Who doesn’t love a shiny red fire truck especially when it is a Mercedes-Benz one? This one was visiting Mavin Truck Centre last week that we had to get a few shots.
The truck is a Mercedes-Benz Atego 1630 Dual Cab 300hp auto fitted out as a Class 1 Tanker by Fire & Rescue NSW .
Class 1 Tankers are a multi-purpose off road capable tanker that can carry more water than urban fire engines. All of the tankers have Class A bushfire foam systems, and pump-and-roll firefighting capabilities allowing them to deliver water while moving, which is effective for fighting bushfires and fast moving grass fires. They also incorporate cabin protection spray systems for the safety of firefighters in burn over situations. The pump capacity is a minimum of 1500 litres per minute.