731

TANKER

YEAR:

1998
MANUFACTURER: US Tanker
CHASSIS: International
ENGINE: International 320 hp
TRANSMISSION: Allison Automatic
PUMP: Hale 500 GPM
WATER CAPACITY: 3,500 Gallons
SEATING: Two
HOSE: Two 150ft 1 1/2"     250ft  2 1/2"
MISCELLANEOUS: 500 GPM Portable Pump, 3,500 Gallon Portable Pond, 400 & 250 GPM
Portable Pumps
IN-SERVICE DATE: November 1998

HISTORY

Groton Township’s second piece of new equipment includes this new tanker built by US Tanker on a International chassis replacing our previous 1971 tanker that was built locally with a limited budget and parts by the members of the Groton Township Fire Department. The new tanker has a 3500 gallon "baffled" tank with on-scene lighting contains side and rear remote discharges thereby eliminating the need for the unit to "back-in" to unload. With the remote discharge, the driver can stay in the cab and dump the 3500 gallon tank in a little over 3 minutes. This unit also contains a 500 gpm pump, 3,500 gallon portable pond, 500 gpm portable pump, ventilation fan and a full compliment of NFPA required equipment for a tanker. The tanker includes some unique features such "fly by wire" accelerator, computer controlled de-acceleration that automatically applies "jake brake" when no acceleration required.


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