Archive for August 9th, 2014

American LaFrance … sad news (follow up)

More on the fate of the former American LaFrance fire truck manufacturer:

An industrial auction firm will conduct a global webcast auction of the former American LaFrance’s assets on August 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM. Bidders may participate either by bidding at the auction location or by participating online at

More than 1,000 lots will be sold, including but not limited to 14 new Cummins engines, two American LaFrance Eagle custom chassis, fire pumps, axles, pumper bodies, cabs, 150 truck rims and tires, brakes and brake shoes, chassis and cabs of ALF fire and vocational products, and more than 2,500,000 parts.

Assets Formerly of:
Leading Fire Truck & Emergency Vehicle Mfr. Parts Inventory
Huge Offering, $8,000,000 New Cost of Inventory
Featuring Diesel Engines, Fire Pumps, Axles, Pumper Bodies, Cabs, Water Tanks
Brakes, Chassis & Cabs of ALF Fire & Vocational Products, Quantity of over 2,500,000 Parts
Featured Items
Huge Offering, $8,000,000 New Cost & Over 2,500,000 Difficult to Find New PartsPlease Note: The Fire & Condor Assets will be offered in Bulk (in aggregate) and Piecemeal (individually per lot).DIESEL ENGINES, CHASSIS, CABS

  • (4) 2012 Cummins Diesel Engines, Model ISX 350 & 350R, 350 HP
  • (5) 2012 Cummins Diesel Engines, Model ISX 12 425, 425 HP
  • 2012 Cummins Diesel Engine Model ISX 12 500, 500 HP
  • (2) 2012 Cummins Diesel Engine, Model ISL9 450, 450 HP
  • 2012 Cummins Diesel Engine Model ISL 9 380, 380 HP
  • 2012 Cummins Diesel Engine Model ISX 12 385, 385 HP
  • All Cummins Diesel Engines were never put into service and include After Treatment Kits and a Full Warranty.
  • (2) 2013 American LaFrance Eagle Custom Chassis with W/ Bodies, Darley Fire Pumps Model LDM 1500 GPM, Cummins 425 HP Engine, Allison 4000 Series Transmission, Propoly 1000 Gallon Water Tanks, Pump House, Numerous Associated Parts
  • (2) Stainless Steel Bodies & 2004 Eagle Cab


  • (40) Front & Rear Axles/ Half with Telma Retarders
  • Allison Transmissions Model 12H29 & 07B27
  • Air Ride Suspension Packages
  • Numerous Brakes/ Brake Shoes
  • (8) Darley, Hale, Waterous Fire Pumps
  • (50) Delco Remy Model 22Si Heavy Duty Alternator/ Starters
  • Numerous Hannay Hose Reels
  • Replacement Cabs
  • Pumper Bodies
  • Water Tanks
  • (8) Condor Cabs & Associated Parts
  • (20) Dura Lite- Charge Air Coolers
  • (50) Bostron Seats, Numerous Whalen Lights
  • (150) Rims/(150) Tires
  • (16) Front Fascia For Eagle Metro, Custom, & Liberty
  • All Chassis & Cab Components of ALF Fire & Vocational Products


  • 2005 Chrysler 300 Touring 109,000 Miles
  • 2001 Dodge Sprinter Service Van, Model 2500 HC, Diesel
  • 2000 Ford F150 Pickup Truck, 122,000 Miles
  • 1999 Ford F550 XLT Standard Cab, Manual, Diesel 92,000 Miles
  • Renegade Enclosed 14’ Tandem Axle Trailer, w/ Tool Boxes, Electric
  • 2003 GMC Yukon Denali XLT, 176,000 miles

Over 270 Sections of Interlake Tear Drop Style Pallet Racking Consisting of

  • (202) 20’ x 42” Uprights & (270) 20’ x 60” Uprights
  • (1787) 108” Beams with 4 4/8”, 4” & 3 ¾” Faces
  • Wire Mesh Decking (1597) Pieces of 52” x 43”, (32) Pieces 61” x 46”, 558 Pieces of 61” x 58”
  • Large Quantity of Over 500 Sheets of Aluminum Metal, Diamond Plate, Steel Stock

Weldon Nodes, Ametek Lighting, Tires, Seatbelts, Delco Remy Starters, Large Quantity of Glass Windshields & Doors, Bearings, Numerous Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners, Interior Upholstery, Much, Much More!!!

For a detailed listing of items that will be sold and a photo gallery visit at

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As seen around … Ford Heights

This from Martin Nowak:

Former Olympia Gardens Volunteer Fire Department Station at 2250 205th St Chicago Heights Illinois.
This department was disbanded in late 1990s. I looked inside to see if there would be a rig or anything FD. What I found were bikes, desks, and other school related items. I’m guessing the church/school across the street runs the building now.

Station photo from Kevin Griffin and Sign photo from me. 
fire department sign

Former Olympia Gardens VFD station

Former Olympia Gardens VFD station.Kevin Griffin photo

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New haz mat unit for Hanover Park

The Hanover Park FD is mounting equipment in their new Haz Mat Unit 370. They purchased a 2014 Pierce Encore medium-duty rescue on a four-door IHC 4400 chassis.

hanover Park FD haz mat unit

New Haz Mat 370 in Hanover Park is a 2014 IHC 4400/Pierce. Larry Shapiro photo

Hanover Park FD haz mat unit and trailer

Larry Shapiro photo

Hanover Park FD haz mat unit and trailer

hanover Park Haz Mat 370 with Trailer 375. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce production tag

Pierce production tag

Navistar production tag

Navistar tag

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