|This unique Crown began its life in 1975 as a ladder truck built for the city of San Diego carrying serial number F1753.|
|You may see F1753 in her original configuration here.|
|The Crown tractor you see on this page actually began as an attempt to build a replica of the Crown Dozer Transport built for the City of Los Angeles in 1960. The direction of the project changed as it progressed and it bacame the tractor for a water tender. The project began with F1753 having its ladder and body removed. The frame was shortened and reinforced and a 5th wheel was added. An N14 Cummins motor was installed in place of the original NTC-350 Cummins as well as a Eaton 10-speed manual transmission and a 2,000gpm PTO driven pump. The pump panel area was removed from F1608, originally from the Azusa FD, which was acquired for parts. To top it off, a chrome plated, remotely operated Stang monitor was added. Water is supplied to the tractor from the 8,500 gallon tank trailer through a 4" line.
This rig was built by Mike McDonald's Western Heavy Equipment.