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No: 37691   Contributor:   Year: 2014   Manufacturer: Scania   Country: Kuwait
Kuwait Fire Engine

Scania FH pumper Truck at the Fire Station
Picture added on 29 August 2014 at 14:16
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Scanias are relatively new to the fire service in Kuwait. When I lived there in 2009, the pumper fleet was almost exclusively MAN, with a few Mercedes and IVECOs.

Added by Rob Johnson on 31 August 2014.
How much would a pumper Truck in Kuwait be bought for?

Added by Kevin Nolan on 07 June 2016.
Approximately $700, 000.

Added by Rob Johnson on 09 June 2016.
Thanks, for the info. Would you know, What percentage of that $700, 000 consists of the chassis vs. fire body vs. loose equipment?

Added by Kevin Nolan on 10 June 2016.
Saudi Arabia seem to buy fire trucks for only $360, 000 nearly half the price of Kuwait's!

Added by Kevin Nolan on 10 June 2016.
There may be differences in specifications, not to mention different chassis, bodywork and equipment suppliers. In addition, the tender process means that large multiple orders are usually much less pricey on a per unit basis than one-offs and smaller orders.

The sheer variety of specifications, chassis makers, body suppliers and unit numbers in each tender made for a lot of pricing variety just within Kuwait, never mind comparisons to other countries.

As an example, we saw 22 Mercedes Actros Rosenbauer 12, 000liter tankers supplied at a lower unit price than six IVECO-EMPL tankers we sold - even though the IVECOs were theoretically less expensive FOB Austria.

Added by Rob Johnson on 15 June 2016.
700.000 USD seems a little steep. A pumper/rescue costs in German and Austria something about 400.000 to 450.000 Euros, which is at current exchange rates something between 440, 000 USD and 500, 000 Dollars. That's for top of the line equipment. The chassis would be around 80.000 Euros and about the same for equipment if all bought new and the old equipment is not partially reused. But with fire trucks there is a lot of differences, not visible from the outside. A lot has to be considered. Saudi Arabia certainly also bought fire trucks that did cost more than 360, 000 USD.

Added by Martin Siegel on 18 June 2016.
Bear in mind Kuwait is a very rich country indeed and the government agencies often tend to buy the best of everything as a matter of course.

Added by Rob Johnson on 21 June 2016.
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