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Offline Battalion4

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FDNY Superpumper system
« on: April 14, 2008, 09:53:24 PM »
What ever happend to these units? When did they stop using them?  Are they still around? (hopefully not scrapped)

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FDNY Superpumper system
« on: April 14, 2008, 09:53:24 PM »

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 10:51:45 PM »
Its my guess that they replaced them with hight pressure pumpers.

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 11:11:34 PM »
story i read was it ended up in a junk yard in New Jersey, the super pumper and tender was purchased by a collector from the midwest for something like $15,000, allegedly FDNY has made him offers to purchase it back but he refuses to accept. Ill try to find some additional info about the current owner

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 11:21:32 PM »
Its my guess that they replaced them with hight pressure pumpers.


The SuperPumpers were actually the predecessors to the current Satellite system if I'm not mistaken.

What ever happend to these units? When did they stop using them?  Are they still around? (hopefully not scrapped)


http://toyandfiretruckmuseum.org/2.html?frm_data1=15&frm_data1_type=large
Look familiar?  ;)

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 11:26:44 PM »
The last report I got was that they were at the Brooklyn Navy yard. Somebody go check!!

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 12:58:00 AM »
The Super Pumper is owned by this individual http://toyandfiretruckmuseum.org/default.htm the tender is reported to be owned by a collector from California. The satellites where part of the Super Pumper system not a replacement, they are the only part of that system still in use. High  Pressure Pumper's are not a replacement either, they exist for a different reason all together
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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 01:04:17 AM »


The Super Pumper

This unit was a moblie pumping station , this unit had a pumping capacity that was close to the largest fireboat. It consisted of a diesel engine(Napier Deltic model T18-37C). The engine was an 18 cylinder engine that operated on a two stroke cycle, and had a mechanically driven turbocharger. On the back of the engine was a 6 stage centrifugal pump by Deval. The pump got its water from special high pressure hydrants or it could use its 12 inch suction hose that would be lowered by the winch that was mounted on the rear. The hose would be lowered into the river or the harbor for water supply. This unit would supply the tender and the satellites the water they needed for firefigthing.




The Super Pumper Tender

This was the second unit in the super pumper system. It carried over 2,000 feet of 4 1/2 inch supply line. The tenders tractor had a very large deluge gun (deck gun) it had the capacity of 4,000 gallons of water per minute. The tender also had a rear steering wheel similar to a tiller it was used to help and position the unit.




The Satellites

The satellites were the third part of the super pumper system , they are three of these units which also had the large deluge gun (deck gun) they could be used with or without the SPS. When the entire super pumper system were in use they would be pumping at least 37 tons of water per minute, and figthing a fire from any angle .

NOTE : The Satellite pictured is one of the orignal satellites, they have since been replaces with the new style Mack MR Series satellites which are now part of the Maxi-Water System which replaced the SPS

SOURCE http://groups.msn.com/FireEnginesGalore/yourwebpage2.msnw
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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 09:45:55 PM »
The MAXI WATER SYSTEM replaced the Super Pumper. This was made up of 6 Satellites (5 + the Maxi Water rig at 207) also there were 6 2000 GPM engines (the 1979 rigs had the WHITE hose bed covers) and were the units ASSIGNED to respond with the Satellitles. Finally there were orginially 6 HIGH PRESSURE engines (3 Stage Pumps) that were in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan for the High Rise areas. (these were often over looked as part of "THE SYSTEM").

As mentioned the SP and ST are in private hands. The 3 C model satellites were referbed to COMCOACH rigs and then the 4 ALF rigs bought. There were 2 MACK CF's also bought later. THen the whole fleet was replaced with MACK MC rigs and these have been replaced with MACK MR rigs. The deck guns have been rotated from old to new rigs since 1982 on. The 3 oldest guns from the first 3 Satellites were taken to replace Deck Pipes on Marine Units.

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 12:58:25 PM »
I've been told, that the FDNY Super Tender is owned by Hewy and Ruth Wick from Hemet. California. The tender should be a common sight at parades.

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 03:50:07 PM »
The "cabover" Mack tractor looked better in my opinion. Just sayin'

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Re: FDNY Superpumper system
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 06:20:35 PM »
The "cabover" Mack tractor looked better in my opinion. Just sayin'
I certainly agree of course if this cab was painted red it would help a lot!