Just thought I'd share a few pictures of our new engine. It is an E-ONE Tradition Pumper on an International 4400 Chassis. It has a 1250 pump and a 1280 gallon tank with a 10" quick dump. It doesn't have much for bells and whistles, but we don't need them. This truck is something we've needed for quite some time, it replaces a 32 year old 500gpm pumper that is really showing its age, and it will take over for our 1991 750gpm pumper as our first due Engine . We picked it up on Monday and should have it in service in a couple weeks after we can get everyone trained, it is our first truck with a diesel engine, automatic transmission, air brakes, and a pump that drives direct from the transmission so we want to take the time to learn it well. I'll try to get some more pictures when we get it fully equipped and in service.
Nice looking truck.
Well we've got it all equipped and it's in service, has yet to make a run, but it's ready to go.
Had a lot of folks stop by and look at it on Halloween and the community seemed quite pleased with what their donations and tax dollars were able to put in the station, it's a great feeling to know that you have community support. There were quite a few older retired FF's that stopped by to look as well and they were pretty amazed at some of the advances in Fire apparatus since they were involved in firefighting.
Just for comparison purposes. Here is our new engine, our 1990 Ford engine, and the 1981 International that this engine replaced. Needless to say, this is a huge upgrade for us!
is the 1990 engine a Smeal because it looks almost JUST like our 1985 smeal that we just replaced last september?
The 1990 engine is a Toyne.
Thanks! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of problems have you had with your trucks? There aren't very many E-ONES's running around here so we didn't have a whole lot to compare to.
I sure hope we don't see those kind of problems. We haven't had any so far, hopefully it stays like that.