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B-25 Minuteman Dry Box/Rescue Truck

6-5-09 202a

 

B-25 Minuteman Dry Box/Rescue Truck

The B-25 is built on a chassis with a 60-64 inch cab to axle measurement, dual rear wheels and 14,500 GVW or higher. The B-25 is a dry box rescue body and is usually built on a Ford F-450 or F-550 chassis*.

 

Standard Features include:

    • Body, Welded
      • Material, Premium Structural and Sheet Steel
      • Compartments, U-shaped Translength/Transverse, with two (2) 44" wide x 35" high door openings per side and one (1) 54" x 35" high door opening at the rear
      • Door, Swing-up, Aluminum, for four (4) 44" wide x 35" high door openings and one (1) 54" wide x 35" high door opening
      • Door, Aluminum, for upper rear access to compartments (1 per side)
      • Rear Bumper, 3" x 10" x 1/4" Steel Tube, attached to chassis frame
      • Receiver Tube, Rear Bumper
    • Platform, Light Bar, Removable
    • Trim Package, Bright Aluminum Tread in Compartments
    • Trim Package, Stainless Steel Chip Rails
    • Flooring, Turtile Tile, in compartments
    • Coating Package, Superliner, on rear bumper
    • Coating Package, Corashield, on underbody
    • Mud Flap, behind rear tire
    • Light Bar, Whelen Justice LED (NFPA compliant)
    • Emergency Light, Round Beacon, Super LED, at rear on top of compartments
    • Emergency Light, Whelen Linear LED 500 Series
    • Emergency Light, Alternating Rear Flashers
    • Stop-Turn/Tail Light, Incandescent
    • Work Light, on Body, Incandescent (add 2 for front bumper)
    • Work Light, in Compartments, Incandescent
    • Wig Wag Package
    • Siren and Speaker, with Hands Free controls
    • Back-up Alarm
    • Door Open Indicator, LED light mounted on dash
    • Enclosure, Dash-Mounted, for Siren and Radio mounting, allows 3rd person to ride in chassis
    • Enclosure, Electrical Panel, with labels and color-coded wiring located inside the chassis
    • Dedicated Ground to the Battery
    • Master Disconnect, Ignition-operated
    • Electrical System, Body
    • Electrical System, Chassis
    • Reflective Striping, 4" below body doors, 1" on Rear Bumper and Triple Stripe in the center of the body
    • Reflective Striping, Triple Stripe, on chassis doors
    • Body Preparation, Sandblast and Prime
    • Paint, Polyurethane, to meet fire department's specifications

 

*Other chassis manufacturers are available such as Dodge or International.

 

REQUEST PRICING ON THE MINUTEMAN RESCUE TRUCK

Minuteman Options

  • Blanchat restraint

    Blanchat Restraint Body Harness

    This option includes one additional body harness for the Blanchat Restraint System.

     
  • Wheel chock

    Wheel Chock Set

    A set of two wheel chocks are mounted in the rear wheel wells.

     
  • 5 lb fire extinguisher

    5 lb Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher

    A 5 lb dry chemical fire extinguisher with 40-B:C is mounted on the bed for easy access.

     
  • First aid kit

    First Aid Kit

    A first aid kit is mounted in an easily accessible location.

     
  • 35 hp pump

    35 HP Pump

    The pump can be upgraded to a Hale HPX275 with Briggs & Stratton 35 HP V-twin overhead valve engine. The pump performance is 190 GPM at 145 PSI from draft to supply two 95 GPM nozzles with 200 feet of 1-3/4 inch hose or 250 GPM at 125 PSI from draft to supply two 125 GPM nozzles with the same size hose.

     
  • FoamPro 1601

    FoamPro 1601

    The FoamPro 1601 is an electronic, fully automatic, variable speed, direct injection and discharge side foam proportioning system for Class A foam. The system is accurate to within 3% of calibrated settings over the advertised operation range when installed.

     
  • Rowe CAFS

    Rowe CAFS

    The Rowe Equalizer system has a compact design which allows for easy installation on almost any application. From wildland to structure fires, the equalizer system has many benefits including: simplicity, reliability, effectiveness, flexibility and a lifetime warranty.

     
  • Tankvision mini slave

    Tankvision with Mini Slave

    The main indicator is installed in the pump panel with a mini slave in the cab.

     
  • 4 light indicator

    4 Light Water Level Indicator

    Four LED tank status lights (green, blue, amber and red) provide bright, easy to identify indication of water status. The option also includes a mini slave.

     
  • Two whiplines in crosswalk

    Two Preconnected Whiplines in Crosswalk

    The pump panel is plumbed for an additional whipline (yellow knobs) in the crosswalk.

 

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Minuteman Overview

Standard Roll-Over Protection

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The B-24 & B-27 Minuteman models (the only Minuteman models that have a crosswalk area) feature the BATROPS (Blanchat Apparatus Transverse Roll-Over Protection System) which follows Surface Vehicle Standard SAE J1194 for roll-over protective structures. This is the same standard used for agricultural tractors.

 

No other industry manufacturer features a Fire Attack Operational Area that follows SAE J1194 for roll-over protection.

- Greg Blanchat

 

crosswalk

 

Two Fire Attack Operational Areas are located directly behind the chassis cab which allow a firefighter to stand or sit during pump and roll up to 15 MPH. The center Pump Control Operational Area allows access to the top-mount pump panel. The Pump Control Operational Area does not follow SAE J1194 and should not be used while the apparatus is in motion.

 

Learn more about the BATROPS

 

 

Blanchat Restraint System

A four point body harness is standard which allows the firefighter full movement within the Fire Attack Operational Area but locks upon any sudden movement keeping the firefighter from being thrown.

 

Blanchat restraint

 

Learn more about the Blanchat Restraint

 

 

39.2° Vehicle Stability Test

Tilt testTilt test

 

The B-27 Minuteman was tilt tested at the US Forest Service Technology & Development Center in San Dimas, CA. The unit was fully loaded with fuel, tools, 400 gallons (1514 liters) of water and a weight of 250 lbs (113 kg) in the driver and passenger seating positions. The chassis' 19,500 GVWR was maxed out using sandbags.

 

The B-27 Minuteman accomplished 39.2° on both sides.

 

 

The “95-Percent Solution”

FRM 2008The late Larry Davis of Fire Rescue magazine called the B-27 Minuteman the “95-Percent Solution” in May 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...it’s equipped to handle 95 percent of the incidents to which rural firefighters respond, and it serves as a quick-out vehicle that allows a two-person team to arrive on scene, perform size up, take some initial actions and advise incoming personnel as to what must be done.

- Larry Davis

 

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