Pierce Velocity Tractor Trailer based on a real Pierce USAR tractor trailer from Portland, OR.
About this creation
UPDATE 2-07-2014 added chrome rims, added more storage to the trailer, roof hatch compartments are now functional.
Functional Roof Hatch Compartments
In this pic you can see all the equipment that is stored & carried on the unit
This is my first entry in MOC Pages. I've been lurking around this site for sometime now, looking at all the great creations. I've gotten lots of great ideas from the talented builders on here. Because of you guys I was finally able to come up with a way to build the truck like I wanted. So i give credit to all of you. Thank you.
I don't really know what else to say, so i guess if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Update: Heres a picture of the truck I based mine off of. Its an 2006 or 2007 Pierce. It operates as USAR 1 out of Portland. It was paid for by a federal grant. Its part of a specialized task-force that is available to respond state wide and well as out of state if needed.
Congratulations! This creation has been nominated for the BEST OF 2012 Emergency Bricks Award in the category of "Best Rescue / Squad" You can nominate others or comment on this at the Emergency Bricks forums. Voting will being on December 21st and continue through December 31st. Registration is required to vote. Congrats and thank you! http://www.emergencybricks.com
Ryan, yes I will be naming the dept. it will be taking on my towns name & will be Monroe Fire Rescue. Our station number is 17. The Heavy Rescue will be 1716. The 3 Rear Mount pumpers in my other post will be 1711, 1712, 1721. The brush unit will be 1714. Future units are to include a 100 ft. Ladder, more than likely a tiller-quint. 2 possibly 3 water tenders, and a dozer team.
Again thank you for the comments guys. Means a lot coming from a group of seasoned builders like you. I wasn't really going for the beastly look, but it kinda turned out that way. Paulo & Christian, its funny that you mentioned Emergencybricks, I actually joined earlier this week. firerescueguy17 is my screen name.
This is an awesome looking rig, fantastic details, and a very unique design, few people can pull of tillers, and you are one of the only who has pulled of a rescue tiller, welcome to the pages and check out Emergencybricks.com!
Thank you guys for all the kind comments and words. I think it turned out pretty good. It took me roughly a month to build. I first made a MOC build out of spare parts i had. i then took it apart, did a piece by piece inventory & ordered everything I needed off of bricklink. I wasn't originally going to have the Hiab crane on the truck. But as I was online looking at some construction photos of new fire apparatus being built for various departments here in Oregon, I stumbled across Portland's new Squad 1. It's a 2013 Arrow XT Tractor-Drawn Rescue. It has a Hiab mounted to the truck chassis. When I saw that, I knew then I had to put one on here.