Electric vehicles are fine for things like the sanitation department where the schedule is fixed, but for the fire service where the trucks can be in use almost constantly I don't see it being a viable option! Many of the companies wouldn't have time between runs to recharge the truck to say nothing about working at long-duration incidents.
Mack is now producing it's LR model with an electric option, the NYC Department of Sanitation has already ordered seven.
There will be 5 of them . . .They are gonna have a light-duty guy driving the battery recharge truck. It'll parked in front of the mask service unit.
Perfect! The company patch will be Reddy Kilowatt throwing a handful of lightning bolts. In his left hand he will be carrying a three prong plug. Above him will be: V=IR, below: Special Called Power.There will be 5 of them . . . View attachment 17037
Or it could be the Energizer RabbitPerfect! The company patch will be Reddy Kilowatt throwing a handful of lightning bolts. In his left hand he will be carrying a three prong plug. Above him will be: V=IR, below: Special Called Power.
Also, the rig needs DOT Hazardous Cargo placards.
I don't know. The E bunny is gonna need a large family of 9 volts.Nah, Entropy. Here's the REAL thing:
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OMG! Responding emergency towing a top-heavy trailer. The accident reports will be piling up fast. They will have to bring back SB-2.Of course, the other option is to fit each new electric pumper with a trailer hitch and assign a generator trailer as a second piece to the company. These trailers already exist (I'm not kidding). Eli Gill photo.
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"They're going to have a lot more trouble keeping us supplied with that gasoline stuff! After all, there's grass just across the street, and oats are as close as the A&P!"Ah, change. I do have to wonder if the old-timers made these same types of comments back in the day when the first horse drawn rigs were replaced with automobiles. I'll be curious to see how the technology continues to evolve as departments trial/break/request improvements to the equipment.