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Fire engine pull - August 27th

This is another event organised by one of the gyms I use (Gymnation and our unit gym being the other) as entertainment for the kids during the summer holidays.

I was asked a few weeks ago if I thought I could pull a lorry and said, in an off the cuff comment 'yeah probably'. Low I gets a call out of the blue saying that they had arranged a fire engine with Gloucester County Fire services for August 27th.

Well I huffed and puffed as I realised I am out of the country at the European Grip Championships from the 24th to the 26th. Which means the very next day after arriving back I'm supposed to be feeling my oats and ready to pull a fire tender.

On the off (and most likely) chance I'll be too ****ed from lifting to do it and as these chances only come up now and again I thought I'd put some feelers out to see if I could get some interested parties to come and have a go.

I've just been online to the http://www.johndennisfire.co.uk/products/pdfs/dennissabreseries.pdf

and that says that the tenders are 14500-kilos GVW (gross vehicle weight). I think that that is doable if probably a little slow.

I'm trying to find out info on the likely location and to comfirm the probable weight etc. I've also borrowed Colin's Ironmind pulling harness and have a couple of names ready to have a go - does anyone else fancy a chance?? Let me know.

 
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    van_halen
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/19 20:05:17 (permalink)
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    Hey Steve. I'd be up for giving it a go! May not move at all of course! What's life for if not a challenge!
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/19 20:25:15 (permalink)
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    i might be able to give it a go steve. are you training on sat? im gunna try and make it. you could tell me all about it then.
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/19 21:50:18 (permalink)
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    Thats a lightweight pull Steve you should piss all over that!
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/19 21:56:02 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Welshdragon

    Thats a lightweight pull Steve you should piss all over that!


    I'll take your word for it as I don't have a clue. I thought the truck / tractor unit from an artic you pulled at Cardiff was about 7 tonnes and so a tender is more.

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/19 21:58:11 (permalink)
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    i might be able to give it a go steve. are you training on sat? im gunna try and make it. you could tell me all about it then.


    Mike and the guys train Saturday (events I think). I'll be at Gymnation Friday (R/thunder work, press and then arms) and then again Sunday am and pm (pinch and new R/T work a.m. followed by max strength gripper work in the afternoon).

    I'm waiting on a call back to get more info - weight, location and so on.

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/19 21:58:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: van_halen

    Hey Steve. I'd be up for giving it a go! May not move at all of course! What's life for if not a challenge!


    Sweet

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/20 13:17:58 (permalink)
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    Just had another chat with the organizer and it will be held at school I've done a show at before and so I know the ground is tarmac and is level.

    I've asked him to find out the weight. He mentioned he'll be doing posters and leaflets (he did my mad monster one) and he also suggested that we might get a chance to have a go a week or so before at a station (ie: to see if we can move it).

    More when I have it.

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/20 16:46:03 (permalink)
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    steve,

    will it be a straight harness pull? or will there be a rope to pull along too (sorry i dont know the terminology)

    **** it, stick my name down too!
    post edited by big pete - 2006/07/20 16:49:35

    sorry, how many world records???

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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/20 18:01:57 (permalink)
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    I'll bring my groupies! Any requests for what you want them to wear? Haha! Joke obviously.
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/20 18:14:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: big pete

    steve,

    will it be a straight harness pull? or will there be a rope to pull along too (sorry i dont know the terminology)

    **** it, stick my name down too!


    Big Pete:
    We might, as above, get a chance to test it and we already have 2 x 25m of 30mm hemp which we used at the weekend so if need be it's their to help us get started - glad we have another name to add!

    Van Halen: tell them to wear nowt but 'we love Steve' T-shirts

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/20 22:00:42 (permalink)
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    If your going to be trying it out the week before Steve then I might be intrested in a training session!
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/20 23:00:15 (permalink)
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    Cool. As soon as I have yet more info I'll post it and contact people.

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/22 23:03:40 (permalink)
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    Mobster im in the fire service, the wagons weigh approx 11tonne, how fars the pull m8, you beefy strongmen should manage it , we've done it in the past so should be no probs(if you have the cardio capacity).
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/23 09:23:06 (permalink)
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    you'll do it no bother mobster. do u get a rope aswell to pull on with the arms? wot distance do you need to pull it? i did 20m with a 14tonne fire engine in 33.02s in my first strongman comp so you'll be fine. good luck for it!
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/23 09:25:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: rockhopper

    Mobster im in the fire service, the wagons weigh approx 11tonne, how fars the pull m8, you beefy strongmen should manage it , we've done it in the past so should be no probs(if you have the cardio capacity).


    Only a short distance across a playground.

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/24 00:30:00 (permalink)
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    Piece if p##s M8
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/24 10:12:23 (permalink)
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    What's cardio?

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/27 14:37:50 (permalink)
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    Just had another chat with my man wot is putting it together.

    It's a tender they use for school displays and events and so is not in active service and they can empty the water out if need be. We have asked for 2 dates for 'having a go' and it'll probably be over in Quedgely, Gloucester (there is a business park there).

    I've asked to give the school the once over so as to find the best spot and seek out an anchoring point if we need one. He also suggested two things:

    1) the fire brigade need us to sign a waiver (as per most strongman comps) and

    2) the kids will be getting sponsorship from their parents for the distance we cover while we have a go and the money will be used for hospital equipment for babies - so a good cause.

     
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    RE: Fire engine pull - August 27th 2006/07/27 21:18:11 (permalink)
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    Make sure its full to the brim with water for the training session Steve
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