New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

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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 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 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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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby firebuff55407 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:20 am

willman940 wrote:and new ladders?


Nothing so far!
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby Photobuff » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:18 pm

The engines all have new ladders on them. Does that count?
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby willman940 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:08 am

.......Thanks John....
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby JMIK » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:04 am

That looks like the 1985 former Hendersonville, Tn. trailer. I was hoping that they still had it in reserve. This means that, for the first time since 1932, there are no Pirsch's on the MFD roster. If I remember my count correctly, the MFD had 35 Pirsch rigs, and from 1968-1972 every ladder on the roster was a Pirsch (and almost half the engines as well). As a Pirsch fan for 40 years (yes, since I was about eight) I am truely bummed.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby Usonian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:45 am

Oh, geez, that is sad. For $2500, it's a steal. Wouldn't it be cool if it were refurbed & put back into service?

As a fellow Pirsch fan for the last 34 years (if we're using age 8 as the benchmark), I lament the passing of every one of Pete's products from active service. On a positive note, someone either bought or restored South St. Paul's 1965 Pirsch and it is currently proudly parked on the apron of South Metro Station 2.
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Re: New Minneapolis Freightliner Engines

Postby Usonian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:55 pm

Couple of cell phone shots of the SSP Pirsch from this AM:

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