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23 minutes ago, ian rush said:

The station has long been due to be replaced with something bigger. The new trucks dont fit the old station but that was known. Existing trucks/tenders are at end of life.

Not a lot to see in terms of managing issues except timing (replace all at once whereas it used to be sequential) and the capital spend on station not being approved and/or build not being done.

Must be worn out with all the mileage/ use they get!

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1 hour ago, The Phantom said:

On the plus side, Oshkosh trucks should be literally bombproof. They make trucks and armoured vehicles for the US military 

They do. But it doesn't mean that the new stuff won't be high maintenance and possibly temperamental, certainly on the electronics side of things, requiring temperature controlled storage (garaging etc). The more complex and complicated this stuff gets, very often the more specialised looking after it needs.

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1 hour ago, The Phantom said:

On the plus side, Oshkosh trucks should be literally bombproof. They make trucks and armoured vehicles for the US military 

 

1 minute ago, Non-Believer said:

They do. But it doesn't mean that the new stuff won't be high maintenance and possibly temperamental, certainly on the electronics side of things, requiring temperature controlled storage (garaging etc). The more complex and complicated this stuff gets, very often the more specialised looking after it needs.

Didn't the Cabbage train come from Florida too? 

DOI have a track record to maintain.

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16 hours ago, Kopek said:

I knew oshkosh as a kids clothing brand. maybe these come with harry potter logos and a magic wand??

Oshkosh were initially famous for bib and brace type overalls for adults. They went into kids clothing on the back of that.

Their catch-phrase was Oshkosh B'gosh. 

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19 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

They do. But it doesn't mean that the new stuff won't be high maintenance and possibly temperamental, certainly on the electronics side of things, requiring temperature controlled storage (garaging etc). The more complex and complicated this stuff gets, very often the more specialised looking after it needs.

Well of course the weather conditions at Ronaldsway are much more extreme than say Afghanistan or Iraq! 

Once again you're all being blinded by your negativity.  Frankly these are probably the best options available and for once they seem to have made a decent choice. 

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12 minutes ago, Two-lane said:

There are CAA requirements for the airport, which specify the number of fire vehicles and their required capabilities. I suppose the gov. went for the top of the required range of course, but there are not that many manufacturers to choose from.

I had heard they had asked the fire service, and then ignored them when they didn't get the answer they wanted !

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47 minutes ago, monasqueen said:

I suppose they'll need specialist drivers at premium rates of pay, too.

Depends on whether the airport deem they need specialist drivers or not. 

The reality of military truck drivers is that steering wheel will need to be chew proof and there will be a colouring-in section on the dashboard. 

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4 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

Certainly a lot damper and wetter.

It's a fire truck, which carries and sprays vast amounts of  water/foam. I'm sure someone probably factored dampness into its design specs.

Next pointless negative comment...

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11 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

It's a fire truck, which carries and sprays vast amounts of  water/foam. I'm sure someone probably factored dampness into its design specs.

Next pointless negative comment...

Did they order them with stabilisers/outriggers?

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