Arcola Pleasant Valley VFD
1968 Power Wagon

Brush Truck still in service in VA

 
 

   Truck Details:

  • 1968 Power Wagon 4X4 Model R65M
  • 126" wheelbase
  • 251 cid 6 cylinder flathead - 115hp@3600 rpm
  • 4SYN NP420 4 speed manual transmission
  • NP205 transfer case
  • 3200 lb front axle
  • 583 7000 lb rear axle
  • 10 Ton PTO winch
  • Gearing unknown - max road speed is less than 50 mph

    Fire Equipment:

  • 250 GPM PTO pump, 200 gal water tank
  • 200' 3/4" Booster reel
  • 300' of 3" supply line
  • 200' of 1.5" attack line
  • large collection of water packs, rakes, shovels, axes,
    Husky chainsaw, strainers, hand tools, and flashlights
   
   
 

Bought new in 1968, this truck is still in active service as a brush truck and aux|
pumper. The fire crew always looks forward to running this truck, even though it
is very stiff, very loud, very slow, and tends to vibrate at about 38 mph.

 

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