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Ultra-Light Tanker

 

Macclesfield Ultra Light Tanker

The Ultra-light was given to the Macclesfield brigade by the CFA with our new station opening as recognition of our increasing 'work load' and the significance of access issues to some of the area’s and properties that we have to protect. While certainly not as big as our other tankers, there is not much this truck can't do. Most of the equipment that we carry on this is the same as the Tankers but usually in less quantity. The truck can only carry 2 crew and is designed for use - with ease - by them.

The custom designed stainless steel rear section is typical of the new CFA Ultra-Lights and you will probably see a few around as they are becoming increasingly popular. Differing significantly from a 'slip on' vehicle design (where the fire fighting section is easily changeable to another ute), these purpose built vehicles offer a ruggedness and quality that can't be achieved by a slip on. With the adaptability of the design and Nissan's similarity (over three generations of Patrols), the truck part of this appliance can be removed and replaced quite easily.

Macclesfield Ultra Light Tanker

Macclesfield Ultra Light Tanker

As you can see, with a chainsaw and dry chemical extinguishing agent, this vehicle is designed for smaller incidents in hard to reach places. We also carry first aid supplies to ensure we can do the best job possible in any circumstance.

We also carry on this truck a range of hose and adapters like the tankers to ensure we can readily deal with any situation thrown at us. This vehicle is particularly useful in fast moving scrub fires where it's live reel hose (see rear photo) can be quickly deployed

Macclesfield Ultra Light Tanker

Macclesfield Ultra Light Tanker

The pump, like the tankers, can also draw from static water supplies when required. Obviously not as powerful as the tankers pumps, it is still the ideal unit for the purpose that this vehicle serves.