This is a 1962 Seagrave Model 531-KB-1000 pumper. It has a 1000 gpm pump and a 300 gallon water tank. It is powered by a Seagrave 531 gasoline engine.
About this creation
The cab-forward K model chassis was introduced by Seagrave in 1959. This was Seagrave’s first cab forward design. It featured Seagrave’s innovative tube steel frame. The cab was 72 inches wide.
The cab-forward K model was manufactured from 1959 to 1968. The K model was a very versatile chassis. It was used for pumpers, mid mount aerials, quads, quints and tractor-drawn aerials. The model K was superseded by the wider and lower P model in 1969. The P model was eight inches wider and three inches lower and featured other improvements.
Seagrave was founded in Detroit 1881 by Frederic Scott Seagrave, a Massachusetts native. In 1891 the business was moved to Columbus, Ohio. When FWD purchased Seagrave in 1963 production was moved to Clintonville, Wisconsin. Seagrave still produces fire apparatus. BFD552@Gmail.com