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4231 fire brigade Tholen
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No: 675   Contributor: Louis van Telgen   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: MAN   Country: The Netherlands
4231 fire brigade Tholen

this is the second one of the twins. a MAN 12.224LF with Ziegler bodywork and pump. it services with the fire brigade of Tholen on fire station Sint Philipsland. it was built and put to services in 2000. it is a TS9LD2800HD265T1500
Picture added on 03 April 2006
add commentComments:
Breaking the code:

TS = Pump tanker
9 = Nine seats
LD 2800 = 2800 LPM at 10AT
HD 265 = 265 LPM at 40AT
T1500 = 1500 liter water tank

This is one of the more common pumper specifications in the Netherlands, although of course there are many others.

Added by Rob Johnson on 31 July 2013.
I forgot the chassis code, which is typical of MAN and Mercedes. 12 = 12 tonne GVW, 224 = 224 DIN BHP, L = truck, F = forward control. If it were a 4x4 it would be LFA (Allrad).

A lot of European pumpers are 14, 15, 16 or even 18 tonners these days, with engines up to 340 HP.

But this one has a relatively small tank and is a comparative lightweight. Many Netherlands pumpers have 1500 liter tanks, because there are open water sources almost everywhere, and firefighters have a long tradition of throwing suction hoses into water sources very quickly - which is one reason they invented the powered roof rack long ago.

Added by Rob Johnson on 01 August 2013.
Rob, I think the F stands for Feuerwehr, special chassis for a Fire truck.

Added by Marcel Sloover on 01 August 2013.
Could be. It used to mean "Frontlenker" = forward control in the old days, when German truck builders offered both normal and forward control chassis.

Added by Rob Johnson on 01 August 2013.
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