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2010 Crimson Transformer Pumper
This is a Crimson Transformer is built on a Spartan Metro Star® chassis with a 10-inch raised roof and a 178-inch wheelbase. It has a 1,250 gpm PTO integrated Darley pump, 750 gallon water tank, Aluminum body, a Cummins ISL 425 hp diesel engine and a Smart Power 6 Kw hydraulic generator.
About this creation
On April 22, 2010, Crimson introduced the Transformer. The Transformer made its debut that same week at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), in Indianapolis, Indiana. Unlike traditional mid- or rear-mount pumpers, the Transformer does not have a traditional pump house. The design integrates the pump and manifold system into the body just forward of the rear wheels. This frees up compartment space, reduces the wheelbase and reduces the overall apparatus length.


Crimson was launched in 2002 by a consolidation of Luverne Fire Apparatus and Quality Manufacturing. These two companies were acquired by Spartan Motors in 1997. Luverne begin building fire apparatus in 1912 in Luverne, Minnesota. In 1985 Luverne moved operations to Brandon, South Dakota. Quality got its start 1962 in Talladega, Alabama.




Spartan was founded in 1976 by a group of engineers who worked at the defunct, Diamond Reo Corporation. Spartan has around 900 employees. Spartan is the world’s largest producer of custom built fire cabs and chassis. Spartan operates facilities in Charlotte, Michigan, Brandon, South Dakota, Marion, South Carolina, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Wakarusa, Indiana.






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 I like it 
  November 20, 2011
man, these look sooooo real!!!
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  November 20, 2011
man, these look sooooo real!!!
Lego Fire Museum Inc.
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White Knight
  November 18, 2011
a fine vehicle !>....Well done.....
 I made it 
  November 18, 2011
Quoting James Keatley this is a really fantastic job, but out of curiosity why do you believe the pump should only be midship mounted, what advantages does this have over say a rear mount, or say a PUC where you get more storage space, from my experience here in the UK having the pump rear mounted means that the appliance can more easily sit at the side of the road with traffic still flowing, generally making access to scene for other responders easier without a big cue turning round.
Good question. Short answer: I am a traditionalist. Actually I don't have an issue with rear mounted pumps. They make sense to me. I like top mounted controls on a midship pump the most. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/294860 These offer the best visability for the pump operator. I also do not like electronic pump controls. Good old levers work best. I have had better luck with them in my career. There is a place for new technologies and I have nothing against those who embrace them, I just am not the most progressive fire officer out there.
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  November 18, 2011
this is a really fantastic job, but out of curiosity why do you believe the pump should only be midship mounted, what advantages does this have over say a rear mount, or say a PUC where you get more storage space, from my experience here in the UK having the pump rear mounted means that the appliance can more easily sit at the side of the road with traffic still flowing, generally making access to scene for other responders easier without a big cue turning round.
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  November 18, 2011
Quoting Lee Crowder Great job on this one, LFM. It's weird because just earlier this morning I was looking at my old Crimson Transformer that you commented on. Even though the Transformer, PUC, or Pro will most likely never be welcomed back into my company, you did an awesome job! -Lee
I don't like this truck or any of the new trucks with the pump stuck somewhere other than midship where it belongs. This is the only truck I have posted on MOC pages that I can assure you will be recycled back to parts. I will not let my kids play with this. I may also recycle the PUC that I built too. With all those orange pieces I can build a highway plow truck for my son's Lego town.
 I made it 
  November 18, 2011
Quoting Matt Jacobsen nice job! i like how you did the white stripe on the roll up doors. i am also curious how did you do the inverted bricks next to the pump? are those cut?
Thanks. Yes those are cut.
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  November 18, 2011
nice job! i like how you did the white stripe on the roll up doors. i am also curious how did you do the inverted bricks next to the pump? are those cut?
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  November 18, 2011
Great job on this one, LFM. It's weird because just earlier this morning I was looking at my old Crimson Transformer that you commented on. Even though the Transformer, PUC, or Pro will most likely never be welcomed back into my company, you did an awesome job! -Lee
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  November 18, 2011
I am not a fan of these, along with the PUC, PRO, and others like it. But you did a great job on it.
 
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