Beyond Brush Trucks

Cavette, Chris
April 2006
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p88
Trade Publication
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.


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