Thank you Yea its a great bit of kit its the only one that particular service has it replaced one that was destroyed in a big fire at a fireworks factory that also claimed two fire fighters, I have some more of it is you want me to post them?cook2890 said:Chris_m, I love those fire truck pics! I personally like the tanker (tender) in the 3rd pic down, simply beautiful IMO!!!
Its one of their mobile control vehicles I have some more photos of that one and their other one if you want me to post them?nerdly_dood said:I'm liking that IVECO van too.
Will do them nowcook2890 said:Post those wonderful trucks my friend, always liked seeing the fire trucks from 'across the pond'!
The truck is what is called a prime mover so can take any number of modular pods (will try and find some pics of the others) this one is a HVP (High Volume Pump) Its also a hose layer, its used when fighting a fire with a water source with low pressure or where water is scarce and they have to use a river/lake for example they can pump water at the same pressure as a normal appliance can but though 30+ miles of hose, it can also be use to pump water away in the case of a large flood for example...Steve0625 said:
Can you tell us more about this vehicle? The body is obviously a roll-off, but I would like to know more about the purpose and the contents of it. It is an interesting concept.
Thank you so much! I am very impressed with this method of creating easy to transport and unload speciality units.chris_m said:The truck is what is called a prime mover so can take any number of modular pods....
I wonder how that first one drives... I've never seen a vehicle with 4 turning wheels in the front... Looks cool... :thumbsup:chris_m said:Oh and for those of you that like water carriers here are the two the next service (county) along uses:
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and the new:
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Both are still in service and the old one is currently the largest local authority owned (Local Authority's are the people that provide fire and rescue here in the UK) water carrier in the UK.
Both these photos are NOT mine and belong to this guy: Flickr: mab2311's Photostream
A lot of European trucks use two steering axles, I think it's because they have tougher weight regulations for roadways. Almost all of the dump trucks and cement trucks I've seen over here have two steering axles.TritonBoulder47 said:I wonder how that first one drives... I've never seen a vehicle with 4 turning wheels in the front... Looks cool... :thumbsup:
That second one just leeks mean as hell to me...
Well I figured it was an across the pond thing... LoL I'd love to see something like that over here... LOLphilyumpshus said:A lot of European trucks use two steering axles, I think it's because they have tougher weight regulations for roadways. Almost all of the dump trucks and cement trucks I've seen over here have two steering axles.
4 Q sirens, 2 Bells? :jawdrop: They musta had alot of extra funding to play with. Can someone say overkill!?pdk9 said:some ugly ambulances there lol
but we obvi can't forget mount horeb's squad 1 in a thread for interesting fire/ems vehicles
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Really...? I could be wrong... I've always thought there were for identification, since a water level guage that big is a little overkill... Especially since the pump operator should be at the pump, and most places have a ready water source (hydrants, tankers, etc.)Pimp said:That's the only time I've ever heard of those colored 4 tier lights being used for charged line ID and NOT water tank level indicators.
I agree. I've seen a few trucks at FDIC with lights just like those that were specifically for tank water level. However, perhaps the specific purpose of those lights varies from region to region.TritonBoulder47 said:since a water level guage that big is a little overkill