When Burrell Township Volunteer Fire Department searched for a truck to haul water, we built this "TANKER 1" Series tanker to fit the applications they required.  Being able to maneuver easily, hauling an sufficient supply of water, and able to make long winding hills in a hurry were just a few requirements that had to be met. This Sterling Acterra heavy duty chassis with 14,000 lb. front axles and 23,000 lb. rear axle holding up the back. Powered by a Cummins 330 HP ISC diesel engine and backed by a Allison MD-3060 6-speed automatic transmission it pull 2000 gallons of water encased in a stainless steel elliptical tank like it didn't even know it was back there.

Located between the chassis cab and the bulkhead of the tank is a 200 GPM W.S. Darley transfer pump to move the water from one truck to another. On top of the pump house is an aluminum hose tray capable of holding up to 300 ft. of 2.5" hose.

Burrell's "Tanker 1" features roll-up compartment doors on each side of the truck for easy access to tools and equipment in emergency situations. The body was cleaned and lined with 4" White Scotchlite striping for more visibility in the evening as well as at night. Underbody steps lights activate with a simple pull of the parking brake knob allowing for safe exit upon arrival on scene.


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