Fire Engine [Dennis F8]
Maker and role
Dennis Brothers Limited, Manufacturer
Rolls Royce Limited, Manufacturer
Auckland Metropolitan Fire Board, Commissioned by
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Manufacture: Manufactured in 1955 by Dennis Brothers Limited in Surrey, England
Engine type: Rolls-Royce B60 six-cylinder engine 4.256 litres outputting 96.94kW
Gear box: four-speed gearbox, dry plate clutch and bevel rear axle.
Pump: Dennis No. 2 pump which delivered 2273 litres per minute. It is equipped with a 450-litre water tank.
There are compartments inside the back of the truck, fire equipment on the back of the truck and braces for the 10.66 metre ladder.
Auckland’s F8 appliances were different to other F8s in Aotearoa. They had smaller tanks, the hose-reel was mounted at the rear and a suction hose was carried on the top. There was also a backstep which carried brackets for standpipes. This F8 served Tāmaki Makaurau in Ellerslie, Mt Roskill, Onehunga, Central, Parnell and Ōtāhuhu. It was withdrawn from service and donated to MOTAT in 1982.
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