10/12/11 52 W, 1 I - + 10 - 1 Ford Not Chevy

This is a reminder to update my records and web pages, to reflect that the airport's 1952 pick-up truck with a skid-mounted, dual-agent system was a Ford and not a Chevy. Thanks Chad, for catching. Bet that was a beautiful shade of red... Click to enlarge:

Durham Herald photo

Later on this dual agent unit was mounted in a trailer (one of those small, military types. For a couple of weeks it was mounted in a 1966 Chevy pick-up, but due to overloading it was moved back to the trailer. I can’t remember what we ever did with it. We had a different dual agent unit in the 1957 Chevy one-ton pick-up when I started at the airport that was moved to the 1980 Chevy K30. I don’t know about the one pictured, but the one that was on the 1957/1980 Chevy trucks was never discharged while I was there.

They were powered by a set of nitrogen (I think that’s right) filled tanks and worked like a fire extinguisher, basically. Charge the system, discharge the agent, then refill/recharge.
DJ - 10/13/11 - 08:15

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