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Other Vehicles => Miscellaneous Vehicles => Mercedes Benz G-Wagen => Topic started by: juddy on October 14, 2015, 07:55:48 AM

Title: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: juddy on October 14, 2015, 07:55:48 AM
Is this something thats under trial?

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Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: juddy on October 14, 2015, 07:57:00 AM
Was also reading they bought over 300 of these units.  These are the Mil spec ones.

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Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: Mick_Marsh on October 14, 2015, 09:39:41 AM
Who is "they"?
Were they (the G Wagons shown) considered for military or civilian use?
Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: juddy on October 14, 2015, 12:06:02 PM
All I know is the 4x4's are mil spec, but not available to the public just yet, there fire trucks for some agency here.

Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: Dervish on October 14, 2015, 12:25:13 PM
I don't know about the 6x6 but the 4x4 are from Quikcorp, just down the road from me. They make some great stuff.

http://www.qcfe.com.au
Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: boxy on October 14, 2015, 05:08:39 PM
The 4x4 ones are for the Victorian national parks and DSE
Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: boxy on October 14, 2015, 05:10:11 PM
And NSW National Parks a 4x4 as a trial vehicle coming to my office in May next year to go through its paces
Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: glbest on April 01, 2019, 01:55:29 PM
vic parks has replaced 13 % of its fleet due to engine problems article in weekly times 26 march 2019
Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: yerriyong on April 01, 2019, 02:45:05 PM
I was with NSW parks when we were given 4x4 merc fire vehicles to trial between 2014 to 2016, there were issues the biggest was the legal weight with fire units, the landcruisers also back then also had weight issues but were overcome with the supply of mine spec cruises which have a larger chassis and suspension than std cruisers, the mercs disappeared not long after this. 
Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: Ford Blitz on April 01, 2019, 06:15:36 PM
The Land cruiser issues were not completely solved hence the trial of the G wagon. One of my projects.
Title: Re: 6x6 Fire Truck
Post by: Ford Blitz on April 01, 2019, 06:48:32 PM
just for interest we purchased a Defender with an extended cab to trial with the G Wagon but landrover made the decision to stop Defender production so it became a moot point. The G Wagon has some issues as a fire unit but is a very capable vehicle. Given what NPWS is now doing it will be interesting to see where they go. The G Wagon will require a different business model if they decide to change from Land Cruiser. Vic Parks has made that leap it seems.