Author Topic: Seagrave to take up new contract over KME  (Read 4779 times)

Offline grumpy grizzly

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Re: Seagrave to take up new contract over KME
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2019, 06:31:43 PM »
2010-15 16 KME's purchased, 3 in active service.
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Re: Seagrave to take up new contract over KME
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Re: Seagrave to take up new contract over KME
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2019, 09:52:38 PM »
Boston had a TON of problems with their KME's, but they were almost entirely related to the Navistar MaxxForce engines used.  Eventually they removed almost all of them from service.

Boston bought in batches, a rescue, 3 engines, 3 engines, 5 engines, 3 rear mounts, a rear mount, a tower, a rescue, and finally an high pressure engines that took 2 years to take delivery because BFD fought the truck the whole way. Out of the 18 KMEs purchased only the rescues, the HP pump assigned to 22 and the last rear mount assigned to 16 remain in front line service. New twin rescues are being specd out now to replace both KMEs and a e-one metro is on order to replace the KME rear mount. Some of the KMEs remain as spares, some have been disposed of.

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Re: Seagrave to take up new contract over KME
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2019, 07:30:20 AM »
How were they "disposed of", did Boston sell them? Did they ever change any of the Navistar engines?

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Re: Seagrave to take up new contract over KME
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2019, 09:40:37 AM »
Navistar International Corporation yesterday in a federal court in Chicago settled a lawsuit for selling 65,000 faulty exhaust treatment systems sold between 2010 and 2013 for $159 million.

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Re: Seagrave to take up new contract over KME
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2019, 09:45:07 AM »
My source also says E-55 and E-48 have KME's. Both companies are in the Rosindale/West Roxbury section which is pretty quiet for the most part.
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