This is a 1959 Mack C model pumper. The Mack C series was introduced in 1957 and produced until 1967.
About this creation
This particular model is a type C95 and has 1,000-gallon-per-minute pump. It has a Mack 672-cubic-inch, 230-horsepower Thermodyne diesel engine. A total of 605 models of the C95 were built.
Overall a total of 1,055 units of Mack C apparatus were built. The vast majority were pumpers, but Mack also built straight and tillered aerials on C model chassis. These included 65-foot, 75-foot, 85-foot, and 100-foot ladders. The Mack C was a very successful model for Mack. It was replaced by the even more successful CF model.
Starting in 1964, Aerialscope 75-foot telescoping aerial platforms were mounted on the Mack C trucks. A total of 13 Aerialscopes on the C chassis were delivered to the FDNY.
The design of the Mack C was acquired by Mack in 1956 when it purchased the C.W. Beck Company. Beck was a bus manufacturer, who had acquired the design from Ahrens-Fox. Only six of the Aherns-Fox cab-forwards were built before that company went out of business.
The C models were amongst the first custom chassis fire apparatus to feature diesel engines. The diesel engine was a simpler design, more reliable and consumed significantly less fuel than a comparable gasoline engine. BFD552@Gmail.com