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Llangollen North Wales FRS Volvo Bremach
Fire Engine Photos
No: 30011   Contributor: Gary Simpson   Year: 2011   Manufacturers: Bremach, Volvo   Country: United Kingdom
Llangollen North Wales FRS Volvo Bremach

Llangollens hideously ugly Bremach L4P AU10ABZ and Volvo/ Saxon WrL PN04WKA in Market street carpark on 13/11/2011.
Picture added on 15 November 2011 at 17:51
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Compared to the Iveco light pumps created for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service this one is quite easy to the eye!

Added by Mike & Helen on 16 November 2011.
They're quite attractive really compared to that ghastly Renault that used to be at Ruthin and then Llangollen, N21 DJC.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 17 November 2011.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. Very tall and narrow leading to a dubious cornering ability though. Once saw N21DJC on blues and twos by Bridge End Llangollen, it certainly had a turn of speed.

Added by Gary Simpson on 17 November 2011.
i wouldn't feel happy going on the rough in one of these , they are very top heavy and very narrow which makes them look unsafe, and sad to say they are indeed very unattractive , sorry but the pinz are way better

Added by Alan on 17 November 2011.
Hi Gary! I can´t say nothing but UGLY!!!!

Anders F. Sweden.

Added by Anders Fallström on 14 August 2014.
Are not the looks the best bit?!!

Added by Neal Glover on 14 August 2014.
Pinz were never a Swan, but they certainly are miles ahead in off road capability than these raggy dolls.

Added by Gary Simpson on 15 August 2014.
I see 3 have fallen over on Llantisillio mountain. I am surprised it took so long.

Added by Neal Glover on 05 August 2018.
No problem being ugly if you are good at your job - but these were not.

They were a cheap but under-engineered adaptation of an Iveco chassis, and downright dangerous.

They were probably bought because they were so much less expensive than a real off road appliance like a Unimog, but many fire services got rid of them very quickly because they were a death trap...

Even the Italian VdF (National Fire Service) abandoned them!

Added by Rob Johnson on 13 September 2019.
Three turning over at same fire.
Incredible !

What happened to them afterwards?

Added by CraigW on 20 September 2019.
It was actually 1 of these and 2 Pinz that rolled on Horseshoe Pass. North Wales bought the M reg Pinz that was new to Strathclyde for parts. I believe the 2 R reg Pinz were written off by insurance and bought back by North Wales for repair. They used Nivara L4Vs with fogging units after the rollovers.

Added by Gary Simpson on 16 October 2019.
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