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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2021, 11:47:14 AM »
Yes, we have lots of torch blades.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2021, 01:13:07 PM »
raider Harley is making electric cycles now.
Well I just bought a harley trike so I'm thinking by the time I go electric it will probably be Hoverround or rascal lol
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2021, 04:15:11 PM »
I agree with comment # 2.  lets not get in a hurry until the technology is here and it has been tested in real life.  It will clearly have a place.  but do not forbid the other stuff based on unicorn farts.  sorry green house emissions.   :)
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2021, 05:05:58 PM »
Doc I liked your post in all ways that were expressed. I REALLY like how accurate it is on ALL accounts. 8)
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2021, 05:07:48 PM »
People tend to forget those battery powered widgets are actually coal powered or natural gas powered and ALOT of internal combustion engines are relied upon to deliver the electricity needed to charge them up.....speaking from 30 years experience in a coal-fired power plant.....I do believe battery powered tools are the way to go, tremendous progress in the last ten years.

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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2021, 05:12:22 PM »
I just like the convenience of what’s been said before when lives are on the line; always starts!
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« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2021, 05:18:30 PM »
As a part of electric fire trucks and police motors they are putting free charging stations around the city.
I asked where my free gas pump was going to be.
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« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2021, 05:27:53 PM »
yes, torch is one of the very best.  that was the only blade that would cut a welded grade 8 bolt that had hardened for me maybe 2 weeks ago.  i finished off about 5 other half used ones on a single 3/8 bolt.
Let me loan you my "universal key" for that.......an 18V Milwaukee angle grinder with cut off wheel.  I've smoked a number of bolt cutters on lock shackles (when locked out of my own tracts), but haven't found one yet that Milwaukee won't handle.


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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2021, 06:02:14 PM »
Grab a pack of the newer freud blades and try them side by side with the torch blades. Milwaukee Ax blades had been my go to for nasty sammich stuff, nail embedded wood, I think Freud just upped the bar.
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« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2021, 07:19:01 PM »
We put 24 volt nicad dewalt tools on the trucks many years ago.  That was a mistake.  They never worked on battery power.  We were always using them with the AC adapter.  They went away and we didn't try battery powered tools for another 15 years.  The batteries on our new tools are worlds better than the old nicad.  We are not trying to save the planet by using batteries.  It has nothing to do with that.  The combi tool is a generation newer than the other tools.  It can be used underwater.
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« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2021, 10:06:00 AM »
Here they put out bids for the fire equipment with all the specs of what they want. Anyone can submit a bid but the sticking point is the equipment has to say PIERCE on the front.... ;)
No bid rigging there. :o

Then they send 3 fire dept employees to Pierce to design it. They decide what drawers, shelves, creature comforts, equipment, how many and what kind of sirens and light packages, color scheme etc.

One is a Chief, One is a senior man on whatever it is they are building/buying in this case a squad member and the third guy is a tag along. Normally a Jr chief that sucked up to the big guy.

A shift averages 50-75 calls a day with the most one shift has ever had at 110 during a storm.

I wonder how long before we have electric fire trucks.

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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2021, 10:46:50 AM »
Pierce fire trucks are built in Appleton Wisconsin, USA. smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2021, 12:26:40 PM »
we make some in Hutchinson too.  well ambulances.  as well as school buses.  
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« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2021, 03:28:34 PM »
They make some less than 100 miles from here but it's not Pierce. I guess they want them all to match.
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« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2021, 09:06:37 AM »
Well here you go!
Pierce - Volterra? | Pierce Mfg

Battery operated fire truck!
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« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2021, 06:44:34 PM »
Yup Madison Wi. I believe its the first in the country (electric fire truck)


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