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Land Rover Light Pump
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No: 15682   Contributor: Barrie Green   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Land Rover   Country: United Kingdom
Land Rover Light Pump

YMB 475J was a light pump operated by Cheshire Fire Brigade for the then new Shopping City complex at Runcorn. It was specially built 'low height' to access the shopping malls and car parks. Respored it was seen at the Derby Fire Show 2008
Picture added on 02 March 2009
add commentComments:
Barrie, this is the Land Rover I was asking you about when we were in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago. As I mentioned I'm in touch with the new owner and he would like any info you may have about it's past. If you could send to my private email, I have tried to contact you via your brigade email.

Added by Matt Ireland on 08 November 2012.
Yes Matt no problems.....I have seen off work since then on a course. Will do some digging when I get back to 'normal'

Added by Barrie Green on 09 November 2012.
For another low height Land Rover for a shopping centre see picture #20651. Later at Wellesbourne airfield.

Added by Peter Williams on 09 November 2012.
Hi any information on YMB 475K, would be most gratefully accepted, which is still running and ready to go.
former WMFS

Added by Eric Birch on 04 February 2017.
Great picture and very smart looking vehicle, good to know she still survives.

Added by Alan Howard on 26 February 2017.
I served at Runcorn Fire Station from 1975 for 27 years and drove this appliance many times.

Added by Keith McGibbon on 27 February 2017.
Keith:

I am interested to know how it handled, and if in particular that monster pusher-bumper made the steering heavy. Although from the photo, it actually looks a bit as if the rear axle is what is overloaded.

A lot of fire brigades used modified Land Rovers, and unfortunately some of the changes that were made often created problems, affecting acceleration, braking, handling, steering and off-road capabilities...

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 June 2018.
As far as am aware the front bumper was a water tank and apparently it rolled badly.

Added by Neal Glover on 05 June 2018.
Neal:

That would be one of the maddest ideas, and maybe get the prize for turning an inherently perfectly safe vehicle into a potential death trap!

Added by Rob Johnson on 06 June 2018.
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