250th Truck

250th Truck

 

250 trucks in nine years, I did not think this is where I would end up.  What started as a simple suggestion made this into an international company, featured in three articles, displayed in the Pierce Mfg. booth at FRI, 15 trucks built for raffles / donation.  I have had a great time building all the different trucks over the years.

This truck was a project that took over a year to design, work out all of the details and over seven weeks to build.  There was a great amount of debate on which truck would be the 250th.  It seemed appropriate to build Brighton Fire’s Tower 51 as the 250th truck.  I have built this truck a total of 15 times and this will be the last time.

          

Here are the details for this truck:

  • The front bumper compartment opens and has all of its equipment.
  • The front wheels are steerable.
  • The cab tilts.
  • Detailed engine compartment.
  • All the cab doors open and close.
  • The cab is detailed just as the full size version has.
  • The pump panel step slides out.
  • All the outriggers slide out, deploy down and stabilize the truck.
  • All the compartment doors open and close.
  • All the compartments have their appropriate equipment.
  • The aerial rotates, lifts, extends and retracts.
  • The platform doors opens and closes.
  • The platform can be leveled.