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Shimo Maruko Fire station Isuzu pump
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No: 16942   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Isuzu   Country: Japan
Shimo Maruko Fire station Isuzu pump

TOKYO FIRE DEPARTMENT
PUMPER - ISUZU (2007)
SHIMO MARUKO FS (2ND DISTRICT)
Picture added on 17 May 2009 at 10:01
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Characteristic rear mounted Tokyo hose cart. This is a larger battery powered ride-on cart with lights, warning horns and even folding mirrors. The vast majority of Tokyo's pumpers include a cart like this.

These carry both 70 mm and 45 mm pre-connected flaked hoses, and are primarily employed when long lays through narrow streets or lanes are required.

They vary in size and capacity, and include smaller hand carts as well as some of the larger ones which also include a high capacity monitor.

In Japan pumpers usually set into a hydrant or underground water sump using suction hose, so they are closer to the water source than to the fire. This makes it important to have a quick means of running lines from the pumper...

Added by Rob Johnson on 16 August 2017.
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