This is a 2008 Sutphen Monarch Pumper. It features a flat roof Stuphen Ambassador Cab. It is powered by a Cummins ISL 400 hp diesel engine. It has a Hale Q-Max 1500 gpm pump, an Akron by-pass educator foam system, a 750 gallon water tank and a 30 gallon foam tank. It also has a 10Kw Smartpower generator. It has a stainless steel body with all bolted construction.
About this creation
The Sutphen Corporation was founded in 1890 by Clarence H. Sutphen in Columbus, Ohio. As the age of the automobile dawned Sutphen started building its own fire apparatus on commercial chassis, such as the popular Ford Model T. The company was popular locally through 1963.
In that year the remarkable Sutphen aerial tower was introduced. The tower was, and still is, a midship mounted telescoping aluminum boom with an enclosed waterway and a crew basket at the end. The tower was a great success and Sutphen rapidly grew to be a nationally recognized leader in fire apparatus.
Sutphen now offers a comprehensive line of products including aerial towers and aerial ladders as well as custom and commercial pumpers. The Sutphen Corporation is still family owned and operated by the fifth generation of Sutphens. Sutphen apparatus is easily recognizable by their distinctive square headlight bezels.
The Sutphen Corporation currently has five factories. The main office and plant are in Amlin, Ohio. In nearby Hilliard, Ohio, is the home of Sutphen Towers. The Sutphen Chassis Division plant and a refurbishment center are in Springfield, Ohio. The Sutphen East factory is in Monticello, New York.
Quoting Jordan Pittman
Whoa! Awesome truck!!!!! I mean it! But any credit to West Brickwich Volunteer Fire Department for the Q glued to the grille?
I am glad that you like the truck. To answer your question, no credit to anyone for the Q in the grill. I have been doing that for years. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=105322 It is built into the front of the truck using a basic SNOT technique; A Part No. 3700 - 1x2 birck with hole - and a Part No. 4274 - 1/2 Technic pin.
Fantastic Looking Truck!! The color looks perfect and color has really been a big thing I have been working on lately but i am so limited with LDD. However the truck I have currently been working on before purchasing, I changed out what red i could one LDD with your dark maroon and it looks fantastic! what do you call that color of brick on Bricklink? Another monster of mine is on its way! Finally!! after much procrastination and "planning" :D Keep it up!!
This is really a welcome addition to your growing stable of vehicles. I have to agree that the dark red really does look fantastic. I also like that you have chosen eight wide. I am torn between that and seven wide for new work. You prove that eight wide is great for depicting modern engines. My six wide just looks too skinny! Regards, Eric.
Although I never have liked Sutphens, You captured the look of it perfectly. I like how you used the darker red. Not many people do that, and I love seeing trucks in that color. Can't wait to see what trucks you post next that are too new for the museum!
Quoting Karl E
Not bad for a classic guy! Lol. Excellent work LFM! With an 8 wide you really capture and balance out the look of a Suthpen. More modern to come?
Let's just say I was busy this winter. I would have started putting them up sooner but the snow didn't all melt until late March and then we haven't had sunny weather for me to take the photos. It has rained for most of the month. Finally today we had a nice sunny day.
Excellent as usual! Nice to see you put some modern apparatus on MOCpages, it sets a new tone in building on your page. Keep up the amazing work!! It's funny that I live about 100 miles from Columbus, never would have known that if it wasn't for you!