Department Signs Contract for New Tanker
By Mechanicsville Volunteers
January 29, 2024

On Monday night, prior to our regular scheduled program, members present gathered to witness the contract signing for the replacement of our current Tanker.
The Apparatus Committee has been working over the last few months on specifications for the new rig and some of them are as follows:
Note: Drawing is conceptual at this point.

Kenworth T880 Chasis
Cummins X15 565EV Engine
Allison 4000EVS Transmission
215" Wheelbase
75 Gallon Fuel Tank

Pierce 195 Stainless SteelTanker Body
Hale Pump
3000 Gallon Water Tank
Booster Reel
1 Attack Line
12" Rear Dump
10" Side Dumps
Fire Tech Hi Viz Scene LIghts
Whelen Warning Light Package

The Department decided to order and enter into the contract now to align with the budget for the replacement of this unit which is slated for 2027. The delivery time for this unit is 37.5 months.

Stay tuned for other apparatus updates in the coming weeks. Our new engine is slated to start construction in a few weeks with anticipated delivery in May.
Our new Utility is on order and we should take delivery in April/May.