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Fire Tanker Truck Maintenance Tips

We’ve discussed agricultural truck maintenance in a few blogs, but what about fire tanker truck maintenance? Fire tanker trucks can be finicky if left unused for some time, and they need regular, thorough maintenance to make sure they’re ready to go when you are. A fire tanker truck will be there when you need it as long as it is properly taken care of. Let’s discuss a few tips on how to properly maintain your fire tanker truck so that it performs great now and will last for years to come.

Cosmos Fire Department maintenanceCheck the Pump

One of the first and most important items on fire tanker truck maintenance is to always check the pump to make sure it’s in working order. This is probably one of the most important items on your truck, and you need to pay special attention to it when performing maintenance. Without the pump, it’s just a truck that can’t help anyone! Make sure that your pump is in working order by regularly testing it. If you find that there are issues with the pump, give us a call! We are happy to help you with any problems you might encounter with your pump.

Check the Oil and Tires

Just like with any machinery, don’t forget about the basics! Always make sure to check the tire pressure to make sure you’re not going to be riding on flats any time soon. Also make sure to check out the oil. Does it need an oil change? If so, it’s time to get to it! Never leave an oil change for later because you’re hurting your engine. Your equipment will not last if you don’t treat it well.

Mountain Park Fire Department maintenanceMake Sure to Check Equipment

When you’re making a run through of your truck, make sure that you also check to make sure all of your equipment is in working order. Add oil to squeaky hinges, carefully put back equipment so that it’s ready to go when and where you need it, and make sure that everything is in its place. You don’t want to be searching for something during an emergency because you thought you put it back somewhere but it’s not there.

Need truck refurbishment or help with maintenance?

Call Osco Tank & Truck Sales. We have the knowledge to make sure your fire tanker truck is at its best and running well 24/7. Contact us to schedule truck refurbishment or to talk about options for a custom built fire tanker truck.