Gear: Pierce Contender


Pierce Contender

Pierce Manufacturing Florida Division
Category: Apparatus
Subcategory: Engines
Price: $150,000-$200,000
Average Rating:
(18 Votes)

Contender pumpers are built on International 4400, Kenworth T300 or Freightliner M2 chassis. 750gpm, 1000 gpm, 1250gpm, 1500 gpm Waterous or Hale pump and 500, 750, 1000, 1250, 1500 Gallon tanks.

Member Reviews

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    Ravenfirefighter, Sun, 27 Jan 2008 06:24:52 UTC.
    1st review

    This Engine is one of the finest pieces of equipment I have ever had the privilege of using. It is designed for firefighters and firefighting. Extremely dependable, versatile, and easy to operate. Drives and handles like a sports car and rides like a limousine. It operate so sweetly!

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    SCFD410, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:17:13 UTC.

    This apparatus is amazing.

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    funston_fire_rescue, Thu, 03 Apr 2008 22:25:57 UTC.

    we have one on order to replace our current rescue truck i am looking forward to using it i have not heard a bad review from it or pierce's service.

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    SCFD413, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 05:07:54 UTC.


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    StoogieGirl, Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:49:02 UTC.

    I have rode on this Pumper around town and in a Parade!

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    mudlight, Sat, 19 Apr 2008 09:30:51 UTC.

    Very fine apparatus. We have a brand new one in our station now. Good acceleration, braking and pumps great. Very smooth riding truck and plenty of room. Great compartment space, have no complaints at all. Superb truck.

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    truefirefighter28, Sat, 26 Apr 2008 16:05:18 UTC.

    i love useing this truck

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    scfd_421, Thu, 12 Jun 2008 20:30:59 UTC.

    Amazing, that is all that needs said about this truck!

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    Ltpitcher, Sat, 14 Jun 2008 07:02:32 UTC.

    Hate it in my volly house we have a 1991 Pierce Dash and 2003 contender and i will take the dash any day of the week in my career house we have the cats meow a 2007 pierce dash and the dashes take the cake more space better engine and more relyable.

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    florafire638, Sun, 14 Sep 2008 21:51:44 UTC.

    This apparatus is one of most firefighter friendly pieces of apparatus our department has. As long as you can get it in pump gear it will pretty much do the rest of the work for you.

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    flvff, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:28:50 UTC.

    love this truck , my dept. has one with a waterous pump 1250 gpm 1000 gallon tank , we have the kenworth t300 and this truck loves hills , it will pull like there is no tommrow

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    Rusty19, Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:31:15 UTC.

    We enjoy the use of a 2002 contender 1250 gpm pump, 1250 gal. tank and have had little issue with it. We would love tomoveup to the Dash, but do not want to part with the additional cash.

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    cableguy67337, Thu, 05 Feb 2009 07:38:23 UTC.

    From the first run you can't wait for the next

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    brohr9108, Mon, 20 Apr 2009 03:59:10 UTC.

    it is very easy to operate and drive

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    Account Removed, Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:27:49 UTC.

    Good truck, excellent frame and pumps

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    firefighter83, Mon, 06 Jul 2009 17:04:47 UTC.

    We have the 2001 model and it is the biggest piece of junk ever to enter our station. The foam does not want to work half the time, and the pump failed the first of 3 times with only 20 hours of use. the second time was another 100 hrs. later. Also the truck is to low to the ground compared to other engines. i wish we could get rid of it. the only thing good about it is it's ride and it looks cool.

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    sandy2501, Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:25:41 UTC.


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    niterider460, Mon, 16 Sep 2013 05:19:27 UTC.


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