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Five Mile Point Places New Tanker in Service

By NICHOLAS GRISWOLD, Correspondent | May 09, 2022 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050922115

Five Mile Point Fire Department has placed in service a new Tanker 59. This truck is a 2022 Midwest all poly body tanker on a 2022 Freightliner M2 112 chassis powered by a Detroit DD13 515hp diesel motor and Allison 4000 transmission. Water capacity of 3024 gallons and a 750 gpm Hale Sidekick PTO pump with pump and roll capability. In the cab there is seating for 3 firefighters and SCBA’s for each mounted in the compartments. Outside is a 3000 gallon portable drop tank and a 12” swivel dump on the rear of the truck. It also has space to hold 6 lengths suction hose in varying sizes, 24', 14', and 10' ladders, Two x 200' 1.75" preconnects, one in front bumper, 500' 2.5inch hose, and 1000' 5' hose. Overall height is still under 10’ and overall length is under 31’ including the front bumper extension and the rear dump chute. Set back front wheels and a tight cramp angle allows for extremely good maneuverability.

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