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1985 Volvo/JC Moore Tanker (USA)
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No: 13555   Contributor: Lou Angeli   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Volvo   Country: United States of America
1985 Volvo/JC Moore Tanker (USA)

It's not often that one finds a Volvo chassis under an American fire engine -- I can only recall a half dozen or so. This 1985 Tanker was manufactured by JC Moore and carries a small 360 gpm PTO pump, 2000 gallons of water and 210 gallons of universal foam. Special Note: Most fatal accidents involving fire engines here the states are attributed to rollovers by rural tankers.
Picture added on 27 December 2008
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Thanks for the picture Lou, this is somthing I never thought I would see! I notice its badged as a Volvo F7 so assume its a lorry based machine. Do you know what engine is used?

Added by John Stott on 28 December 2008.
Haha, not wishing to mock a very good picture but the Amercians seem to be using a toaster here as a fire appliance! i thought that was a thing that the UK was afflicted with!

Great picture and i have never seen a F7 as a fire appliance before, so thankyou very much for sharing this pic.

The F7 was the forerunner to the FL6, and yes, they were a lorry, i think the BHP was around 170 - 180 complete with Turbo, where as a typical British lorry of the same area had far less BHP and not a turbo !

Added by John Johnstone on 28 December 2008.
Hiya guys! My name is Jim Hawryliw. Im the fire chief with Fairfield Hose Company in erie Pa. This is our tanker. When we bought this cab and chassis back in the 90s we never expected to keep it as long as we have. This picture above is the second refurb for this rig. We keep it for several reasons but the most important thing is that the way this rig drives and steers. You can do a complete circle on a two lane highway. This is very important for us for tanker operations etc.. Very nice truck for us. If anybody would like any further info please ask. Have a nice weekends.

Added by Chief Jim Hawryliw on 30 January 2009.
Thanks for the information Jim, many of us in England don't like Volvos, for too many reasons to mention again! A few of us might end up eating our words though with your machine being through a refurb. There have been lots of rust problems in the UK with the truck based machines especialy on the chassis, thanks for the information though.

Added by John Stott on 31 January 2009.
Volvo's are quite popular in the southern counties of the UK. All Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's main engines are Volvo. They seem to work here better than a Scania or Dennis vehicle and there are no plans to change from Volvo for a while.

Added by David Jones on 20 August 2010.
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