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Offline Jono

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431 broken
« on: September 06, 2007, 09:03:00 PM »
A couple of old pictures i dug up.

I believe 431 tried to go off road, opps.



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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 09:10:19 PM »
The truth of it is while fighting a grass fire it sucked up sparks into the air cleaner box causing a little fire :wink:

Did you take those pics Jono?
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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 10:11:02 PM »
Same thing happened in Canberra, they lost the whole truck, Scania's have paper air filters, this is what happned to 431, no fault of their own, it has now been fitted with a mesh screen.

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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 10:13:28 PM »
i think thats my brother in law in the drivers seat hehe

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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 10:28:46 PM »
Same thing happened in Canberra, they lost the whole truck, Scania's have paper air filters, this is what happned to 431, no fault of their own, it has now been fitted with a mesh screen.

It was a common design fault with the Scania's and the ACTFB knew about it 5 years BEFORE the Canberra fires :-o
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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 10:44:14 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNV64VoW1_8    Ch.9 documentary of the canberra fires...includes the crew of that scania and there disgust..

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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007, 01:32:18 PM »
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Did you take those pics Jono?

I think you will find they were taken by a crank at Morphett Vale  :wink:

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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007, 12:33:21 AM »
The chances of this happening now to the pumpers is somewhat remote now!
Well, to SAMFS Scania's anyhow.

There was a extensive modification performed on all the Scania's in the fleet, which included not just a mesh filter, but a whole new alloy air filter box to replace the plastic one, new fire resistant hoses and fittings, and a fire resistant air filter.

I know this, because I did ours!

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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2007, 12:54:19 PM »
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Did you take those pics Jono?

I think you will find they were taken by a crank at Morphett Vale  :wink:

Thanks Matt...  :roll:
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Re: 431 broken
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007, 11:01:24 AM »
Good to see that MFS took affirmative action to prevent it happening to anymore of their appliances. :-D

Also if you post photos, and they are not yours at least give credit to the photographer.
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