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1977 Dennis F60 Emergency Tender
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No: 11815   Contributor: Dr. B.A. Hutchinson   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
1977 Dennis F60 Emergency Tender

On a cold and damp Saturday afternoon in late autumn in the North of England 8 cylinders of a Rolls B81 spluttered into life. Although usually good starters when kept in a warm appliance bay they are a little bit nore reluctant to roar into life when they live in a barn.

FGR281S is a Dennis F60 Emergency Tender formerly of the Durham County Fire Brigade. The engine coupled to a manual 5 speed gearbox. There are two power take offs, one for the Hydrovane 25cfm rotary compressor and the other for a 7.5kW 110 Volt generator. Lighting masts can be manually extended from the rear of the machine.

A little unusual is that there is only one forward crew door on the nearside.

Picture added on 18 October 2008
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The B81 was the standard engine on Raf machines for a long time, a wonderful unit when warm and heavy on petrol!

Added by John Stott on 19 October 2008.
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