Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Restored 1930 Fire Truck to Appear At Open House
The Southwest Oregon District recently restored a 1930 Ford wildland fire suppression truck and it will be on display at the district's open house, July 23. The 4-cylinder, 2-seat, 5-barrel stump jumper is pretty darn close to the original animal, which was used on wildfires in southwest Oregon in the Depression era. It's a rough-riding rascal, but its tall gearing enabled it to climb steep ground nearly as well as a man on foot. But neither man nor horse was able to carry as much water (250 gallons), hose or tools as this sturdy beast.
Posted by Brian Ballou at 11:27 AM