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Offline grumpy grizzly

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1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« on: July 24, 2019, 07:47:04 PM »
With all the posts about KME and Seagrave what was the story behind the E-One loaned to FDNY for an evaluation. I have seen a picture of E-275 and I know it went to several other units as well. Was FDNY just happy with the Seagraves or was the E-One just not suitable for their needs?
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1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
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Offline ladder197

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Re: 1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 08:03:41 PM »
That was an E-One Hush pumper with the motor under the hose bed also.

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Re: 1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 08:34:09 PM »
^^^^ Yes there was one test Hush Pumper that rotated thru 275...290...64 & ? (maybe 283 not sure).....it was called a Hush Pumper because the cab/crew area was quiet because the motor was below the hose bed....however the crew cab area was wide open inside & gear etc slid around not like a standard pumper that had the motor in between & was more compartmented but another drawback was that to access the motor for other than the most routine things the entire hose bed had to be emptied .....the Siren was good though.   

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Re: 1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 12:47:23 AM »
^^^^ Yes there was one test Hush Pumper that rotated thru 275...290...64 & ? (maybe 283 not sure).....it was called a Hush Pumper because the cab/crew area was quiet because the motor was below the hose bed....however the crew cab area was wide open inside & gear etc slid around not like a standard pumper that had the motor in between & was more compartmented but another drawback was that to access the motor for other than the most routine things the entire hose bed had to be emptied .....the Siren was good though.   
  It also went to Eng. 8

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Re: 1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 07:30:11 AM »
To my understanding and I could be wrong the crews liked it but it wasn’t built well enough to handle the streets.

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Re: 1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 04:42:46 PM »
I've always wondered that if they wanted to try out an E-One why they didn't get one like our pumpers, none of which had a rear engine.

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Re: 1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 07:37:20 PM »
Biggest downfall to that rig/E-1 was that the hosebed needed to be stripped to access the motor compartment for the shops.

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Re: 1996 Emergency-One, Engine 275
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2019, 06:31:30 AM »
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