This is a 1964 Maxim S Series pumper. It has a 1000 gpm Hale pump and a 500 gallon water tank. It is powered by a six cylinder gasoline engine.
About this creation
In 1914 Carlton Maxim built his first fire apparatus for the Middleborough, Massachusetts, Fire Department, of which he was a member. The combination hose and chemical car was so successful that Maxim's fire apparatus soon were serving in departments throughout New England. Maxim went on to produce a full line of fire apparatus.
In 1956 Maxim was acquired by its rival the Seagrave Corporation but continued to operate as a separate division.
In 1960 Maxim introduced the S series. This short wheel based conventional cab apparatus was available in open and closed cabs. The S Series was used for pumpers, mid-mount aerial ladders and tillers.
In the mid-1970s the S Series was re-vamped. In the mid-80s the S Series was discontinued. A short time later, on December 15, 1989, Maxim stopped production and went out of business. BFD552@Gmail.com
The Maxims are some pretty cool and interesting rigs!!! When I was younger, I got the chance to ride in a 1972 yellow, open-cab Maxim(Not S-series though). All I can say is that it was pretty loud!!! The rig is still in service today!!! Keep up the fabulous work and history Lego Fire Museum!!!
really love this, mainly cos i love the old Maxims, i have a book i was given as a child which talks in great detail about some Maxim units and their ladders used on others.
thanks for the nostalgia moment.
Awesome looking truck. I think you captured the look of the Maxim perfectly. Also, the article on how the company was formed and it's history through the years is excellent. Great job on a classic New England style fire apparatus.