Mack Fire Apparatus
By Britton W Crosby
March 2001 - Updated March 2005
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A Tribute to the Bulldog of all Fire Trucks
Page 1 - The Mack Logo
29 Mack photos on this page
Mack Fire Trucks
Possibly America's most famous manufacturer of fire apparatus,
Mack Trucks of Allentown, Pennsylvania began building fire trucks around 1911.
Over the years, these beautiful fire engines, bearing the trademark "Bull Dog",
proved to be as tough and reliable as the saying "Built like a Mack Truck" indicates.
Thousands of these classic apparatus served over the years.
Mack stopped making custom apparatus in 1990 to the dismay of Mack fans.
This is a tribute to some of the Macks I have admired had the pleasure of photographing.
Above Photo: The highly
polished chrome radiator on a Mack B Montreal ladder truck.
Does it get any better than this ?
The Mack Logo
A mid 1920's vintage Mack AC series pumper from Baltimore in parade.
The Mack AC had a
particularly recognizable snub-nosed hood.
This style Mack was built between 1916 and 1938.
It was very rugged and its performance first earned the name "Bull Dog."
The Bulldog radiator cap of an early 1930's Mack "Early B series" pumper.
The Bulldog radiator cap of
an early 1930's Mack "Early B"
Photo Springfield 1997
Mack Radiator at Lynnfield 2004
1940's Mack E radiator carries the Mack name on the Little Mack seen at
the Lynnfield, Mass Muster held each June.
The 1940's vintage Mack "E".
1940's Mack "E" Type 80 pumper with hood open for cooling.
1950's Mack "L" Model hood of a Boston Engine.
Mack B-85 Thermodyne pumper
from Fuller Road Fire Dept.
"Built Like a Mack Truck"
|Mack Model Type Key and
Mack pressure gauges.
The Mack C series logo used between 1957 and 1967.
Early Mack CF pumper at Lynnfield 2004.
Mack CF Series used from 1967 until Mack
stopped making fire trucks in 1990.
FDNY was 100% during a good deal of this period.
Satellite 1 with the BIG gun.
The Mack MC series look of the 1980's
The Mack MC series.
Some of the historical facts and information
referenced in this feature
came from a wonderful book called...
Mack Fire Apparatus
A Pictorial History
Harvey Eckart 1990
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