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Mack R question
« on: July 28, 2018, 01:50:43 PM »
Which companies were assigned to Mack R trucks?

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Mack R question
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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 03:28:18 PM »
Engines 38, 242, 303, 305, 324.
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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2018, 03:56:14 PM »
Engines 209 and 277 were two of the original six. There was also a rescue or two.

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 03:59:15 PM »
"R" model Macks were great trucks no matter what they were used for, i.e. fire, oil or gas, dump, semi-tractors, etc. It was a shame when Mack went down the tubes so to speak.

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 04:14:51 PM »
Which companies were assigned to Mack R trucks?

Smart ass answer:  None.  FDNY never had a Mack R ladder truck.

More complete answer to what you asked:  All of the above engine companies PLUS  Rescues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (all had one of the 8 Mack R rescues at one time or another (611: 1967 Mack/Theurer;  MR 7101, 02, 03: 1971 Mack/Providence; MR7601: 1976 Mack/Hammerly; MR 7901, 02, 03: Mack/Pierce).  Also Fleet Services: 1988 Mack/Waldbuilt wrecker; 1989 Mack fuel truck; Field Comm: 1985 Mack/Saulsbury.

Now if FDNy would just have a pumper or two built on Mack Granite chassis, we could update this and start all over again. ;D
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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 04:29:12 PM »
Either ENG*91 or 91-2 had a new R Model assigned to them .....when SQ*1 was organized Dec '77 they received ENG*242s R Model .....one of the R Models later was used by the old Model Cities Fire Salvage * 4 in BKLYN.....the R model Rescue Rigs were great to drive...i always liked having that big motor out in front.
 

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 12:38:27 AM »
   I don't have the shop #'s but the 1969 Mack R's were originally assigned to Engines: 38, 91-2, 209, 277 & 303. 91-2, 209 & 277's were replaced with 1972 Mack CF's and reassigned to: 242, 305 & 324.  I  read somewhere that the one assigned to E242 was going to be reassigned to the new Squad 1 but the officers of E242 wanted to keep it and it remained with E242 until 1980, when E242 received a 1979 Mack CF.  The ones assiigned to 38, 303 & 324 were replaced with 1978 Mack CF's in 1979 and the one at E305 was replaced in 1980 with a 1979 Mack CF. ;)

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 12:57:10 AM »
GMAN not to dispute your post but i was pretty sure that SQ*1 when re organized in BKLYN in '77 did have 242s Mack R as their Rig ? if not then what did they have originally ?

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 03:13:38 AM »
GMAN not to dispute your post but i was pretty sure that SQ*1 when re organized in BKLYN in '77 did have 242s Mack R as their Rig ? if not then what did they have originally ?
  They did but E242 got their RF back.  Squad 1 was listed as running with a 1972 Mack CF #MP7214 that was originally assigned to Sq. 4 until it was disbanded on May 1, 1976. It was then a was a spare and then assigned to Sq.1 and is listed in the July 1978 Fire Bell Club News Notes.  I also see E290 had a 1975 Mack CF #MP7504 that was replaced in 1979 with a 1978 Mack CF then it was reassigned to Sq.1 and that rig is listed in the July 1979 Fire Bell Club News Notes.  ;)

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2018, 04:15:56 AM »
^^^^^ OK Thanks... makes sense i just remembered the R Mack originally & i did not pay attention to what they had until they got the '82 or '83 ALF (which was the first Rig to be painted with an experimental white roof to keep the inside cooler) that they still had when i covered there in the late '80s.
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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2018, 08:50:08 AM »
"R" model Macks were great trucks no matter what they were used for, i.e. fire, oil or gas, dump, semi-tractors, etc. It was a shame when Mack went down the tubes so to speak.

 "Memory Master", I sure agree with you on that. You just couldn't kill those mack trucks, whether they were the "R" model or the "CFs".

 For example, after serving during the very busy FDNY War Years, with some patching up work, many served another decade in some very busy places.

 Providence, R.I., during their own set of busy "War Years", put TWO Mack CF Tower Ladders in service that had seen very heavy fire duty within the FDNY. Those Two former FDNY Tower Ladders then served as Providence Ladders 1 and 2. The busiest Ladder Companies in the city. They sure saw their share of action in that city as well. I know because I was spending time chasing fire trucks in that place too (besides the FDNY).

 Another former FDNY Mack CF Tower Ladder served in the very busy City of Chelsea, Mass for many years during a very busy time for that city as well.

 In Norwich, Ct where I live, A Mack CF Pumper that had served in those very busy FDNY years became a front line piece for a local volunteer fire department. Then after serving there, it became a Reserve Pumper for a career department within that city as well.

 I also would like to mention, "thank you to those who commented regarding those GREAT Mack "R" Models that served within the FDNY. What these guys say, "we need to carve in stone". The history and their knowledge of the FDNY is amazing. When the question was asked of the Mack "R" Models, I could only think of two that I had remembered. Then when the story is told, it all fits together.

 Thanks to ALL. 

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2018, 11:31:25 AM »
Chelsea MA, X FDNY TL-22. In addition they purchased Engine 36 Mack. In 1992 both rigs were involved in a MVA while responding to a MFA and were written off.

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2018, 11:35:12 AM »
Another busy FDNY unit that saw service in another town was TL-44 which went to Somerville MA as well as two engines.

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2018, 07:13:26 PM »
Who's yellow tower ladder is that and does anyone have a better picture of it?

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Re: Mack R question
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2018, 10:16:32 AM »


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