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Willy-N    Posted 12-01-2003 at 09:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]

I only have to hook up a couple of hoses now to finish it. Now I can take a break for a while working on it. The fuel tank and muffler for the Pump is mounted along with the tool boxes for assories. The extra weight sure smooted it out on the road. Wish it was not winter sure would like to try it out! Mark H.


Hal/WA    Posted 12-02-2003 at 20:57:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, it looks real good! You might want to consider lowering the exhaust stack though. It would be a shame to tear it up on a branch that is a little too low--lots of them in the woods. Nice work!


Willy-N    Posted 12-03-2003 at 06:58:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am thinking of lowering it to the height of my Vent on the top of the tank in the spring. I have a few little details to take care of this winter. Mark H.


Redneck    Posted 12-02-2003 at 03:05:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark,you take pride in your work and it really shows.Wish there were more like you out there.


deadcarp    Posted 12-01-2003 at 21:57:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
she sure looks nice mark! no self-respecting fire would dare challenge a rig like that.

reminds me if a fella we had up here last summer - had a real fancy boat so i was trolling by in my johnboat and complimented him. i'd been pretty lucky that day so when he mentioned that nuthin was biting i said well of course not - heck the fish took one look at that boat and all went home to wash up & comb their hair! :)


Willy-N    Posted 12-01-2003 at 22:49:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
One thing in this area they want clean trucks over the old rusty ones. The better your truck is set up it get's you higher on the call out list. There are some ratty looking trucks but they are cracking down on them this year. A few fire fighters have been killed by trucks rolling over and not being able to stop good. Over loaded ones is another big no no now. Mark H.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 12-01-2003 at 15:27:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Better than a new one! Too nice to actually go out and put out a pasture fire!


Willy-N    Posted 12-01-2003 at 15:59:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Might be right, I better keep my little trailer one I put behind the tractor for those. Mark H.


Willy-N Rear View    Posted 12-01-2003 at 09:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is a picture of the rear view. You can see the fast rear Dump valve for filling tanks they pump out of sitting on the ground. The 2 high sprayer heads can wet the road down or be turned sideways to wet along the sides of the road for a fire break. They can spray out around 40 ft if needed. The alum plate below it covers a tray for 30 ft of suction hose storage. Mark H.


Red Dave    Posted 12-01-2003 at 09:48:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looking good there Mark. When the spring comes, you'll be ready for action with it.


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