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New Zealand Bedford Southbridge Fire dept DT 9147
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No: 30188   Contributor: David Miller   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: New Zealand
New Zealand Bedford Southbridge Fire dept DT 9147

This 1968 KELC3 features Wormald bodywork and served with various South Island brigades
Picture added on 01 December 2011 at 08:14
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You have to travel to the other side of the World if you want to see a TK with a mid mounted pump.

Our Kiwi friends adopted a combination of UK and US design features for decades, after buying all their appliances from both countries since WW I, so mid mount British chassis pumps were still a common sight well into the seventies.

Another design element copied from US practice is the idea of loading flaked hoses in to the lockers behind the rear wheels, accessed from the rear. These could be paid out very quickly and were often already coupled together.

Added by Rob Johnson on 22 June 2018.
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