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    Default 2007 KME Squad (Rescue-Pumper), Westampton NJ

    Several other threads were asking questions pertaining to Rescue-Pumper type apparatus, so I figured I would show ours and maybe everyone can get a few different ideas.

    2007 KME Panther-Predator Severe Service Chassis
    Cummins 400HP I-6
    Allison Automatic
    1500GPM Hale
    825GAL Water
    1200' 5"
    3 200' corsslays (2 1 3/4", 1 2")
    400' 2" off rear (200 live, 200 dead)
    400' 3" off rear
    150' 1 3/4" on front bumper
    100' 1" on Officer side
    25' 5" soft-sleeve on front bumper and both sides
    24', 14', 10' ladders through the tank
    ROM Doors with LED track lighting
    Code 3 Halogen/LED lighting
    Whelen LED Traffic-Director
    15KW Hydraulic Generator
    All quartz-lighting operable from cab
    Lukas/Centaur/Hurst High Pressure rescue system capable of running 4 tools together, plus 2 tool gas-duo pump.
    Suppression, Extrication, HazMat, Rope/Technical, Water rescue equipped (and trained)

    The next thread will have pics.

    If you have any questions, please post them or call the station (609) 267-2041.

    NJTP Exit 5 and RT295 Exit 45 are our first-due, so if anyone is interested in stopping by to see for yourself, feel free to. The station is staffed 24/7/365.
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    All photos taken and hosted by DC Craig Farnsworth, WTES
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    All photos taken and hosted by DC Craig Farnsworth, WTES
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    Everything I state on here is to support and aid my fellow firefighters. Everything I post is my opinion only, and in no way should be taken as an official opinion of any Company, Department, or Municipality I represent... oh and this includes Pierce Mfg, as so their legal department has advised me; since they apparently also invented the right to control "Free Speech".

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    Nice rig and tool layout. The tigger battering ram adds character.

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    Nice rig, even if it is uh, yellowishgreenish???

    I may take you up on the offer, we are looking into something very similar and would like to check it out.

    Looks like a very well planned and layed out rig.

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    Thats a real nice looking truck. I will agree that it looks very well planned out.
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    What's the orange thing mounted next to the pump panel with Tigger mounted on it?

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    Great Job on the truck, it's a perfect example of a well thought out truck.


    Quote Originally Posted by skipatrol8 View Post
    What's the orange thing mounted next to the pump panel with Tigger mounted on it?


    Looks to be a battering ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipatrol8 View Post
    What's the orange thing mounted next to the pump panel with Tigger mounted on it?
    Tigger is out Battering Ram. We have a variety of hotels and medium to heavy commercial/industrial properties in our first due so it gets used often, which is why we put it easy to get to. Being outside, the striking end was starting to rust, so someone found a Tigger golf-club cover (I think that's what it is) to keep the end covered. Just prior to the rig going to the 07 Wildwood Convention, they decided to paint the remainder of the ram to match the cover. SO, it's become an icon of our rig, the kids love it, it's highly visable in the dark, AND, when some bastard tries to steal it, we'll know it's ours.
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    So how much was this new ri?

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    $380k ish...

    Around $650k with the equipment as a guesstimate
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    Nice rig ( it would be nicer if it was red , lol ) I saw it a few weeks ago at your station while I was visiting family who , coincidently , lives right around the corner from the station.

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    Thats one hell of a war wagon! I still might have to stop for myself and check it out nect time I take a class a BCESTC.

    Why the full length doors and not highway doors?

    Whats in the bucket in the front bumper?

    Any foam system?

    You said 380ish, was there a trade in vehicle or was this an outright acquisition?

    Where are the Mars lights ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MG3610 View Post
    Thats one hell of a war wagon! I still might have to stop for myself and check it out nect time I take a class a BCESTC.

    Why the full length doors and not highway doors?

    Whats in the bucket in the front bumper?

    Any foam system?

    You said 380ish, was there a trade in vehicle or was this an outright acquisition?

    Where are the Mars lights ?
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    Full length doors - This was a cost savings for one, and for two, we have never had a problem with getting the doors open and getting out. It was determined that it was more important to us to keep the cab step surfaces as clean and crap free during inclement weather then to have the short doors. Just a matter of preference I presume. On the plus side, it helps to keep things a little more uniform since our 2000 KME Excel wagon also has the long doors.

    The front bumper sort of "happened" the way it is. The bucket in front of the driver position was supposed to be the 1 3/4" line. However, with the was it was cut under the Q and around the electronic speaker, it was not a friendly hosewell. SO, the ingenious people we are, we cut an old shelf to size, and made our own divider in the center hose well, thus allowing our 150' 1 3/4", plus the soft sleeve, and the original hose well (to finally answer your question) is now home to our chains, pick-off straps, snatch-blocks, and winch controls. (BTW, there's a 9500lbs Warn reciever mounted winch with points on all 4 sides)

    Foam System - Yes, in the form of a Pro-Pak and 5 gallon pails. We have an around-the-pump foam system on our 2000 rig, and have only used it twice. SO, in a money-saving effort, we opted to go without it. I believe that when the 2000 gets replaced, we will keep a foam system just in case, but it's never really been a necessity for us.

    Mars Lights - Well, no. Being that we have a good amount of AA/PG membership, there is hopes of retrofitting a Roto-Ray though. (Bling Bling)

    When this rig was purchased, we sold outright a 1986 GMC/Boardman 2000gal Tanker-Pumper and a 1995(?) IHC/New Lexington 500GPM Rescue/Not So Mini-Pumper. We don't have the need for the tanker anymore, and we out-grew the rescue by leaps and bounds. That money was put towards the equipment we purchased for the Squad, and the rig itself was purchased outright through Skip Stinger of JB Hunt.

    This rig is the first KME Predator-Panther, and we have had very few problems with it. Everything that has come up they have bent over backwards to take care of. I know I've said it before, but this rig is put together just as well as any other truck out there. I'm sure we'll by KME again. (Is there a "Squiller" in our future?!?!?!? )
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    I see the hard suction picture, but could you tell me where that is in relation to the truck? Also, maybe I missed the ground ladder compliment.

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