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Humberside Fire Brigade Shelvoke WrT
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No: 1703   Contributor: Graham Willey   Year: 1980   Manufacturer: Shelvoke   Country: United Kingdom
Humberside Fire Brigade Shelvoke WrT

The appliance was delivered as a WrL but proved unpopular as the main ladder was difficult to un-ship. So It was then placed on the run as WrT with the main ladder removed.
Picture added on 05 December 2006
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It's quite sad that this appliance is not popular at the Humbershire FB.But in Brunei our firefighters like our Shelvoke appliances very much due to its size and it's maneuveribilty.

Added by Bomba Boy on 06 December 2006.
Does anybody know where abouts in Humberside this appliance used to serve.

Added by Nathan Smith on 04 March 2007.
Hi this photo was taken at A2 stn Clough Road in Hull

Added by Mark Loudon on 05 March 2007.
Started life at Hull North (A2), then to Pocklington (A7) in 1986, 1992 it went to the reserve fleet and then disposed in 1995. THey whole fleet of S+D's were disposed of between 1992 + 1995.

Added by Matthew Leggott on 15 April 2007.
When I was at Immingham in the eighties, the Shelvoke (C44) progressively fell to pieces.We hated it.It was replaced with a nice new Dennis!

Added by Alan Smith on 25 April 2012.
I have to agree with Alan. We did hate it. This Shelvoke was horrendous to drive. Our initial delight at having a shiny new engine as water ladder was very soon knocked back when it was removed from the front line and given a role as second water tender at Immingham! Rolled around corners and the ladders were far to high!

Added by Graham Hambling on 01 January 2017.
Some would agree that Shelvoke's entry into the fire appliance business was rather hasty, with a very short development program, an unhappy focus on cost cutting and no new features which could not already be found on other makes.

All of this was the outcome of an almost desperate effort to beat Dennis at their own game, because Dennis was eating their lunch in their mainstay garbage truck business. No wonder they were forced to sell out to Dennis not many years later!

Added by Rob Johnson on 23 March 2018.
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