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 181 Tatra 815 8x8 - Refurbished in 1993
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ONLINE AUCTION- Ends 11/17/17. To see full details for this item please go to and enter QAL #10238-4 in the Quick Asset Lookup QAL box located on the home page.

FIRE TRUCK IS LOCATED IN SAN ANTONIO, TX. This is a 1981 TATRA 815 8x8, that was refurbished in 1993, and converted into a Large Brush Truck. The vehicle is not running at this time, the engine and transmission were removed from the vehicle due to a transmission failure. The department then attempted to retrofit a new Caterpillar engine and Allison transmission into the vehicle. That attempt was unsuccessful due to the engine not fitting under the cab without major alterations. A new Transmission was then purchased from TATRA and shipped to the repair shop. At that time the department decided not to complete the repairs of the vehicle. In short, the Engine was running perfect when it was removed, the unit has a Brand New, Tatra Standard Transmission, the repair and remounting was never completed on the unit. It has been out of service for approximately 3-1/2 yrs. The rear body to include the tank and pump could be removed and placed on another large chassis to be used as a firefighting type of vehicle, as the pump motor is completely separate from the vehicle motor and runs fine.

Chassis Vehicle- 1981 Tatra 815 8x8 Refurb in 1993 Engine Tatra Air Cooled V12 Transmission- Tatra Standard transmission Dimensions L X W X H - 31 X 8 X 12

Body The Body was built by Westex Welding Co. in 2010. It features the following: Steel construction 2500 gal baffled poly tank with integrated foam tank. Waterous 500-140DC cross mount compressed air foam unit powered by a John Deere model 4045TF turbocharged, four cylinder, 276 cubic inch displacement diesel engine. FOAMPRO Model 1601 electronic Class A foam system Full size compartments on the driver side with Storage for a folding tank and hard suction through the rear of the passenger side as well as low compartment storage behind the rear tires. Three Newton electric dump valves. One located on each side and on the rear capable of flowing 1800 gallons of water per minute. Discharges include: 2 - 1 hose reels, 2 - 1 whip lines located at pump area, 2- 2.5 side discharges, 1- 1.5 preconnect crosslay, 1- 2.5 preconnect crosslay and 2 5 storz intakes. The body and chassis feature a full complement of emergency and scene lighting. Pump can be controlled from inside the cab. Front bumper is fitted with a Elkhart Sidewinder turret and Bumper sweep nozzles. is the online auction platform where you can bid on and buy government surplus.

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