posted on January 09, 2012 20:15
The Batavia City Council Monday night gave the go ahead to the fire department to find a manufacturer's demo truck to replace a 22-year-old fire engine.
Soliciting proposals for a demo unit was the recommendation of Batavia Fire Chief Jim Maxwell.
"There are demo units out there that manufacturers build to take around to shows to markert their product and then sell. These units could meet our specifications. We also may look at a truck that is already cue, being built to be a demo unit. This will shorten the delivery time frame," Maxwell said.
Waiting for a new truck to be built could take up to a year.
The chief estimates a demo truck would sell for 10 to 20 percent less than a new fire engine, which could run close to a half-million dollars.
Batavia is currently borrowing a pumper truck from the City of Rochester.