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American LaFrance » Pioneer I

In 1964, to bridge a growing price gap between its commercial-chassis fire apparatus and premium-priced 900 Series Customs, American LaFrance came out with a new economy model, entry-level cab-forward custom called the Pioneer I. The new lowline custom utilized a slab-sided, flat-faced canopy style cab purchased from Truck Cab Manufacturers (TCM) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Standard engine in the Pioneer was a 413 cubic inch, 256 horsepower Chrysler V8, which drove a 750 gpm ALF Twinflow pump. Later the trucks were equipped with 6V-53N 216 hp engines. Initially offered only as a bare-bones, plain-Jane pumper, the Pioneer product range was eventually expanded to include straight-frame and rearmount service aerials and even tractor-drawn aerial ladder trucks.

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  1. Ken Caldwell
    2012-06-30 10:43:21

    Where did you get picture 10, LaCrosse's truck 2?
    I've done a few miles in that old girl.
    1966 413 750 Twinflow

  2. Harris Levinson
    2015-04-19 20:33:57

    The yellow eng is from south williamsport known as eng 9 and is now an eng from the milton pa area

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