Sep 21, 2010 2:46 PM by Greg Boyce
The City of Colorado Springs saved money recently by rebuilding a fire department pumper truck. A new one would have cost approximately $371,000. The refurbishing process cost $172,000.
The Fire Department has refurbished six units over the last four years, for a combined savings of over one million dollars.
The 1997 truck got an engine rebuild, new suspension and driveline parts, including springs, shocks and steering linkages. It also got a rebuilt transmission, new brakes, and new parts in the cab, including new seats.
The whole project took six months and was finished in July.