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 1955 American LaFrance

Shop manual terms and translations from the October 2002 PPPSI newsletter:

The manual says: Carefully . . .

Translation: You are about to cut yourself.

Make Number:

Date of Manufacture:


Engine Type:

903 V-8 Cummins Diesel

Horsepower Rating:

Transmission Type:

Allison 4-speed automatic


750 GPM (Pump Disconnected), 65-foot Ladder

Original Owner:

Jewett City Fire Department (CT)

Second Owner:

Bloomington Twp. Hose & Ladder Co. (IN)


Diesel Engine New in 1988-89

Automatic Transmission New in 1994

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Updated: January 2003