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McMinn Co. E-2
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No: 31297   Contributor: TheFireman   Year: 2012   Manufacturers: E-One, Freightliner   Country: United States of America
McMinn Co. E-2

McMinn County VFD E-2 is stationed out of Niota, TN/ Unk. yr. E-One/Freightliner.
Picture added on 26 January 2012 at 12:33
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Is that snow chains that are hanging near the rear axle, I seem to recall reading about a system that was fitted to the truck and could be operated remotely when required!
Systems like this do not exist in the U.K. to my knowledge, could you enlighten me!?

Alan Jones

Added by Alan Jones on 26 January 2012.
Yes, they are called "On Spot" chain system. They fold up next to the axle and when activated, they drop down and spin the same speed as the wheels to sling the chain under the tire for traction. They work great on snow but aren't worth much on ice.

Added by R.J. Duncan on 28 January 2012.
Thanks for the information, a good asset!
Alan Jones

Added by Alan Jones on 29 January 2012.
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