Gopher Wildland Engine
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Year Introduced:

Length - 19 studs
Height - 8.66 bricks to top of extended antenna
Width - 10 studs to outside of mirrors

Pump Specifications:
500 gpm PTO (Power Take Off)
Pump and Roll capable
Around the pump foam proportioner
2.5" intake on rear
Two 1" discharges for booster reels
1.5" rear discharge for the attack line
All discharges capable of foam discharge

Tank Capacity:
500 gallons

Foam System:
20 Gallon Class A Foam Cell
100 CFM compressor for CAFS

28" preconnected attack line
Two 38" booster reels
Two 14" supply lines, one preconnected

In Cab Storage
Two flashlights
Axe, Sledgehammer, and Forcible Entry Tool
Exterior of Apparatus
2.5 gallon water fire extinguisher
20 pound ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher
Two Shovels and Broom in thru chassis storage area
Hydrant wrench
Driver's Side Compartments
First Aid Kit
AED (automated external defibrillator)
Oxygen Bottle
5 gallons of drinking water in cooler
Officer's Side Compartments
Circular saw
Small gas can
Bag of absorbent
Small hammer, screwdriver, and open ended wrench

The Gopher Wildland Engine has a few features that are not common to previous Sixby Fire apparatus. The bodywork is mounted on a flatbed which offers excellent ground clearance for off road operations. It also has thru the chassis storage for hand tools, including two shovels and a broom. Other hand tools could also be located there, up to a limit of three. The Gopher Wildland Engine also has four wheel drive and locking differentials for complete access to just about any off road situation.

The Gopher Wildland Engine has a similar name as our our older Groundhog wildland unit in that they're both named after burrowing animals. The size difference between a real Groundhog and a real Gopher is similar to the size difference between the Sixby Fire apparatus called the Groundhog and our new Gopher Wildland Engine. They're both designed to get into hard to reach areas, and also get out. As with all of our recent apparatus, and as can be seen by the photos to the right, the Gopher Wildland Engine was designed from the ground up to be fully minifig accessible.

The Gopher Wildland Engine has only been in the research and development stages since early 2008 and we are now proud to offer it to you! From concept to having a complete apparatus built was less then 6 months.

Note: Photo taken during equipment test fitting session.

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