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2008 Pierce Pumper
This is a 2008 Pierce Velocity PUC Rescue Pumper. It has a 1250 gpm PUC pump, a 30 gallon foam tank and a 500 gallon water tank. It has a 189 inch body and a wheel base 187 inches. It is powered by 515 hp Detroit S60 engine. It features a Harrison hydraulic 10Kw generator and a Husky® foam system. The Velocity Chassis was introduced in 2006. It was the first custom fire truck to offer frontal air bags.
About this creation
“PUC” stands for Pierce Ultimate Configuration. It was introduced in 2007. The PUC does not have a traditional pumphouse. The pump operator’s position is next to hose connections instead of over them. It also features chest height crosslays, chest height ladder storage and hose beds that are lower than in traditional configurations. The PUC features a simplified two-step pump shift operation. The entire pump system is located above the frame for easier and quicker service and maintenance. The PUC offers a shortened wheelbase for improved maneuverability
Humphrey and Dudley Pierce founded their auto body shop in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1913. In the 1940s they started building fire apparatus. In 1958 Pierce’s Chicago dealer ordered the first snorkel on a Pierce body. The snorkel was wildly popular and Pierce grew rapidly. By 1967 the Pierce family had sold all their interest in the corporation. By the mid-1970s Pierce was among the leading manufacturers of fire apparatus in America.

In 1982 Pierce introduced its first custom model, the Arrow. This was followed by the Dash in 1984 and Lance in 1985. Pierce was acquired by Oshkosh in 1996. In 2000 Pierce built its 10,000 pierce of fire apparatus. In addition to their main facilities in Wisconsin, Pierce has facilities in Bradenton, Florida. Pierce has around 800 employees and revenue of over $100 million per year.





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 I like it 
  January 29, 2012
Nice work, Lego FM, looks great. A department near me has a pierce almost exactly in this color scheme. cool! :)
 I like it 
  July 10, 2011
Wow I'm surprised I didn't comment on this earlier. So you build a Pierce hmm? I'll bet Bob K will be overjoyed lol. And it's orange too! That's a color you don't see often on a fire truck. But it stands out from all your other modern creations. Well done.
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  July 6, 2011
Quoting Paulo Rodriguez Oh Oh LFM has been sucked into the empire of Pierce, Whats next Bob K building a Seagrave? hehehehe, Really like the color scheme but I dont like the middle compartment, it should be 4 wide rather than 6, that would really give it more PUC look! But very details, any plans of building a modern arial unit? -Paulo R.
1- I have not been sucked in; I still loathe Pierce. However, in order to offer an accurate presentation of modern apparatus I had too include Pierce. 2- I am sure that Bob K could build a very nice Seagrave if he tried to; he might even enjoy it. 3- This truck has a 189 inch body, not the more common 177 inch body. So it looks longer than most PUCs. With either size the middle compartment is 60 inches which is five studs in the scale I use. So yes, it is too long. But with the 189 inch body each compartment would be five studs long. So then I couldn't use the fancy smancy lift doors. So I went with compartments that are 48 inches - 72 inches - 48 inches. I am sure that Pierce would build it this way if the customer asked. 4- I have built a bunch of modern ladder trucks - none Pierce; three KME and one Mack/Saulsbury/Aerialscope. They are on my Brickshelf account (Engine552) and they may end up here later after I finish this run of modern pumpers. Thanks for the feedback!
 I like it 
  July 4, 2011
Oh Oh LFM has been sucked into the empire of Pierce, Whats next Bob K building a Seagrave? hehehehe, Really like the color scheme but I dont like the middle compartment, it should be 4 wide rather than 6, that would really give it more PUC look! But very details, any plans of building a modern arial unit? -Paulo R.
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  July 3, 2011
A really nice build and i love the colour scheme
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  July 3, 2011
I like it! I really like it! It's so realistic looking, I'd almost say you were a real hired lego designer.
 I like it 
  July 3, 2011
Nice, and it's orange too! Nice looking rendition of a PUC. Another great looking build added to your stable. Regards, Eric.
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  July 3, 2011
What a great way to build a Pierce! The little details and the untraditional color scheme are great! Not many people use orange, and you've pulled it off perfectly! Great job! Can't wait to see next month's!
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  July 3, 2011
wow
  July 3, 2011
The body is Pretty long on this, it reminds me of the original "Rescue-Body" they were going to use before they introduced the PUC Rescue. But great build, LFM. The history lesson is always a plus! -Lee
 
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