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But a good one.

5 of us left at 6 this morning to drive to Lincoln to look at a Fed Surplus truck to turn into a tender for our VFD, just now got back home

We got this 1090 bought

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But while we was there I saw this one (of five) and  couldn't resist taking it "just once around the parking lot"😄

The batteries were up and of course they don't need a key😏

What a cool beast, wish we could of found a use for it, was a blast to drive

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5 hours ago, sandhiller said:

wish we could of found a use for it,

Put a tank on it for a water truck, put a bed on it for bales, put a fifth wheel plate on it for hauling more bales on a step deck, drive it to church.  I can try keep giving you reasons to buy it!! 😬😬😬

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4 hours ago, Farmall1066 said:

Put a tank on it for a water truck, put a bed on it for bales, put a fifth wheel plate on it for hauling more bales on a step deck, drive it to church.  I can try keep giving you reasons to buy it!! 😬😬😬

If has a fifth wheel plate so is in tractor configuration now.

There is not enough frame to fit the size tank it could carry weight wize 

It is TALL.

We get into some pretty sketchy places. A low center of gravity is towards the top of the list. 

I can come up with many reasons to want it but practical ☹️

3 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

But more importantly, who got to drive it home😁

HaHaHa.

After the first hundred miles the fun is fading😄

Will go down with a flatbed trailer and bring ours and another for the neighboring fire district.

 

On the 4 axle truck, super easy to drive and the rear axle helps going round corners by steering a little bit 

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@sandhillerWhatever happened to the big truck you guys had that lost the motor east of town? Ugly thing that was maybe a 4X4? Looked like it should have been a good deal but it sat in Marty’s shop forever. 
The other one that intrigued me was the one Turner got for Kimes. 

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2 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

@sandhillerWhatever happened to the big truck you guys had that lost the motor east of town? Ugly thing that was maybe a 4X4? Looked like it should have been a good deal but it sat in Marty’s shop forever. 
The other one that intrigued me was the one Turner got for Kimes. 

It was Crash Rescue Pumper ( from an airport), can't seem to find a pic of it now (yes it was a big ugly yellow). But I converted it to fight grass fires. 

It was kinda cool and kinda not cool. 

Driver sat in the middle with room for two to my right and one to my left. 

We let it go back to the Forest Service when the 8V92 blew. 

It looked close to this one we used as a town pumper. 

They were both a lot of fun to drive but a little big and clunky. 

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How much do these cost???  Hopefully it's not hitting the tax payers pocket book too much after retro fitting them. Our local town bought a "fire boat". Was a great deal, we have a big lake, after they had to rebuild the motor, as well as pumps, could have had 2 brand new pump trucks 🤔🤔

Mark

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5 hours ago, nc1112 said:

Those Stewart Stevenson trucks are handy as heck. How big of tank are you going to put on it? 

 

 

 

We have a 1600 gallon tank on hand for it.

 

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57 minutes ago, td9inidaho said:

How much do these cost???  Hopefully it's not hitting the tax payers pocket book too much after retro fitting them. Our local town bought a "fire boat". Was a great deal, we have a big lake, after they had to rebuild the motor, as well as pumps, could have had 2 brand new pump trucks 🤔🤔

Mark

We got it for $7000.

I got three 1600 gallon tanks donated by a tank manufacturer a few years back. I pulled a trailer to Minnesota to get them. No expense to the district.

This truck will put the last of the three into use.

We have a pump that was donated to us by another dept to put on it.

We will have it on line for under $10K.

We will get $12565 from property tax money this year.

Out of that, insurance (takes about half), firehall upkeep, electricity, telephone, and the rest goes to maintenance on the trucks and fuel .

We are all volunteers, don't take a dime, don't ask for one and in fact pay out of our own pockets for some things just to volunteer our time to run a fire dept.

We hold fundraisers also to cover costs.

We build, repair and maintain our trucks ourselves.

Spend a lot of time away from our jobs and families to do it.

It is a job not everyone is willing to do.

I think the taxpayers are getting a pretty damn good deal.

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We had an all volunteer fire department for many years,the fire board pushed for a full time paid crew about 10 years ago,claiming it would reduce our insurance costs. The reduced insurance never showed up on my bill but the increased property tax did. Then about 6 years ago they pushed for a sales tax increase claiming it would reduce our property tax. Now they get both taxes and spend money like water.

Hopefully the people in these all volunteer districts realize what a bargain they are getting. Thank you all for your dedication and service.

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8 hours ago, sandhiller said:

We got it for $7000.

I got three 1600 gallon tanks donated by a tank manufacturer a few years back. I pulled a trailer to Minnesota to get them. No expense to the district.

This truck will put the last of the three into use.

We have a pump that was donated to us by another dept to put on it.

We will have it on line for under $10K.

We will get $12565 from property tax money this year.

Out of that, insurance (takes about half), firehall upkeep, electricity, telephone, and the rest goes to maintenance on the trucks and fuel .

We are all volunteers, don't take a dime, don't ask for one and in fact pay out of our own pockets for some things just to volunteer our time to run a fire dept.

We hold fundraisers also to cover costs.

We build, repair and maintain our trucks ourselves.

Spend a lot of time away from our jobs and families to do it.

It is a job not everyone is willing to do.

I think the taxpayers are getting a pretty damn good deal.

I am very glad to see you all are doing very well with that tax money. Sorry if I came across wrong, was just merely going off what our city and volunteer depts are doing. One dept chief only spends money on new trucks, but never sells, or moves on the older. He has a fleet of em now.  A cple years ago, a house fire occured, they had a really nice truck sitting there, and only 2 volunteers to run it, they lost the structure.  I think his priorities are a little off key. 

Mark

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2 hours ago, td9inidaho said:

I am very glad to see you all are doing very well with that tax money. Sorry if I came across wrong, was just merely going off what our city and volunteer depts are doing. One dept chief only spends money on new trucks, but never sells, or moves on the older. He has a fleet of em now.  A cple years ago, a house fire occured, they had a really nice truck sitting there, and only 2 volunteers to run it, they lost the structure.  I think his priorities are a little off key. 

Mark

And I apologize if I fired back too quickly and without warrant 

Touchy subject with me.

As sec/treas I know where our money comes from and where it goes down to the penny.

And, as if I didn't have enough paperwork 

I now have  to deal with the state auditor.

He is fighting corruption in some of the big depts on the east end of the state.

To go after them, he has to go after everyone.

We operate our FD like our ranches.

The most dependable equipment for the least amount of money.

We don't look  for thanks for what we do but being accused of being reckless with tax dollars is a kick in the gut.

It comes up out here every so often and I just tell them "we are a volunteer organization and have room for one more, I'll get you an application."

We hold a meeting once a month that is open to the public.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

I wuz thinninking a "bull hauler" for RonDiesel------but then realized not enuff chrome nor lights!!!!B)

DD

Well, Anson, if you take me up on that ride to Grand Island for Red Power Roundup that I offered you, you’ll find that we bullhaulers enjoy a comfortable ride.  My Petercar isn’t a Cadillac but I’m guessing it rides better than Jeff’s grass rigs (Jeff would know, he runs a Petercar at night). 

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2 minutes ago, ihrondiesel said:

Well, Anson, if you take me up on that ride to Grand Island for Red Power Roundup that I offered you, you’ll find that we bullhaulers enjoy a comfortable ride.  My Petercar isn’t a Cadillac but I’m guessing it rides better than Jeff’s grass rigs (Jeff would know, he runs a Petercar at night). 

I can already see the parking lot there. A bullrack that is still dripping as you unloaded a block away, a tanker that smells like sulfur, as I unloaded 25 miles south. A gas tanker that is sitting in line to load 15 miles away. 
I might have to borrow a Petercar so I fit in. 😊

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29 minutes ago, ihrondiesel said:

My Petercar isn’t a Cadillac but I’m guessing it rides better than Jeff’s grass rigs (Jeff would know, he runs a Petercar at night

Like a leather LaZyboy on 24.5's😉

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11 hours ago, sandhiller said:

And I apologize if I fired back too quickly and without warrant 

Touchy subject with me.

As sec/treas I know where our money comes from and where it goes down to the penny.

And, as if I didn't have enough paperwork 

I now have  to deal with the state auditor.

He is fighting corruption in some of the big depts on the east end of the state.

To go after them, he has to go after everyone.

We operate our FD like our ranches.

The most dependable equipment for the least amount of money.

We don't look  for thanks for what we do but being accused of being reckless with tax dollars is a kick in the gut.

It comes up out here every so often and I just tell them "we are a volunteer organization and have room for one more, I'll get you an application."

We hold a meeting once a month that is open to the public.

 

 

Holy crap Jeff, sec/treas too. How do you find the time?  I can’t hardly keep up with my little cow herd and off farm job. Much respect for your dedication to the fire dept. I know a few guys that got multiple irons in the fire like you and I’m envious of all they can get accomplished. Most are volunteers also. 

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