TITLE

Beyond Brush Trucks

AUTHOR(S)
Cavette, Chris
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes key features found on the enhanced versions of grown-up interface pumpers used in fighting wildfires. The chassis, cab, pump, tank, foam, hose, monitors, ladders, lighting, support and global positioning systems of the pumpers are described. The interface pumpers have short wheelbases and good front wheel cuts to maneuver on narrow roads and tight turns.
ACCESSION #
20786750

 

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