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Essex County FRS - Colchester Rescue Tender
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No: 19366   Contributor: Peter Bromley   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Scania   Country: United Kingdom
Essex County FRS - Colchester Rescue Tender

This is Colchester's Rescue Tender (EU54 YAY). This appliance has served at Colchester since its arrival in the brigade, and also carries a Moffett Mounty on the rear.

Seen on forecourt of E10 on there 2009 Open Day!
Picture added on 14 September 2009 at 12:22
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Er,Um!; what would a Moffett Mounty be exactly?

For those of us, from far-away lands.....

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 15 September 2009.
It's a truck mounted fork lift truck, used to carry equipment around the fire ground .

Added by John Johnstone on 15 September 2009.
Pat_R-B,no,its not a name we call your Mountied Police(RCMP),a Moffett Mounty is a fork lift truck thats carried on the back of the appliance and is used to take off the equipment that the appliance carries in large ballets.

Added by Pete Matten on 15 September 2009.
Yes, now - I can see the fork-lift's tire at the rear.

Have seen same idea used in commercial truck operations over here - again, for pallet-loads such as building supplies, sods (lawn-turf, that is) & etc.

Allows for one-man operation - don't have to pay for a swamper, or, lumper, or, helper...aka Driver's Mate.

Thanks for the come-back, Pete & John; would never have guessed it.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 16 September 2009.
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