The Walters were actually pretty cool trucks. The 1959 out at RDU left right before I started, so we had the 1973 CB-3000 and the CBDG (I think that was it. The CB-3000 was CFR-4. It carried 3000 gallons of water and 500 gallons of foam concentrate (AFFF) in twin bladders. It was powered by twin Detroit diesels and had twin 750 gpm pumps. The cab was huge and drafty. Ours was unique becasue there were NO MUFFLERS!. It would run about 52-53 mph tops.
The other one was a 1500 gallon truck with 180 gallons of foam (AFFF) concentrate. It had one Detroit diesel as a driving engine, and I think it was a Ford industrial diesel as the pumping engine (for a 1000 gpm pump). This truck was much faster (about 65 mph) but was very top heavy. It was designed as a combination ARFF and structural truck. Brett Fowler and I eventually rigged a 1 1/2” crosslay on it for structural use.
Those were the days…..
DJ (Email) - 06/26/07 - 10:02
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Legeros - 07/01/07 - 09:52