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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby firebuff55407 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:48 pm

firebuff55407 wrote:Minneapolis Engine 2 stopped by the Firefighters Hall and Museum this morning and told us that they will be getting Engine 17's old rig, the 2004 Spartan Evolution/Rosenbauer 2000/750 pumper. Engine 2's Quint will then become an additional Reserve MFD Ladder (the same fate as old Quint 20).

This will leave Engine 15 with the only remaining 2004 Spartan Evolution/Rosenbauer/AI 2000/500/100' Quint still runnng as a first-line engine company in the City of Minneapolis.

I was also told that the order for two additional Freightliner 112/Rosenbauer engines that the city added on to the original order for three and three are due sometime in June.


While we were told previously by MFD staff that Engine 2 was getting Engine 17's 2004 Spartan/Rosenbauer, yet another change in MFD plans has surfaced. Old Engine 17 was seen at the shops today lettered up for Engine 27. Apparently, the MFD will be keeping the Quints at both Engine 2 and Engine 15 until sometime after the Lowry bridge re-opens. My guess is that when Engine 1 gets one of the next two new Freightliner engines on order that Engine 2 will get Engine 1's 2004 Spartan/Rosenbauer. Don't bet on it though!
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby JMIK » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:12 pm

Although this isn't strictly on topic, it may very well be related. We just passed what had to be 2 of the MFD's '92 Ford/General engines sitting in a lot on the NW side of Princeton, on the West side of 169, just North of Hwy 95. I would imagine they haven't been there long.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby grubber33470 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:09 pm

What is the current status on these Engines JMIK? are they forsale? and what is the current location might be worth the trip to go take a looksy. thanks
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby JMIK » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:08 am

As we passed them at about 70mph on Hwy 169, I wasn't able to get much info, other than they wer there along with some other equipment which I don't believe was fire related (I don't remember anything about what they were so they couldn't have been anything noteworthy). I don't even know if the place they were at was an equipment dealer or what. I will be in Princeton in mid-Sept, so I am planning on taking a closer look then.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby StFrancis4470 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:47 pm

Wayne Pike Auctions is up in Princeton, mn,
maybe this is where the 92 Ford Pumpers are at
Here is the Address:
9492 Baptist Church Road, Princeton, MN
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby grubber33470 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:19 pm

Well looking up the Auction Site Online I found the Rigs. Looking through the photos I See Old Engine 21, you can tell by the front of the Engine.

http://waynepike.nextlot.com/public/sal ... mit=Search
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby JMIK » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:25 pm

I see that the MFD fuel truck and shop flatbed are also for sale.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby grubber33470 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:08 pm

Yes, Stopped by today to look a them, they have alot of Rust on them thats forsure.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby grubber33470 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:02 pm

Up at the State Surplus Auction In Arden Hills Behind the building visable from 35 you can see 2 Minneapolis Engines, I stopped by today for a closer look, it looks like they have Former Minneapolis Spare Engine 27, and 28, Both Ford Generals, spare 28 is the telesquirt, former E-19 it says on the back.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby willman940 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:43 am

Sad day.....
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby StFrancis4470 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:42 pm

here is page Jun 20th 2012 saying that Minneapolis fire wanted to donate a second Pumper 71550 to Eldoret Kenya,
they list it as a 1988 IHC instead of 92 Ford L9000,

they already donated 71530 a 1988 IHC Pumper in Jul 17th 2009

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 094181.pdf
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby willman940 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:56 am

even sadder.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby Frenchy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:47 am

It appears that the ex-MPLS trucks that are in Arden Hills were sold on the Minnbid online web auction. I looked up the results last week but cannot find them now but it appears one went for $4,000 and the other went for $4,100. Usually the state wants stuff gone ASAP once it is sold and last I looked the other day they were both still there so this might have been the case of a no-show bidder etc.

Per the Wayne Pike Auction website both of those 92 pumpers they had on the auction sold for $3,000 a piece. The fuel tanker sold for $2,250 and the International flatbed sold for $1,750. What floors me is that nobody mentioned that in addition to all of the ex-MPLS trucks at this auction, somebody also was selling an ex St. Paul 1949 Ward LaFrance pumper that ended its career as Reserve E36. It looked like it was in very well kept and complete condition and sold for $3,100 which seems like a fair price even in light of the economy.

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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby firebuff55407 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:56 pm

One of two additional Freightliner/Rosenbauer-GS engines for the Minneapolis FD is at the shops. The one delivered is lettered for Engine 1 and should go into service in the next couple weeks or so. The second one, lettered for Engine 5, is due to be delivered in a couple weeks.

Engine 1's 2004 Spartan Evolution/Rosenbauer-GS engine will probably be reassigned to either Engine 22 or 28. I'm assuming when Engine 5 gets their new engine, their 2008 Pierce Arrow XT engine could be reassigned to either Engine 22 or 28 (whichever one didn't get old Engine 1) or possibly to either Engine 2 or 15 (if either of them are reassigned engines (replacing their Quints) after the new Lowry bridge opens in October. When the Lowry bridge re-opens, Ladder 10 will again have direct access to the northeast side.

There are at least two more (and I've recently heard possibly three) Freightliner pumpers still on order for delivery to Minneapolis sometime in 2013. I believe that will be the end of the add-on orders to the bid that was used to purchase the three Freightliner pumpers delivered in 2011, five Freightliner pumpers delivered in 2012, and the remaining two or three Freightliner pumpers to be delivered in 2013.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby willman940 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:48 am

and new ladders?
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