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Dodge Cummins vs. Ford Powerstroke for brush rig 550/5500 4x4?

Started by Pat Byrnes Dec 1, 2018. 0 Replies

Our department is looking to get a new brush rig for around $125-130k. We are at high altitude, in mountains, and have rough roads. If you can call them roads in some places. On the other hand, we…Continue

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Comment by Ray J on May 7, 2011 at 1:50pm

Comment by Ray J on May 7, 2011 at 1:50pm
In 1946 the Liberty Fire Company of East Berlin, Pennsylvania purchased from the American Fire Apparatus Company a 1946 Dodge Fire Engine 500 gpm. The price was $1400. Liberty Volunteer Fire Company responded in this rig for 20 years. When Liberty purchased their new 1966 engine the decision was made by the membership to sell the Dodge/American engine. The Parkville Fire Company from Penn Township in Hanover, Pennsylvania purchased the Dodge and after many years of service loaned it to the Shrewsbury Fire Company. Shrewsbury had a fire that destroyed their firehouse and all their equipment and needed a fire engine. The 1946 Dodge was returned to Parkville Fire Company a couple of years later. From there the Parkville Fire Company sold the Dodge engine to a farmer near Manchester, Pennsylvania. It was supposed to be used to provide irrigation for his farm, he never used it and decided it was time to sell the engine since it was only taking up room in his barn. An active fireman from the Liberty Fire Company heard about this engine being up for sale. He bought the engine and took it home to East Berlin again and restore her. Years after he sold the engine to a private collector from Baltimore who took great care of her. On January 23, 2010 after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer my family purchased this fine rig for me. I think because they want to keep me out of the bar. It's new home is on Long Island. Many of my friends and family have helped me with this dream. My brother Joe was the shaker and mover on this. THANK YOU ALL.

1946 Dodge Fire Engine
job: 508-46 American Fire Apparatus
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Comment by Bill Carlisle on February 28, 2011 at 8:08am
Ray, thanks for the invite, i just like the old apparatus
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