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New Zealand Wellington Dennis F14 oldtimer
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No: 33968   Contributor: David Miller   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: New Zealand
New Zealand Wellington Dennis F14 oldtimer

Another view of the 1953 F14. Taken at the same event in late 2012.

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Picture added on 03 February 2013 at 15:26
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With a 100' Metz Turntable Ladder?

Added by Gary Westbury on 11 February 2013.
You can find several examples of the Dennis F14-Metz 30 meter TL on this site, as this was a relatively common combination in the 1950-1957 period.

Most British brigades replaced the majority of their pre-war TLs later, with the introduction of hydraulically-operated ladders, starting in 1959, but several chain-operated Dennis Metz ladders found their way in to service earlier. The mid-mounted PTO-driven Dennis No 2 500 IGPM pump was optional, but fairly common too. All of these had the US-style canopy crew cab, with a rear-facing crew seat, but Belfast later modified theirs to a fully-enclosed cab.

A small number, like this one, were exported, but only to former British colonies, which had right hand drive.

Added by Rob Johnson on 21 February 2013.
Remember an Auckland crew accidently extending the ladder when going down a steep hill and 'touching' the brakes - very embarrassing!

Added by Gary Westbury on 22 February 2013.
Wouldn't have been this appliance Gary as this was Wellington based. More likely would have been the 125' Metz EZ 1882 that was Auckland based.

Added by David Miller on 13 June 2013.

To be more correct these Metz ladders were only chain elevated and depressed - the extension and housing of the ladders was still cable operated and the rotation on a slewing ring all operated by clutches and oil pressure thereby making the operation of the ladders hydraulic

Added by Rick Loudon on 13 June 2013.
I have 10 F14s listed....Cambridgeshire, Essex, Barnsley and Glasgow had one each, one went to Malaya, Kenya and New Zealand and two to South Africa plus a development chassis. EZ 1882 was a F21

Added by Barrie Green on 13 June 2013.
Barrie - does this mean the Belfast ladder was bought second-hand and not supplied new by Dennis?

Added by Rob Johnson on 13 June 2013.
Rob, I have the Belfast TL Chassis No 4075 as a F17 not a F14

Added by Barrie Green on 14 June 2013.
Rob, I have the Belfast TL Chassis No 4075 as a F17 not a F14

Added by Barrie Green on 14 June 2013.
Getting very granular here!

What was the difference?

Added by Rob Johnson on 31 August 2017.
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