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Title: CONVERTED BEVERAGE TRUCKS
Post by: Flashee on August 07, 2004, 09:18:31 AM
Several MA area communities have converted old beverage delivery trucks for use as Special Hazards vehicles.

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Title: Re: CONVERTED BEVERAGE TRUCKS
Post by: Flashee on August 07, 2004, 09:20:42 AM
(photos by MEB)
Title: Re: CONVERTED BEVERAGE TRUCKS
Post by: Flashee on September 14, 2004, 06:36:56 AM
Here are 2 more from Eastern Massachusetts. Woburn and Burlington fire each have Hackney coverts, and these have a mini-command area in the rear of the truck.

Photos by MEB.
Title: Re: CONVERTED BEVERAGE TRUCKS
Post by: chechnya on November 03, 2008, 02:53:30 AM
This is such a killer idea. I had the idea a while ago but im glad others beat me to the punch. It's kind of disappointing Hackney decided to get into the fire apparatus industry by building the same product on a fire truck chassis and jacking up the price by 20x. You can get a pre-owned beverage truck off ebay for less than $10k. So all you need to do is come up with storage solutions.
Title: Re: CONVERTED BEVERAGE TRUCKS
Post by: FAO25 on November 03, 2008, 07:35:08 AM
Philly began using this configuration in the Sixties with their Chemical Units. Anybody got a picture of one?
Title: Re: CONVERTED BEVERAGE TRUCKS
Post by: SWFDPT3 on February 24, 2010, 07:42:57 PM
Fort Wayne Indiana fire sort 1 kept at station 10.
Title: Re: CONVERTED BEVERAGE TRUCKS
Post by: wf33ret on March 03, 2010, 07:21:28 AM
                                                            1986 Ford / x-beer truck
                                                              Emsworth Vol. Fire Co.
                                                                  Emsworth, Pa.




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