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DIESEL-POWERED FIRE TRUCK IN SERVICE AT COLUMBUS, IND.

Issue 4 and Volume 93.

DIESEL-POWERED FIRE TRUCK IN SERVICE AT COLUMBUS, IND. First Diesel Operated Fire Engine Built Has 175 Horsepower Chief James D. Kailor Columbus, Ind. OUR new diesel fire truck, first in the United States, was built by The New Stutz Fire Apparatus Company, Inc., Hartford City, Indiana. The specially built unit is a Model “F-D” triple combination pumper equipped with a Cummins diesel. The diesel is a Model LH-600, 6 cylinder, bore 4 7/8″, stroke 6”, with a piston displacement of 672 cubic inches. At 1800 rpm, 150 hp is developed and at 2200 rpm, 175 hp is developed. The transmission used provides five speeds forward and two reverse. Wheel base of the truck is 171 inches, width 96 inches. Brakes are four wheel hydraulic equipped with a booster. The specially built chassis and hose body has capacity for 1200 feet of 2 1/2″ double jacket fire hose and 300 feet…

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