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Brunei HP12
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No: 1935   Contributor: Frank van der Weerden   Year: 1999   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: Brunei
Brunei HP12

Mercedes-Benz 4436/Bronto 66-2T2 BG7020 1989
Picture added on 16 January 2007
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At this time (1999) this Mercedes Hydraulic Platform is still new and it undergoes trial along with the other one Mercedes HP and the new Iveco Magirus Turntable Ladder. Where do you take this photo? looks like the Brunei fire (BFRD) HQ in Berakas.The name 'Perkhidmatan Bomba Brunei' (Brunei Fire Services) had been changed into 'Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat' (Fire and Rescue Department). BFRD purchased two of this appliance and both of them are under the command of the F command and stationed at the F command Jerudong and Tumasek fire station. Although arrived in Brunei in 1999 but it is operational in 2000 after the belssing ceremony of this appliance.The reason the BFRD bought this appliance is because to prepare for the APEC conference year 2000 in Brunei and the building of the high rise skyscraper in Brunei.

Added by Bomba Boy on 17 January 2007.
Nice photo Frank.Hope you can upload more photos on BFRD fire appliances&i will comment on it.Recently there were a tender for the repair of 4 Bronto Skylift (including the HP12) in BFRD fleet.What do you mean of the year 1989?Was it the year they manufacture the Bronto Skylift?.The registration no code 'BG' stands for Brunei Government so every government vehicle in Brunei is registrated under BG.

Added by Bomba Boy on 17 January 2007.
Bomba Boy, I have a fleetlist made myself of the Brunei Fire Service. I got also detailed information at the workshop. They told me that the that Bronto (HP12)was from 1989. I took the photo near the Istana. I'm at work for the moment so will check out tomorrow.

Added by Fire995 on 17 January 2007.
The fire station near the istana is under F command-Tumasek fire station.

Added by Bomba Boy on 18 January 2007.
This Mercedes 4436/Bronto 66-2T2 BG7020 was finally sold and bought by its new owner, Soon Lee Heavy Machinery (SLHM) of Sungai Liang, Belait District. I've seen this appliance along with HP11 at SLHM yard just behind Soon Lee mega mart of Sg.Liang.

Not sure why BFRD tend to sold this precious applaince as in Brunei it is only two units. Its 'twins' were still serving at Tumasek FRS.

Added by Bomba Boy on 12 October 2008.
Bomba Boy: actually This Mercedes 4436/Bronto 66-2T2 alrdy in Brunei on 1995. This Mercedes 4436/Bronto 66-2T2 BG7020 have problem with engine

Added by Commander Squad F on 03 September 2009.
What an impressive rig, in the Far East...those Bronto's are all over the world...even one in a small city, near me, in the back-woods.

Thanks to everyone above, for posting all the information.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 05 September 2009.
the BG7020 already sold to its new Malaysian owner. It has been repair and refurbish. This machine now looks new. It cost a lot to repair this machine. Any further information can email to elleong@live.com.my

Added by LL on 22 January 2010.
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