Hello all. I have a special request for any and all information about used engines.
We had our pump tests this past Tuesday, our pumper/tanker passed, but our attack engine failed. The impeler is bad, which would run us $30,000 to replace according to a few mechanics we use. The truck is a 1986 GMC commercial 2 man cab front mount pump, 1000/1000. We now only have our pumper/tanker which is primarily used for tanker shuttle ops at structures, 2001 KME 1500/2000 commercial 2 man cab. We are currently using it as our attack engine and hoping that our mutual aid will respond quickly with additional tankers.
Does anyone have a used engine for sale or know of anyone in the New York area that is selling one? We have a very small budget to begin with, and on top of that we were in the process of getting a new ambulance to replace our aging one that does more calls a month than our fire dept does. It breaks down on most of our EMS calls and is getting worse, so replacing that has been our priority for a few months now...Now this...
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know here, or send me a PM to get my email and we will communicate that way. We are open to any and all help available as we are desparate to replace the engine. Thanks to all and stay safe.
Captain, Carlisle FD