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It sprays water now! Pictures of it spraying
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Willy-N    Posted 03-07-2004 at 12:10:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

Well I got to spray water today. It was fun!! The big pump shot it out about 160 ft from the Monitor and the small pump went out around 100+ ft no problem. The pictures are of the small pump running the nozzles so you can figure what another 45 hp pushing water would do. I think the smaller one is fine for most uses and saving water. The big one is better for filling it fast. Mark H.


Jim in michigan    Posted 03-07-2004 at 20:24:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nice looking truck,, I am surprised you can get away with a 400GPM pump,, maybe it is different for civilian use,, our department trucks have to be at least 1250gpm our current truck (1975 Ford) is a 1200GPM unit,, we are trying to get a grant to replace it but FEMA says no,, truck is 2 years shy of being 30 and if it was 30 they would give us the grant,,,we are trying a milage increase on the next local election to see if we can get a new truck,,ours breaks down everytime we take it out...Jim


Willy-N    Posted 03-08-2004 at 07:02:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those trucks are for Structure fire fighting with a hydraunt sourse to pump with. When you are miles away from water you have to conserve it. Most brush rigs pump out at 10-30 gpm when they are fighting fires. 1 minuite worth of waters use for a few hours of driving time work work in the brush. Our biggest Type I Tender 3000 gals are pretty slow on the steep hills around here. Mark H.


Jim in michigan    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:12:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We do not have hydrants in our town,,we have to rely on water shuttling..we have a large portable tank we set up and then shuttle back and forth with a 3500gal tanker,,we also use mutual aid with other towns so they send their tankers and anything else we need to help with,, we have one tanker, one pumper and a brush buggy,,,brush truck is a 1953 M37 weapons carrier with a ORD body on it,,it is a dodge powerwagon running gear...I LOVE that truck....Jim


deadcarp    Posted 03-07-2004 at 16:59:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
i feel like a fastfood employee drooing over a hemi - "SWEET!" :)


deadcarp    Posted 03-07-2004 at 16:57:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
i feel like a fastfood employee drooing over a hemi - "SWEET!" :)


Ron/PA    Posted 03-07-2004 at 12:26:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, just being nosey, but how are ya making out with the insurance situation? I know when we hauled fuel we had the same problem.
Hope you get it worked out, that thing needs to worked!
Later
Ron


Willy-N    Posted 03-07-2004 at 12:38:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got the driving insurance now $1,180.00 for 6 months. Still working on the other Liability Policy it is 1,800.00 for one year but I think I found a cheaper place to get it. Looks like the package is around 4,000.00 just to sign on with them. It is full of water for the big weigh in tomorrow got my fingers crossed that the front axle is not over loaded by a couple of pounds. Mark H.


BW    Posted 03-07-2004 at 12:24:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
My uncle retired as chief of the local Fire Department when Dad retired he was deputy ...in their time they had to spec out a couple of engines and have them built . Looks like you have got a good truck there I wish you the best ,,,
Bill g.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-07-2004 at 12:20:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Herr Clink is also impressed with your achievment. Now that you've got your new toy built, we understand you're chomping on the bit to play with it.
It's almost to pretty to get dirty.
Ah ha.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-07-2004 at 12:15:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahhh...Can...ahhh...you do a two hose thing, say like some of those big city seaboard fire boats (land boat in this case) and spout parrade water an' cool down them hot Fouth-of-July spectators.
he he he


Willy-N    Posted 03-07-2004 at 12:40:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am going to put it in the Parade our small town has. The kids love fire trucks! Mark H.


Alias    Posted 03-07-2004 at 15:00:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I'm impressed! Looks like ya done good there. Now, about those parades. Here in Maryland, Most of our parades feature fire fighting equipment. When ever they bring out the older stuff, the people stand and cheer. By the way, you might be able to pick up a little extra cash watering lawns and gardens.....gfp


Willy-N    Posted 03-07-2004 at 15:55:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope to do some Construction watering also for fill in. They have lots of driveways that need wetting down when they build them. Mark H.


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