1961 Mack C-85 - Retired

 The first brand new custom built fire truck to go into service with Lake Hiawatha was this 1961 Mack C-85 pumper equipped with a 750 G.P.M. Two-stage pump with a 500 gallon water tank, two booster reels, 150 feet of pre-connected 1.5 inch hose in a special compartment located at the rear of the apparatus and was designated Engine 641.

 

The Mack also carried 1000 feet of 3 inch, 1000 feet of 2.5 inch hose along with a additional 400 feet of 1.5 inch hose Over the years the truck was re-painted and re-lettered. The Mack was purchased new for $27,000.00 and sold to a equipment dealer in Texas during 1984 for $8,000.00. The truck is still in service in Texas. It has recently been converted to a BBQ truck, here are some pictures of that unusual conversion.