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Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by tbplus10, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    If you drive a truck for work post a picture of it.

    Heres my 2009 Chevrolet 6500 series box truck
    She has power steering, air brakes, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt steering, full gauge option, leather air ride seats with fold up arm rests on both sides, 6 disc CD player, and GPS.
    Motivation is a Duramax engine wth an Allison 6 spd.
    The rear box is lined with extruded aluminium and 3 wall mounted tie down tracks around the perimiter at 1', 3, and 6' high for cargo security.
    The front of the box has a stainless steel work bench from side to side with 110 and 220 electrical outlets and compressed air connections, storage bins overhead, and a removable 5' tall Matco roll-a-way tool box.
    Under the floor we mounted a 25KW generator to run test equipment and a 3 stage Ingersol-Rand compressor capable of 3000 psi air.
    The truck was designed as a delivery vehicle and portable repair facility for hospital installed equipment.
    Unfortunately I cant post pictures of the interior.

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  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    This is a truck I saw for sale while at work, I wouldnt mind having it for a work truck but with a $85k price tag I dont think I'll get it soon.

    The truck was built for a Ski Lodge in Colorado, it's 4wd, has Road Armor front and rear bumpers, and 6 DVD viewing screens. Dont know much other than that.

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  3. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Here are some of mine.
    99 Luverne Rescue
    04 Crimson Engine
    90 Pierce Engine
    Our '79 Snorkel won't fit in the station - it's at the public works building. We are expecting it's replacement in Sept. - A Smeal 100' platform. A new station would be nice...
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  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I like the Pierce trucks, my uncle used to collect old fire trucks and had about 4 or 5 Pierces dating quite a ways back, I think some were from the 40's.
    I was drooling over the late 70's Brush Truck Steve had had listed on here for sale on E-bay a few months ago.
     
  5. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Yeah, the ol' Pierce is pretty cool. He gets right down the road; sounds like a fire truck, feels like a fire truck... We had it painted about four years ago, and I took it out to the body shop, completely empty - that big Detroit sure gets the job done!!

    I don't remember seeing the one Steve listed. We had a "Pierce" mini-pumper for a long time, which was a 79/80 GMC 1 1/4t with a utility box. Lots of stories with that rig. One of the FF/farmers bought it and put a flat bed on it. It's still kickin'.
     
  6. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy ↑↑↑ Has no life Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I knew it! I knew you worked for Hil-Rom! They're one of only a few medical equipment suppliers...as you know. 25KW generator??? That' gotta be a 3-phase 480V generator. What could you ever have to power with that much juice. I can understand the 3000psi compressor, since that's used in breathable air systems, and paintball. Now to figure out what cell phone company or cell contractor unplugged works for.... :lol:

    Unfortunately/Fortunately, I don't have a work truck. I can post pictures of the desk I drive and my office that looks like I had a run-in with the mob though. I'll have to take them tommorow when I go into the office.
     
  7. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    The generator powers equipment being tested.
    How do you know so much about medical equipment suppliers? Even though it's officially the largest medical equipment supplier and manufacturer in the U.S. most people dont even know it exists.
     
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  8. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy ↑↑↑ Has no life Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I happen to work around a building with a couple dozen Hil-Rom and other brand beds and medical equipment of various sorts. Very fine equipment. I think we may have a couple of Hil-Rom beds kicking around from when they didn't have any electronics or hydraulics on them. I figured the genset was for testing equipment, I just couldn't imagine any medical equipment or any combination of equipment that could possibly need that voltage or that much load. I'll shoot you a PM...
     
  9. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

  10. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy ↑↑↑ Has no life Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Cableguy, did they swap you out to the bucket truck, or do you now run both trucks depending on what your task for the day is?
     

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