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I've never seen an R400 with the plus 3 cab, nor did I know they ever built a Scania with a straight 5 speed.   Does anyone know the last year for the Scania R400?

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1 hour ago, Jeff M said:

I've never seen an R400 with the plus 3 cab, nor did I know they ever built a Scania with a straight 5 speed.   Does anyone know the last year for the Scania R400?

If I recall correctly, 1985 was the last year. All of the Morgan Millwork R487P box trucks, for example, had 5-speed transmissions.

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I once had a DM 487  with the Scania and automatic, a real gutless wonder!!    terry:MackLogo:

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Plowed snow with a R 400 Scania that had a straight 5 speed. Great plow truck, didn't have power enough to break traction and had good heat because it was always working its 140 HP to the max. LOL

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Remember if it's got a hood it's no good!

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1 hour ago, Ditchdiggerjcf said:

Is an R400 a medium duty truck?

I see it still has air brakes.

The R-400 series was the predecessor to the "Baby 8's" we have today.

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wow that thing is really clean..perfect for recreation i would put a stake body on it,,,,have a ball with it...i thought they quit 4 series in the 60s.....bob

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On 6/7/2020 at 9:52 PM, Terry T said:

Where's the fuel tank? Good looking little truck. How long ago was it taken out of fire service?

Fuel tank is between the frame rails in back of the rear axle I don't know why they didn't use the regular fuel tanks 

 

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15 hours ago, Prowrench said:

Fuel tank is between the frame rails in back of the rear axle I don't know why they didn't use the regular fuel tanks 

 

Probably some "safety conscience" person speced it that way for volunteer firemen to get in and out, and for fire service did not need a large fuel capacity?

Brocky

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19 hours ago, Prowrench said:

Fuel tank is between the frame rails in back of the rear axle I don't know why they didn't use the regular fuel tanks 

 

I think such option was typical for many firetrucks. Probably to save space for rirefighting equipment at the sides of the chassis and also for weight distribution.

Nice looking unit, congrats on the new toy!

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On 6/10/2020 at 2:14 PM, Vladislav said:

I think such option was typical for many firetrucks. Probably to save space for rirefighting equipment at the sides of the chassis and also for weight distribution.

Nice looking unit, congrats on the new toy!

Thank You

 

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