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Dennis SFD322 XL Sabre
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No: 23056   Contributor: Andrew Middleton   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis SFD322 XL Sabre

Dennis Sabre from West Midlands C5 King's Norton. One of seven allocated in 2000 and one of 70 in total. Does anyone know where the 05/56 and 07 batches are allocated too?

Ed.: registration W922BOA
Picture added on 27 April 2010 at 17:07
add commentComments:
I have the following

BU56 RFF Northfield
BU56 RFL & BU05DZK Hay Mills
BX07 ZZV Oldbury
BX07 ZZP Handsworth

sorry i dont know the rest.

Added by Stuart Purves on 27 April 2010.
Thank you Stuart. Need West Mids and H&W then i've got the lot.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 28 April 2010.
The 05/56 -07 between 2005 - 07 reg appliances are allocated at the following stations.

C8 Billesley
E7 Bilston
Fallings Park
B7 Bickenhill
Cradley Heath
Woodgate Valley
C5 Kings Norton
A5 Perry Barr
A2 Aston

I hope this helps. any other information on west midlands i am happy to provide with.

Added by Fozaib Khan on 06 May 2010.
Thanks very much Fozaib. it helps.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 06 May 2010.
No probs nice picture mate by the way, shame dennis stop making fire appliances though.

Added by Fozaib Khan on 06 May 2010.
Certainly is. By the way, Nay Mills has one of the Bremachs, where's the other?

Added by Andrew Middleton on 07 May 2010.
Its C9 Hay mills mate, the 05/56 reg have both new identicles between 2005-07 are based at this station lol.

Added by Fozaib Khan on 07 May 2010.
Yes, typing error. Been up all night watching the election and the country veering back to the days of Thatcherism.

Added by Andy Middleton on 07 May 2010.
The other Bremach is based at Dudley.

Added by Michael Penny on 07 May 2010.
Thanks Micheal. In Birmingham tomorrow adding the sabres to my collection. Any idea what pumping appliances WMFS are opting for now the Sabre is no more?

Added by Andy Middleton on 08 May 2010.
Can anyone tell me which fire station was on Albion Street? Looks neat on streetview.

Added by Andy Middleton on 11 May 2010.
Andy, West Mids have just had a large batch of Volvo FLLs built/delivered by JDC, think there are about 10 of them.

Added by Stuart Purves on 11 May 2010.
Albion street near to ladywood fire station district in jewellery quarter and transformed in to a nursery. Seen the 1st off the new Volvo flying to a job on the perry barr fly over the other day.

Added by Fozaib Khan on 12 May 2010.
Stuart, Fozaib, Wonderful. Off next weekend and I'm making a few days of it. Getting the last of the Sabres in H&W and then West Mids. Anyone seen Cradley Heath's new Sabre outside the station on Streetview?

Added by Andy Middleton on 12 May 2010.
The sabre is nearly 3 years old and yea i've seen it back in 2008 when out filming the turn outs.

Added by Fozaib Khan on 13 May 2010.
The fire station in Albion Street was in fact called ALBION STYREET and was Station 11 in the old 'Birmingham Fire and Ambulance Service' days

Added by Ian Thomposn on 17 February 2012.
Does any one know what the classification SFD 322 means , XL is extra length cab but not sure what the SFD 322 indicates , many thanks

Added by Gary Bolton on 18 February 2012.
As with any vehicle manufacturer, Dennis has it's own World Manufacturers Identity, which is SFD.

S= Signifies World location (UK)
F= Signifies Company Division (Fire)
D= Signifies Company ID (Dennis)

Here is a Made up vin number:SFD322L531GS41234

SFD - World Manufacturers Identity
3 - Wheelbase
2 - Engine
2 - Transmission
L - PTO Type/Ratio
5 - Axle Type/Ratio
3 - Mark/Series
1 - Build Year
G - Build Plant
S - Model
4 - Cab Type
1234- Serial Number

Hope this helps

Added by Simon Gunning on 19 February 2012.
Simon thats very interesting many thanks, so what engine and transmission would be represented by the 322 suffix , I have seen some Sabres classed as 222/343 for example ? Dennis were pretty good at explaining the old class numbers with the F/R/RS/SS series , but the classifications are not as well known when it comes to the later examples ...Sabre and Rapier , thanks again.

Added by Gary Bolton on 20 February 2012.
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