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What Am I for Sunday 7/01/12
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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:52 PM
The apparatus builder was not the chassis builder for this fire truck. Can you name both ? Emblem removed.
By ppsyclone - Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:11 PM
Pirsch and IH
By Eric Reiber - Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:15 PM
The chassis has lines of either Pirsch or Seagraves but the body is identical to a couple American Lafrance rigs that I have worked on in years gone by.
By Brocky - Saturday, June 30, 2012 3:03 PM
Pirsch and possibly REO??
By clyde318 - Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:12 AM
Go with Pirsch and GMC.
By Jesse - Sunday, July 01, 2012 5:36 AM
I go with Pirsch.

Underlying chassis/body is not clear to me.

I think I looked at it at West Sprinfield.

I'm in the market for wood fire truck ladders and one of the guys standing around these was a Pirsch guy.

Pirsch made their own ladders, wood and aluminum.
By John Suckoe - Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:11 AM
pirsch and corbitt
By mplsbuffalo - Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:27 AM
How about Pirsch and Pirsch
By Peter Mullin - Sunday, July 01, 2012 1:10 PM
Being a Massachusetts truck I will go with Maxim on a Pirsch chassis.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, July 01, 2012 1:22 PM
Everyone is onto the Pirsch part, but the chassis builder will be pretty difficult unless you read the windshield placcard like I did ! The year is 1941, for whatever that is worth. And the 1954 Pirsch next to it had a chassis by the same builder. And it is surprising for a New England truck.
By RICKY352PETES - Sunday, July 01, 2012 1:24 PM
D. T.
By Bill White - Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:14 PM
available Pirsch
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, July 02, 2012 12:59 PM
I don't think anyone is going to get this chassis, so we'll just call it a Pirsch and be done with it. Believe it or not this east coast fire truck sports a west coast chassis - Peterbilt !! This 1941 Peterbilt-Pirsch is owned by Russell Chamberland, who also displayed a 1954 Peterbilt-Pirsch. Brian Kelly was 1st with Pirsch.
By mplsbuffalo - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 3:24 AM
Oddly / of interist this rig shows up in the Pirsch delivery list with all their regular custom rigs .

Listed as a type 15 500gpm with a hercules rxld..
By ray88 - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 1:56 PM
When I saw that WAI picture I went looking for my Show Time from the 2010 Pleasanton national. I was trying to help with registration when a local firefighter asked if they could show their 1939 Peterbilt which they had evidence was the first vehicle to be produced after Peterman bought the factory. As I recall Stormy did an article about it in WOT shortly after the show. I don't know from firetrucks, but thought they looked similar - not similar enough to throw that in as a guess. ray
By Mike_Blais - Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:10 AM
Can someone enlighten me about this? The sheet metal sure looks like Pirsch. Does this imply that Peterbilt built the frame and running gear and sent it to Kenosha Wis. to have Pirsch finish it? Are the two trucks mentioned the ones that came from Southbridge Mass?
By Michael Yarnall - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:43 AM
I think it was a typo. The company was Peter Pirsch and Sons. Peter was Mr. Pirsch's first name. I think someone put Peterbilt Pirsch by mistake. I could be wrong. There are some weird combinations in the fire truck world. Mike
By Mike_Blais - Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:50 AM
I agree, I'm going with 100% Pirsch.