The Rambler Truck at Kenosha.
It has been demonstrated that horse-drawn apparatus can cover only about one-third the area of the motor driven apparatus, and evidence is coming in every day to show that the motordriven service cars are much cheaper to maintain than horses. Chief Iserman, of Kenosha. Wis, has given out a statement in which he says that the Rambler fire truck has now been in service five months, during which time it has answered 39 alarms and made as many more trips on inspection runs. The total cost of upkeep for the five months, including gasolene, oil and water, is $3.86, or $1.37 per month. The Chief says that it has previously cost the city $1.25 a day to feed, shoe, bed and doctor the single pair of horses which the Rambler fire truck replaced. In this case the cost of maintaining the horsedrawn outfit was nearly as much for one day as is cost the city to maintain the motor-driven apparatus for one month.