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Engine 80-3 of the Indian River VFC, Millsboro DE is a Mack R600 model pumper. It was purchased new in 1968 at a cost of only $30,000. This rig was built by Mack in Allentown, PA and carries the following manufacture numbers: Chassis R611F Serial # T0l0. Powered by a Mack diesel engine, 5 speed manual transmission, l000GPM Waterous pump, 750 gallon booster tank, two man cab (rode on the back step back in those days) with side compartment mounted SCBA devices. This unit has been in service for 50 Years as of 7 /23/18 and only has 49,958 road miles on her and only 1952 engine pumping hours. It was refurbished by 4 Guys in Myersdale, PA

This engine is still used for, local parades, car/truck shows, public appearances for local organizations and fire prevention education programs for local schools. It is also used as a funeral caisson for fire company and ladies auxiliary members when needed.

I would like to thank President Miller and the members of the IRVFC for providing me with the information needed to do this article. All photos are courtesy of IRVFC,

Seagrave β€œAnniversary” Pumper

Upland Fire Co. # 1 was organized in 1926, Celebrating 75 years of volunteer fire service to Upland Borough, Pa. In 1959 an order was placed with Seagrave for a 1960 Pumper model 53 l -BS-750 at a cost of $16,800.00. This pumper is a 70th Anniversary series pumper, nicknamed” The Shorty.” Seagrave only made a hundred or so of this unique piece. It has a 140-inch wheelbase and the axles are cut 2inches shorter for a tighter turning radius. The pumper features a 750 GPM pump and carries 400 gal. of water. It has one pre-connect in the hose bed and carries 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ Jones Snap hose. The Engine is a V-12 with a 5speed manual trans. 571 was in front line service until August of 1983. It now resides in the Upland Fire Co. Museum and is driven to parades and musters in the Delaware Valley area

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