Scania P380 Arial Pumper (with snozzle)
This latest delivery built by Mills Tui in Queensland features an Aerial Pumper mounted on a Scania P380 crew cab chassis with an Allison automatic transmission
It has a Godiva split shaft PTO driven pump that is mounted at the rear of the vehicle
Also fitted rather obviously is a Crash Rescue ‘Snozzle’ 65ft (20m) Hydra-Sword HS-1 semi-articulated/telescopic aerial assembly complete with mid mounted turntable and end-of-boom tip water monitor with a wireless walk-around remote control is mounted on the Scania P380 with a maximum pumping capacity of 5000 lpm @ 1000 kPa from a 3 metre static lift it also has a 200 litre stainless steel class B foam tank and a 1,800 litre polypropylene water tank complete with interconnected baffles, stabilised with two individually operable “A” frame fully retractable galvanised steel stabilisers for when the ‘snozzle’ is in use.
The “Snozzle“ boom has an operational working height of 20 metres and reaches 15 metres with a rotation of 360 degrees (clockwise & anti clockwise), It has a remote controlled hydraulically operated Akromatic water monitor/TFT Master Stream nozzle capable of delivering 3,800l/min @ 700 kPa or a detachable piercing tool/nozzle (max 600mm piercing penetration and 950l/min fog/dispersion pattern).
The head of the boom also has two cameras a Forward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) camera and a standard colour camera with floodlights mounted that can be viewed on a remote video screen at the vehicles control point located in a locker.
Fitted on each side are Hannay electric rewind hose reel’s and also has 60 metres of Ø25mm light weight hose mounted in lockers.
The truck is 9.75 metres long, 3.5 metres high and 2.5 metres wide and weighs around 19.0 tonnes.
The vehicle cost’s around $1 million dollars, this type of vehicle represent the latest in fire-fighting technology in Australia.
The vehicle also has a newly developed system by Mills Tui Queensland that allows easy access for pump maintenance and repairs by allowing the rear of the vehicle to open out, cutting down maintenance time and eliminating cramped work spaces for mechanics.
At this stage the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria are the only fire service with this type of fire truck.
Picture added on 12 July 2011 at 16:31