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I'm Back Finally!!! Four Wheel Drive Fire Engines

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mxfireman, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. mxfireman

    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    Well after six weeks in Northern California in the academy, I am finally back and happy that I am home with my wife and daughter. Since all of you are into four wheel drives I have some pictures of off road day at the academy with our four wheel drive engines. Here ya go!

    The first two pictures are of an engine on a side slope. A portion of the slope is cut out so the higher you drive up on the slope you have to counter steer into the slide down hill to keep from rolling the engine. The next pictures are of the bowl which we had to drive down then back out of.

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  2. mxfireman

    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some more pictures.......

    These pictures are of a slope that is 40%. Our policy is that we can not drive up or down a slope that is 41% and higher. The engines are a model 5 and 14. The 14 has air actuated transfer case and high low range. The model 5 is manual shifted into four wheel drive and high low range by levers.

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  3. Drey

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    Air Actuated 4wd ... Drooool

    What do them things have for motors in them? Enough snort to make it up those grades easy?
     
  4. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    What academy is this, besides the obvious. Nice pics Shane.
     
  5. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    most likely a DT466 Navistar
     
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    looks like back home by the american river
     
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    got any flex pics? haha

    looks like fun to drive
     
  8. mxfireman

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    DT466 in them like stated above. Some are the newer 4900 series.

    It is the Company Officer Academy for CDF. 6 weeks of learning how to be an engineer for CDF

    Surpip: This was in Ione, Ca. About an hour out of Sacramento.

    Muddy: It is a flex pic!!! lol
     

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