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1938 Ahrens-Fox Model HT Pumper
This is a classic 1938 Ahrens-Fox Model HT pumper. It features the distinctive front mounted piston pump for which Ahrens-Fox is famous. This HT features a 1000 gpm six-cylinder piston pump and a 935 cubic inch Hercules HXE engine with no muffler that produced an impressive 210 hp. It has a four speed manual transmission. It is capable of 65 mph.
About this creation
The most distinctive feature of this Ahrens-Fox is the spherical air chamber above the pump. The big silver ball is to dampen the pulsations cased by the piston pump. Although rated at 1000 gpm, the Model HT often could pump more than this.

The Model HT was the pinnacle of the Ahrens-Fox pumper design. For its day it was a huge pumper. It is 28 feet in length with a wheel base of 212 inches. It weighs approximately 20,000 pounds. In 1938 as new it cost $12,000.

The first Model HT was built in 1937 and delivered to South Saint Paul, Minnesota. The last was delivered in 1952 to Tarrytown, New York. A total of only 67 Model HT pumpers were built. Of these 26 went to FDNY. Only one of these survives and is in the collection of the New York State Museum. New Orleans purchased four Model HT pumpers in 1948. These remained in front line service until the 1970ís and were among the last HT pumpers in service.

Ahrens-Fox of Cincinnati, Ohio, was active in the fire apparatus industry from 1910 to 1956. The Ahrens-Fox name was resurrected in 2002 and is now used under a lease agreement by HME Incorporated of Wyoming, Michigan, a suburban of Grand Rapids.

Ahrens-Fox apparatus is highly prized by collectors and a significant number of "Foxes" are in the hands of collectors and museums. BFD552@Gmail.com.



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White Knight
  October 31, 2011
Simply a beautiful machine !>.....an excellent lego job....
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  June 12, 2011
This is absolutely gorgeous. It looks so life like. Great detailing throughout. A top MOC.
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  October 21, 2010
WOW! You have really captured the classic look of the Ahrens Fox!!! Great job!
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  September 23, 2010
Quoting Tom S Looks good. The "chrome" parts aren't bad at all. A company in my town has a '47: http://fdnytrucks.com/files/html/otherstates/Monmouth%20County/Middletown%20Twp%206.htm
That is a beautiful truck.
  September 23, 2010
original,instructive,looks so hot! love the brown ladder,and overall design!it s always interesting to see what you come up with! but,my fav will always be your old french tiller 47 lafrance 700! it s wonderfull!
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  September 23, 2010
Amazing detail! Who thought a classic would look so good??
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  September 23, 2010
Nice work. Your antique trucks always turn out perfectly. - Nathan
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  September 23, 2010
As always it is a real treat to see new work from you. Your classic trucks are the best out there. This truck really stands out. The front mounted pump is great. Regards, Eric.
  September 22, 2010
Looks good. The "chrome" parts aren't bad at all. A company in my town has a '47: http://fdnytrucks.com/files/html/otherstates/Monmouth%20County/Middletown%20Twp%206.htm
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  September 22, 2010
Another great classic! Can't wait to see what's next.
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  September 22, 2010
Fantastic job! Always wanted to see a Fox built with legos. The silver ball above the pump looks great! It really seperates Aherns Fox apparatus from everything else. I'm also lovin all the chrome pieces. Great job and can't wait for your next classic!
 
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