03/29/09 96 W, 1 I - + 17 - 9 Chicago's Mack CF Rear-Mount Ladders

Over on this die-cast fire apparatus discussion board, the history of Chicago's Mack CF rear-mounts is being discussed. The context is a coming replica from Code 3 Collectibles. One interesting piece of history is that these trucks were delivered with 100 GPM booster pumps, 300 gallon booster tanks, and a pair of booster reels. The pumps and equipment were later removed, and perhaps pretty quickly. One poster recalls the politics involved, e.g. if a truck has a pump, then it's an engine and an engineer should be assigned. Read the discussion thread.

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