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1979 Dennis Fire engine
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No: 26253   Contributor: Tractor Paul   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
1979 Dennis Fire engine

Found this 1979 Dennis parked in a farmyard today
Reg KNP437T suggests a Worcestershire registration
Picture added on 02 January 2011 at 17:36
add commentComments:
Tractor Paul, This is indeed an ex Hereford and Worcester Fire Brigade machine. I know this as I did my recruits training on this machine! We used three R series, this one and 433 and 434T. They were lovely machines and I spent many hours polishing those lockers!! Nice to see its still around but very sad for me to see it in this condition.

Added by Matt Ireland on 02 January 2011.
These were lovely appliances. We had 11 in total in Clwyd, 8 with Rolls Royce engines and 3 with the perkins. Found one a couple of years ago on the Wirral, not seen since, believed to have gone to Holland sadly.

Added by Michael C. Smith on 03 January 2011.
Can anyone tell me is this fire engine for sale

Added by Peter gornall on 03 January 2011.
Yes, indeed, an ex-Hereford & Worcester R133 which was one of a batch of six.

So far as Clwyd is concerned, only RJC 916-918T were R133 jobs, their other eight were the R61 version.

Added by Ian Moore on 03 January 2011.
Not sure 100% but think our (Clwyd) Perkins diesels were R130. They were quick round town and on take up but never sounded as good as a petrol Rolls Royce, didnt backfire either! 2 of the RJC-T batch are supposedly exported, shame really R types WERE the best in Clwyd (personal view!).

Added by Gary Simpson on 05 January 2011.
Does anyone know what manual gearbox was used when they had the Rolls Royce engines fitted?

Added by Martin on 25 August 2011.
The Clwyd R's were R133's Gary.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 25 August 2011.
Think H&W were Perkins with Allison Autobox. Have also been told that Clwyd RJC918T has been scrapped in Holland for its roller shutter doors, any further info would be appreciated.

Added by Gary Simpson on 25 August 2011.
Oh blimey no!!!! Thats awful news.

Added by Michael C Smith on 26 August 2011.
Gutted me Michael, would like it confirming but had it from a very good source last sunday.


Added by Gary Simpson on 27 August 2011.
KNP 437T ran when brand new, (and for some time after) as the Water Ladder, call sign 4-1-1 running from Malvern fire station H&WFB, stn.41.
She was one of a batch of six, as Ian rightly say's.They were; KNP 433T-Hereford WrL, KNP 434T- Droitwich Spa WrL2. KNP 435T-WrL Worcester. KNP436T- Droitwich Spa WrL1. and KNP438T- WrL Evesham. We have pics of all, except 433T, although we do have 90 seconds of it on 8mm on drill!! in 1986.


Added by Andy Holtham on 03 December 2011.
Possibly 2 years too late but does anybody know whether this vehicle is still in one piece? I would really like to put an offer in to try and get her back to her former glory!

Added by Liam Hall on 01 May 2013.
Hi it was still at the same location in Jan 2013 but had moved around the yard

Added by Tractorpaul on 02 May 2013.
Thanks for getting back to me. Is there any chance you could contact me to discuss the location. My wifes grandfather rode this appliance back in the 70's and 80's and this would be a great potentially be a great project for us.

Added by Liam Hall on 02 May 2013.
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