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West Midlands Fire Service wrecker
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No: 10585   Contributor: Mark Loudon   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
West Midlands Fire Service wrecker

A shot taken last year of the hybrid wrecker rebuilt by WMFS workshops from a Dennis DF prime mover this replaced the earlier wrecker again built by workshop staff from this brigade
Picture added on 02 September 2008
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Proves that Dennis appliances still keep running on, i wonder how many Volvo appliances will still be around at this age?

Not many i guess by the amount of probs North Yorks had on their H reg appliances....

Added by John Johnstone on 03 September 2008.
This appliance was made from parts of a dodge tl

Added by Chris Parton 14 years old on 10 November 2008.
This is the first I've heard of this Chris ! WMFS had six Dennis DF1616 PMs (A951-956 XOB), and this one (A954 XOB) was originally converted to a 3-axle job for driver training purposes. It was later still converted into the Recovery vehicle as shown in the above photograph, by Bro Wreckers. WMFS workshops also had a hand in the conversion. I have no knowledge whatsoever of any Dodge TL supplying any parts for it though.

Added by Ian Moore on 10 November 2008.
Yes Ian I agree with you as far as I'm aware this was previously a Dennis DF Prime Mover with WMFS.

Added by Rick Loudon on 11 November 2008.
I had heard something like that before, I don't know what type of appliance the parts came from, but I believe the donor parts were the 3rd axel and the locker behind the cab

Added by Andy McVean on 11 November 2008.
Have a look at picture #5325 and picture #5326, I think this machine is made up with some Dodge bits. Paul.

Added by Paul Warnock on 11 November 2008.
on the subject of WMFS Dennis DF's, does anyone have any info/photos on Centrals turntable ladder D584 OOP. I think it's callsign was Romeo113, I saw it in attendance at a fire in a block of flats (Merryhill Court) in Smethwick in the early 90's but the photos my dad had have sadly been lost...

Added by Shaun on 23 July 2009.
That looks like a cool piece of kit but has anyone noticed the Man badge where the letters DENNIS should be?

Added by Danny Jones on 08 May 2011.
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