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Default Fire Trucks that can be driven from both ends

The Chinese have made a fire truck that can be driven from both sides. Useful for going into small lanes to attend fires.

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The Twin Cab fire truck can carry up to 2500 liters of water and is used as a sorta ‘scout vehicle’ when the fire department wants to find out how big ‘n hot a fire is. The Twin Cab has camara’s on each side that can provide the commander outside the immediate area with real-time video. The water the Twin Cab carries is meant more for its own protection than for extinguishing a fire. The twin cabin must ensure the truck is still maneuverable when one of the cabins gets damaged. Nice idea, but Hongyan ain’t the first…


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Originally Posted by Rahul Rao View Post
The Chinese have made a fire truck that can be driven from both sides.
http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/02/...cab-firetruck/ use full for going into small lanes to attend fires.

The Russians had beat the Chinese to using the first such fire trucks. These Chelnok trucks were made for the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014, and were pretty much in the news.

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These firetrucks, based on the IVECO Trakker platform, come with an FPT Cursor series engine and Allison 4000 series AT. I think I'd read that the steering system was from ZFLS (?).

The PSA-T and PSA Chelnok double-headed fire trucks are equipped with a unique reversing system and have been chosen to stand guard at Russia's Sochi Winter Olympics site. The trucks themselves were jointly developed by the Italian truck maker and Vargashi with the support of Allison. A Trakker 4x4 chassis fitted with an Allison 4000 Series fully automatic transmission is matched with the special fire-fighting body supplied by the Vargashi Factory to create the first double cabin fire engines designed and built in Russia. The second cabin allows the new fire trucks to move through a tunnel without having to turn around, which has shown to be an invaluable asset in emergency rescue work. The PSA Chelnok vehicle was presented at the 2012 Integrated Safety and Security exhibition, where it attracted great interest from visitors and exhibitors. The PSA Chelnok fire engine is a rescue shuttle intended to provide first response, aid as well as the gathering and evacuation of victims in emergency situations in tunnels. Thanks to its unique qualities, this vehicle has aroused a lot of interest not only from rescue services but also from Sochi construction companies, who are planning to use PSA Chelnoks in bridge construction.
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