05/23/07 155 W, 1 I - + 18 - 18 Save Zebulon's Old Mack Pumper

Who wants to buy a fire truck? Zebulon's 1948 Mack Type 45 pumper is being auctioned as part of a two-day auction on June 15th and 16th. The post-War engine was purchased new by the town for $7,150. It is equipped with a 500 GPM pump and a 150 gallon tank. Later bought by a private citizen, the classic apparatus has been used several times a year by the fire department for education and other public events. It was also maintained as needed by fire department members. Here's the auction web site. The vehicle sale starts Saturday, June 16th at 1:00 p.m. Note that Mike's records say 1948 as the model year, and the auction site says 1945. Not sure who is correct. We're told the thing could catch $8,000 to $10,000, or maybe higher, or maybe much higher. Let's hope someone local can buy it and keep it from leaving Wake County.

I believe that Mike is correct, the truck is a 1948 model.
Zeb101 - 05/23/07 - 17:09

Wouldn’t it be great if the county or someone with some change could purchase it so that it could be used as a caisson.
Mike - 05/23/07 - 17:43

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