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    Default 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
    Allison transmission
    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.
    Browlights
    All Federal Signal LED warning light package
    Q2B
    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.
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    Good luck, I just that they'll still be in business if and when and after you take delivery!!! The bottom line with federal is, are you making money?? Diamler/Chrysler sure dumped everything but there core business when things got bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckdog View Post
    Good luck, I just that they'll still be in business if and when and after you take delivery!!! The bottom line with federal is, are you making money?? Diamler/Chrysler sure dumped everything but there core business when things got bad.
    Well, when we beg people to bid on it and only one company will, not much of a choice
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    We're mostly an E-One department.

    I think you answered your question about the begging aspect. If I were a salesman and you were " mostly an E-One department " why would I even bid??

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    With equipment, it actually sounds like it is in the ball park.
    Stay low and move it in.

    Be safe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by STATION2 View Post
    With equipment, it actually sounds like it is in the ball park.
    The truck itself without equipment would have been around $425k
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