Leadership

THE BEST MOTOR FOR FIRE APPARATUS

Issue 26 and Volume 59.

THE BEST MOTOR FOR FIRE APPARATUS The fire chief who finds time to study current automobile practice, no doubt wonders how the recent developments in high speed and multiple cylinder engines will effect the status of the engine types that have proven so serviceable in motor-driven fire apparatus. The announcement of a prominent automobile maker early in 1915 that an eight cylinder motor vehicle was to be marketed for the coming season created considerable interest in motoring ranks. At the present time, there are more than a dozen makers of cars that use the eight cylinder “V” type engines and at least five that are marketing automobiles equipped with the twelve cylinder form. At first glance it would seem that the multiple cylinder forms would be almost ideal for fire apparatus work on account of the almost entire absence of vibration and the great uniformity in power output. A little…

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