How is the manufacturing year determined on an apparatus? Is it when originally ordered, or when delivered? Say you order a truck in August 07 but it doesn't get delivered until March of 08. Is it an 07 or an 08? Just something I always wondered.
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02-22-2008, 04:15 PM #1
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Manufacturing date of a truck
02-22-2008, 04:32 PM #2
I believe it is the date of final assembly."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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02-22-2008, 05:14 PM #3
I don't think it is either one. I think it is the completion date of the cab and chassis.Robert Kramer
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02-23-2008, 12:37 AM #4
Get this, someone has a better idea in the fire service LOL, but I would think you would want it to be the earliest date....why...makes the piece look older on paper when its getting time to replaceLocal 216
02-23-2008, 11:17 AM #5
My station ordered a truck in September of 2006 and we got it January 2007 and it is counted as a 2007.
02-24-2008, 07:12 AM #6
For a commercial chassis truck or a custom chassis truck, it goes by the year the chassis was completed, not when the "truck" was completed and delivered. At least that has been my experience.
Custom Spartan chassis for an engine was manufactured in 1997, truck was actually completed and delivered in January of 1998, it's considered a 1997.Jason Knecht
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02-24-2008, 11:22 AM #7
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Apparatus Manufacturers provide a document called a "Certificate of Origion" which is provided at settlement. Your State Motor Vehicle Agency will create a Title for your Apparatus from the info on the CoO. Somewhere on the CoO there is a date of final assembly, as Capt Gonz mentioned, and that is the date that shows on your title.Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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