The San Diego Fire Department purchased this rear-mount aerial ladder from Crown Coach in 1975.  Truck 8 was
powered by a Cummins NTC-350 diesel engine and carried Crown serial number F1753..  The 100 foot ladder was
built by Maxim.  In 1990, F1753 was placed in reserve status as Truck 29 and retired in 1997 and sold to collector
Mike McDonald.  It was in very poor condition when it was acquired by Mike McDonald and the decision was made
to convert this truck into a tractor.
Updated January 28, 2008