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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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Started phase one a couple months ago. It's back in the shop now for phase two. Phase two will include more protection for the front grill, headlights, emergency light bar and bed. Also I will be adding some side step bars and brackets so the cage can be removed easily if need be.


Phase I:

Started with TrailReady bumpers front and rear.


Rocker and fender guards.


A hoop behind the cab and some side protection.

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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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taxpayer money well spent
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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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nice work...but a waste of tax money though
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The cage is all 2" x .120" DOM

Limb lifters added and entire cage removed for painting.


Painted and installed.




Phase II - this week!
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nice work...but a waste of tax money though
These trucks drive into the woods during a forest fire. They need to get to the fire as fast as possible. No trails! Just pushing through whatever is in the way to reach the fire. They also need protection from burning falling limbs and trees. Hopefully with the added cage, this truck (and the firemen using it) will survive through many years of firefighting.

Or, just let the forest burn.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #7
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looks pretty sweet ive always wanted to get a hold of a older Brush truck, ive always thought they looked pretty bad ass.
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These trucks drive into the woods during a forest fire. They need to get to the fire as fast as possible. No trails! Just pushing through whatever is in the way to reach the fire. They also need protection from burning falling limbs and trees. Hopefully with the added cage, this truck (and the firemen using it) will survive through many years of firefighting.

Or, just let the forest burn.
I hate to say it but that cage isn't going to do shit against a falling tree....But it is better than nothing...it looks like you did a good job on it though
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I hate to say it but that cage isn't going to do shit against a falling tree....But it is better than nothing...it looks like you did a good job on it though
Thanks,

Hopefully, any falling trees/limbs will be very small!
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Are the wooded areas around midland that large, couldn't you drive thew mainly an open area before reaching any burning forest?

Its nice work, I'm just messing with you.
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I hate to say it but that cage isn't going to do shit against a falling tree....But it is better than nothing...it looks like you did a good job on it though
Makes me feel good when I read your posts, Mike. It is nice to know that there is someone out there more negative than myself.
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nice work...but a waste of tax money though
i would much rather see my tax money go to building a bad ass truck, than getting handed out to some lazy ass
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Are the wooded areas around midland that large, couldn't you drive thew mainly an open area before reaching any burning forest?

Its nice work, I'm just messing with you.
Looks like that rig is going farther north. Sterling is a real wooded area.
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Looks good... Im also sure this cost much less than a lot of other crap tax money goes to.

For reference I am sure it still cost less than a H-1 and tons of cities have those for "rescue" or whatever.

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I hate to say it but that cage isn't going to do shit against a falling tree....But it is better than nothing...it looks like you did a good job on it though
Most of the time it's limbs, not tree's and pushing not falling. Nice looking work!
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Nice work.
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Looks great.

The naysayer’s can start a thread in Politics, Government, or Religion Chat if they would like to be corrected on the tax money issue (instead of a persons build thread).

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agreed...
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Nice work! I built a couple Fire rescue vehicles last year for our local departments. They get used all the time to save lives and put out fires. My friend just got hauled out of the woods on the back of one when he wrecked his snowmobile.
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I like the front protection for the limbs.
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