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Pump panel of international ACCO 1810C
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No: 280   Contributor: Ron Hozack   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: International   Country: Australia
Pump panel of international ACCO 1810C

This is the pump panel of a New South Wales (Sydney) Fire Brigades truck similar to picture #261. Here you can see 4 64mm Stortz collectors and 1 hard suction connection and 4 x 64mm Stortz deliveries on a Godiva type pump, in the lockers are in total 8 lenghts of 70mm hose and 4 lengths of 38mm hose with Ackron branches attached. The tank on this truck carries 1800L of water and we carry foam in 20 L drums which can be attached. Also seen here above the panel are 2 bushfire fighting knap sacks each holds 20L of water.
Picture added on 20 October 2005
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Ron - it is interesting that these pumpers combine the European idea of a rear mount pump with a variation on the American idea of a hose bed with readily deployed pre-connected hoses.

This arrangement gives the crew quick access to what I assume is either 90 meters of attack line and/or 180 meters of hose - which can be used for attack, supply, or both....

In addition, because these are paid out from the back of the truck, they can be used with equal facility in any of three directions, to the rear or to either side.

It is such a good idea that it is very surprising that this configuration does not seem to exist to any degree anywhere outside Australia, except perhaps in New Zealand.

Added by Rob Johnson on 13 April 2018.
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