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    Alot of departments use Jeeps for Grass/Brush units. I would like to see the difference between departments on how you place your equipment (hose, axes, watercans, brooms, what ever you carry on your grass rig). If you have a pic of your jeep post it. I will post ours later, I thought that I had a pic of ours however, I have pics of all the rest except the Jeep. And yes you can post all grass rigs not just Jeeps. Jeeps have the less storage so that why I would like to see the Jeeps.

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    A department near me uses this for their brush truck.

    Mumford Brush Truck
    "Your spill is our thrill."

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    • #3
      Wow! That's an old WW2 era Jeep isn't it? Not a bad looking rig... front mount pump and everything!
      Giggity - Giggity!

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      • #4
        How much water can you carry on a Jeep?

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          the one dept. I used to be on ran a '54 willy's jeep, it had a front mount pump on it, which was used as a fill truck if you needed to get off the road as a fill site, so you could pretty much just get water anywhere you wanted! can't remember the gpm on it, since the pump wasn't on it when I was there, b/c something happened to the pump and they took it off, but we had like a 55 gallon tank ( sprayer tank) with an electric pump with a tee on it with about a 25' garden hose and a nozzle to take off the back, and on the other side, it had about a 3' section of hose that the driver could use if short handed, worked very well, only ever got stuck one time and that was b/c the dept. we was mutual aiding, said that's how they needed to go in, which was straight across a marsh!! it was I guess you could say a beater truck, but what would be better to take through the woods and not have to worry about hearing, you scratched the paint!!! also had a jeep pickup, which had a john bean high pressure pump mounted on I believe it was either a 100 or 125 gallon tank.

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          • #6
            I have a 2002 Jeep Librity as a command vehicle (C-1). It sucks, way too small for day to day use let alone a bush vehicle. Although I have used it to cart firefighter and equipment around the bushes and fields. This Jeep dosen't work very well for bush/grass fires. I'd like a nice crew cab 3/4 ton Chev as a command vehicle.


            Mike

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mdcook View Post
              A department near me uses this for their brush truck.

              Mumford Brush Truck
              The picture is nice, but do they drive that in the woods? I'd think that with the suction on the roof and the holder for the suction would make it hard for driving in the woods with all the tree branches or what not. I'm not doubting the unit, after all it's a Willy's Jeep.

              One of my guys sent me a picture of a nice brush unit a couple weeks ago. It was pretty neat and set up not all to bad.I'll ask for the web site and post it.

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              • #8
                I like to take more than 100 gals. with me.We don't have any Jeeps so we use this.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BDVFD784 View Post
                  I like to take more than 100 gals. with me.We don't have any Jeeps so we use this.
                  Yeah I know a 100 gals. doesn't seem like much, but it's not like you are using a 1 1/2" nozzle on the end. so it lasts quite a while, our brush fires do not get as big as the ones out west, if it's more than about 5-10 acres involved it's pretty bad here, we have a lot of cornfields, and small woods so it's not like we are trying to stop a couple thousand acre brush fire. We do use a lot of indian pack's also. the one's that really make me wonder is the one's that get hummer's and stuff like that, how are you gonna get that through the woods if need be!

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                  • #10
                    We run 2 brush trucks. Our primary is a 1987 Hummer and our 2nd is a 1987 Chevy 3/4 ton. I will post some pictures when I figure out how to attach them to this post.

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                    • #11
                      Here are a few pictures:
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                      Last edited by RES81CUE; 12-16-2006, 10:15 AM. Reason: spell check

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                      • #12
                        Our truck

                        Here is what my dept. uses. 2003 Ford F250.
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                        J.J. Bichard, Chief
                        Devola Vol. Fire Co.
                        Marietta, Ohio

                        "A few, serving many"

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                        • #13
                          Jeeps Brush/grass rigs

                          I found this Dept. in Virginia. Looks like a sweet rig. http://www.leesburgfire.org/apparatu...new_jeep1.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HEYVERN View Post
                            I found this Dept. in Virginia. Looks like a sweet rig. http://www.leesburgfire.org/apparatu...new_jeep1.html
                            Nice unit! Wonder how much $$, I'd feel bad taking that off road and beating it. But I guess it will happen sooner or later.

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                            • #15
                              Hey DoubleJ, does your rig handle OK off road?
                              Giggity - Giggity!

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