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Fire Truck Soon To Be For Sale! 08/2006

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Hey Guys!

My VFD will be putting up our old pumper for sale to sealed bid probably sometime in Aug. 2006. We have ordered a new pumper and it is due in service by the 6th of Aug. It almost absolutely has to be in service by then!

Our old pumper is as follows:

1974 Mack MB600, ENDT673 @250-300hp??, 5spd. Mack Trans., Waterous 1,000 gpm pump that at the last test was actually pumping at the rated rpm at 1185 gpm.... Not too bad for a 32 yr. old apparatus. It will come with the lights and siren, ladders, and possibly a few other things I'm forgetting right now. As far as I know - This is all included. But don't quote me on it right yet! As it gets closer and we do some more decision making I will update the equip. list! I will try and get a picture or two to get on this post for some added info. too! It is really a nice truck and runs out well! Seems to me it will run 70+... It's either 500 or 750 gals. For some reason I can't remember right now. I will check on that too! It has good traction tires on the rear and almost new radials on the front.... It is still in service at this time. We would like/need to see $3,500 out of this truck.... It would either make a small rural dept. a heck of a truck or would make a very nice parade piece too. Oh yes - The fire body is all Mack and ALL ALUMINUM too! I will check on the mileage too! We are the third dept. to own this truck. It has been refurb twice (I THINK).... It started out as an Elkhart city fire truck and then was a Goshen city fire truck and we purchased it from them around 8 yrs. ago +- some. I'd have to check on our purchase date too!

Just thought I'd throw this out there for some early warning and info. and see what kind of a response we can get. I'd really like to see this truck go to either a dept. to use or to a collector that will appreciate it. And not let it go to scrap to be junked out!!! I hope some of you are interested anyways!

Thanks To All!

Hoss.... :):SMOKIE-RT::bulldog1::mack1:

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[Let us know when it gets closer I would be interested In it for a parade piece I'm a Volunteer Firefighter that's into restorations of Trucks and farm tractors too check my photo album.

Mike :thumb:

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[Let us know when it gets closer I would be interested In it for a parade piece I'm a Volunteer Firefighter that's into restorations of Trucks and farm tractors too check my photo album.

Mike :thumb:

Okie Doke! Will Do!

Ike :thumb:

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Well Guys!

The truck has still not gone up for bids! We have run into somewhat of a snag with the builder of our new truck! It was supposed to be done by now! But, come to find out he has pi**ed away a good share of the money that we have payed him so far and doesn't have enough left to continue to build our truck. We are in negotiatons with him now to MAKE him go ahead with our truck and he has been coming up with excuses and more BS than you can shake a stick at! We now have a lawyer involved and are beginning to put on the pressure. And also trying to make him understand that is already one builder in PRISON for frauding FEMA (DHS) "The Feds." and if he doesn't seem to want to hold up his end of the contract that he may very well be the next to become somebodies B**CH! We now have a target date of Nov.4 of '06 (we hope). And I will try and get some pics. taken and posted. I will be gone all day tomorrow tractor pulling - So maybe when I get home or more like Sunday sometime! :SMOKIE-RT::bulldog1::unsure:

Ike....

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Hey guys!

Long time no chat! Our new pumper is still not built, but it should be del. in the first to second week of February 2007! I'll try and post a pic. or two of the old pumper here and see what happens! Here we go! If I can't get them to work - I will put them in my photo album!

A couple more pics.!

More Pics.!

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Hey All!

The NEW truck is finally here!!!!!!!! YIPPEEE!!!!! The new one should go into service in a couple of weeks. Still buying small items to put on it. And will be transfering some of the equip. off of this truck onto the new one. It will be available VERY soon!!! So we are ready to start accepting offers (bids)!!! Anyone interested in one of the LAST all MACK built fire trucks? It is an ALL ALUMINUM fire body. Here should be a fair amount of equip. to go with the truck too. Anyone interested - Please chime in with an offer. Or anyone wanting more info., pics., etc. Call the station at 260-367-2140. Leave the message for me. "Ike" and tell me what you'd like to see or know. And we'll go from there. This is a nice old truck for it's age. It is NOT perfect. It has been used as a fire truck. So there scratches, nicks, etc. in it. The cab is starting to show some rust too. It could/would be a very nice parade truck. It would actually make some dept. a nice pumper yet. It's last pump test it pumped 1185 gal. per min. It is a Waterous 1500gpm pump with a 750? gal. tank... May be a 500? Can't remember right now! I think it is a 237hp with a 5 spd. manual trans. We hate to see it go out of service and no longer be used as a fire truck, but as long as it doesn't go to a scraper. And it is taken care of. Then we'll be satisfied.... I spent 5 weeks working at the builders shop to get our new truck finished. Put my business and life on hold and went to work there to insure that we would finally get our new truck!

Thanks all for any interest!!!!!!!

Ike.... :mack1: :bmod2:

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When I 1st seen the pics of your truck I thought "d*mn that's one of Ft. Wayne's former lime

green pumpers! How is it there is no rust!" Then I re-read the history and the fact that it is

aluminum, Ft. Wayne's were completely rusted out inside of 4 years!!! Do you know where

any of Weiss' (spelling?) R700's got to? I found one up north of Lagrange several years ago,

owner won't part with it. Send me an email, tell me about your new truck. Union Twp.

(Whitley county) just put a new Ferrara/Spartan engine in-service. Impressive truck.

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Hey!

I think all of Weiss' old trucks for the most part of that vintage went down south somewhere! You found one at Grate's Wrecker service north of LaGrange! Tim won't part with the bulldogs! Here's a few pics. of the new truck. Before it was completed! The old one is NOW available to the first Reasonable dollar figure that shows up; $3,000.00 plus would be nice. No low balling here. It is ready to go to a new home ASAP! Call: 260-367-2203 res. or 260-582-0419 cell. anytime for info. and about purchasing this truck!

Thanks Guys!

Ike Notestine - Mongo Fire Dept. Captain

Mongo, IN.

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Hey!

I think all of Weiss' old trucks for the most part of that vintage went down south somewhere! You found one at Grate's Wrecker service north of LaGrange! Tim won't part with the bulldogs! Here's a few pics. of the new truck. Before it was completed! The old one is NOW available to the first Reasonable dollar figure that shows up; $3,000.00 plus would be nice. No low balling here. It is ready to go to a new home ASAP! Call: 260-367-2203 res. or 260-582-0419 cell. anytime for info. and about purchasing this truck!

Thanks Guys!

Ike Notestine - Mongo Fire Dept. Captain

Mongo, IN.

Guys!

Here it is! This truck needs to find a new home before long.... First $2500.00 TAKES IT! CALL if interested.....

Thanks!

Ike....

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