This month, Al Petrillo profiles a recent Sutphen pumper delivery, and Brindlee Mountain offers a list of FAQs covering purchasing a used fire truck for you to consider as you start that process. Also, Bill Adams tackles abusing and misusing the “Bidder Complies” format in purchasing specifications. Details are below.
The Mabscott (WV) Volunteer Fire Department had previously purchased two custom engines from Sutphen Corp., so when it decided it needed a new pumper on a short wheelbase that would be maneuverable for mountainous terrain, it again turned to Sutphen to build the rig.
Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus sold this Pierce Saber heavy rescue truck, powered by a Cummins 350-hp engine and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission, to the Vestavia Hills (AL) Fire Department.