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New pumper/tanker in Spring Grove

Spring Grove FPD HME Toyne pumper tanker

Engine 1844 is a 2010 HME 1871 Spectr/Toyne 1500/3000 pumper tanker. The hydraulic rack seen on this side stores the portable tank. Larry Shapiro photo

The Spring Grove FPD in McHenry County recently took an early delivery of their new pumper/tanker from Toyne out of Breda, IA. Engine 1844 features an HME 1871 Spectr cab and tandem axle chassis with a large extension and raised roof to house the enclosed, top-mount pump panel. This unit is reportedly going to replace a 1985 Ford C-Series Pierce 1250/1000 engine and a 1980 GMC 7000/US Tanker 2,200 gallon tanker.

enclosed top mounted pump panel

The top-mounted pump panel is enclosed within the super command cab similar to Spring Grove's 1999 HME/US Tanker pumper. Larry Shapiro photo

This pumper/tanker has a 1,500GPM pump and is listed by the manufacturer as having a 3,000-gallon water tank and a 40-gallon foam tank. Both sides of the long body feature high-side compartments and as such, the ladders on the officer’s side and the portable tank on the driver’s side are both accessible via overhead hydraulic storage racks.

Spring Grove FPD HME Toyne pumper tanker

The officer's side of the rig also features high-side compartments and hydraulic ladder rack storage for the ground ladders. Larry Shapiro photo

Engine 1844 has extendable chutes on either side to discharge tank water into a portable tank. There is no rear chute. Unlike most tankers, the chutes are located just behind the pump module instead of at the rear of the vehicle.

Spring Grove HME Toyne pumper tanker

The extendable discharge chute to dump the water into a portable tank is located just behind the pump module. There is a similar chute on the opossite of the unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Spring Grove FPD HME Toyne pumper tanker chevron

The rear of Engine 1844 shows the NFPA compliant chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

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New Crimson in Highland Park

Highland Park Engine 32‘s new pumper on the south side of town has gone into service recently. It is a Spartan Gladiator chassis and a Crimson body. Engine 32 has a 1,500 GPM pump, 500-gallon water tank, and like all Highland Park suppression rigs, it carries 40 gallons of foam. The new unit has graphics on the cab which state ‘Proudly Serving Ravinia’ which represents that end of town. Housed in Station 32 which has historical recognition in the neighborhood, the engine fits into tight quarters. The fire department is restricted with regards to any upgrades or renovations to the facility due to the landmark status. Alongside the new engine is Ambulance 32 and a company of four firefighters.

Highland Park Spartan Crimson Engine 32. Larry Shapiiro photo

The new Spartan Gladiator Crimson engine in Highland Park. Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park Spartan Crimson engine

The officer's side of Engine 32. This is the first Highland Park purchase with a painted steel bumper. All of the other units in town have chrome bumpers. Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park Spartan Crimson engine

Rear view of the new engine showing full height compartments, a hydraulic ladder rack, and NFPA compliant chevron. Larry Shapiro photo

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