Back in The Day - My Company Rig - Converted Ex Fire Truck

Cullen Adams

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A couple of photos from my albums. One of my old rigs was a converted International Acco Fire Truck and it turned heads everywhere it went!

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Vince Wood

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This gives me an idea. I knew there was a faster way to get from 1 job to the next.

How many times did you use the lights and sirens though to get home faster?
 

Cullen Adams

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Here are a couple more Doug. I used to have much better ones. Basically we had 4 x 4000 psi 20 horse power Honda's in the cabinets with 4 hose reels on the top deck. It had a 6,000 liter water tank and a 205 litre fuel tank and both tanks supplied all 4 machines. It also had 2 boiler systems on top deck for hot water. Its advantage was when getting to a job site you only needed to find one water supply to kick over 4 machines within 10 minutes. However the disadvantage, was only suited to certain jobs. The pump was still in operation which was great when you wanted to clear the wash water in a hurry after using the rotary cleaners although it was only on certain jobs we could utilize that.

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Unfortunately couldn't have the siren Vince....The Fire Brigade have to take them out before the trucks go to auction and it's illegal to have the blue and red beacons so we had amber ones. Although we couldn't use the siren to rush from job to job, I am aware of a few illegal U-Turns with the lights flashing once or twice. :smile:
 
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