Brush trucks have many shapes and sizes, maybe more than any other type of fire apparatus, but they all have one defining characteristic – they are meant to operate beyond the pavement. The problem is that there aren’t any commercial truck chassis available on the market that are purpose-built for off-road use. 4x4 is a start, but it’s not the whole story. And sure, there are surplus military trucks, and more than a few departments have those, but those ex-military trucks often have limited availability, and more importantly, their condition is usually unknown in advance. So that makes it difficult to plan a fleet replacement just how and when you need it.
Posted: 10/23/2015 9:53:19 AM