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#147967 - 04/15/03 02:47 PM Darley Fire Pumps?.
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I know there are a few Firefighters amongst the ECN regulars.
Could some-one please tell me if the Darley Mid-Ship mounted 3-Stage pump is still used in the US?.
We've got thousands of them in our Fire Appliances over here.
Just wondering?
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#147968 - 04/17/03 09:26 PM Re: Darley Fire Pumps?.
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Its not too common, but Darley still makes it and on their website , they say; "The first choice of many international fire departments".
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#147969 - 04/18/03 02:02 AM Re: Darley Fire Pumps?.
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In Austria we have Rosenbauer, from the smallest voluntary fire department to Vienna's city fire department. My dad had to work with these things during his army service, IIRC they had a Volkswagen Beetle or a BMW motorbike engine. The smallest ones are powered by lawnmower-sized 2-stroke engines.

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#147970 - 04/19/03 03:39 AM Re: Darley Fire Pumps?.
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Don,
Thanks a lot for that link, them pumps sure look small without a Fire Appliance around them.
I've never seen a Darley fail on the fireground, apart from the time that a new recruit "forgot" to put the sieve on the end of the Suction hose and filled the Impellers up with shingle.
Mmm, crunchy!
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#147971 - 05/24/03 02:55 AM Re: Darley Fire Pumps?.
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Ranger,
I do know that the Coventry Climax pump is based on a Hillman Imp engine.
They were hard to pull down to immediate suction level,with regard to a good seal on the periphery!.
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#147972 - 06/28/03 07:08 AM Re: Darley Fire Pumps?.
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Check this one out guys!.

It's a 1998 Scania 6/2R with a 191kW engine @ 2000 RPM.
It pumps 75 L/second w/ 4 deliveries and 2 first-aid hose reels going at the same time.
It weighs 13,900kg.
It also has the latest in CADS Radio System.
It's fitted w/ a Darley mid-ship mounted 3-stage pump.
Go Darley!!
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