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Volvo FL290 demonstrator at Truckfest
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No: 29022   Contributor: David W   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Volvo   Country: United Kingdom
Volvo FL290 demonstrator at Truckfest

Rear view of Volvo's "New Fire Truck Concept" demonstrator. Seen at Truckfest Scotland 7/8/11
Picture added on 11 August 2011 at 18:15
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Is this the one going around the country with Strongs bodywork?

Added by Andrew Middleton on 12 August 2011.
Andrew. Looking at Volvo Trucks website this definitely appears to be Strongs bodywork with the appliance having some changes to striping and lettering.

Added by David Williamson on 13 August 2011.
Thanks David. I saw a photo in a trucking magazine showing Strongs wording in the title.


Added by Andrew Middleton on 14 August 2011.
Andrew, It is indeed a Strongs body.

Added by Simon Gunning on 14 August 2011.
Is there any truth in the rumour that North Wales has ordered 15 of the Volvos? I have heard this a number of times lately from FRS staff.

Added by Gary Simpson on 14 August 2011.
What volvo website did you see the information on? Does it also lilst the "specifications" such as length, width and such? Just looking for cab and chasis information. Also does anyone know if this is Volvo's "fire duty" cab and chasis or is it a "standard" cab and chasis that was heavily modified by Strongs? Lastly, who is Strong's? Thanks for any help with these questions.


Added by Todd on 14 August 2011.
Gary, NWF&RS have three new Volvo FLL/Emergency-One WrL's in the brigade at the moment. By all accounts, they are all going onto retained stations. A total of twenty-one are on order. An original order for twenty was placed, but PN04WKB was unfortunately rolled near Aberdyfi thus an extra one was ordered. One is around the Buckley area on driver training at the moment.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 15 August 2011.
North Wales have placed an order for 21 pumps on Volvo chassis with Emergency One to be delivered over a two year period. To date four have been completed and delivered to the service.

Added by Andy Fish on 15 August 2011.
Todd. Details are on volvotrucks dot com. Click through from United Kingdom to FL then Sectors.

Added by David Williamson on 15 August 2011.
Thx David.

Added by Todd on 15 August 2011.
Angloco are doing the fire-engineering on the Volvo/Strongs type B water tenders

Added by Gary Parkinson on 15 August 2011.
Whilst on the subject of concept vehicles, does anybody know if Scania are producing a turnkey appliance. The reason I ask is a new name (Fire Build) was used in reference to fire appliance on the Scania stand last year at Stoneleigh.

Added by Simon Gunning on 16 August 2011.
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