanker to add to our fleet, and its finally over! We have accepted E-One's bid of $495,000 for our new truck. They were the only manufacturer to submit a bid. We're mostly an E-One department, so after speaking with other manufacturers they didn't seem all that thrilled to spend too much time with us. But we knew we would be getting into some big money, so we had to try our hardest to make things competitive. We were really hoping for some cooperation from Pierce, as a neighboring department just took delivery of two very nice units. Anyways, a few things about the new truck:
E-One 2500 gallon pumper/tanker
Typhoon custom 6-man cab flat roof
Hale QMAX 1500GPM midship pump, side mount pump panel
Hale FoamLogix 5.0 proportioning
Class1 pump/engine governer
Cummins ISC 425HP motor
10KW Onan PTO generator
3000 watt WillBurt Night Scan Chief
Firecom headsets for all seats and pump panel
Zico electric drop tank rack
MSA 5200HD TIC
MSA SCBA (all carbon fiber, loaded out, to go with our current SCBA)
All loose equipment (every double female, section of hose, nozzle, etc that ISO requires for a pumper classification) included in the bid price. All nozzles and as much of that equipment we can get of TFT. We think they have excellent products.
All Federal Signal LED warning light package
Camera with audio capability mounted on the rear, screen in cab
Air ride suspension
TFT Blitzfire portable monitor
4" tank to pump plumbing
Has anyone bought a roughly similar truck thru Pierce or anybody else? Trying to figure out, ballpark, what the price might have been on something similar.