Ran across a web site auctioning surplus government equipment.
Suppose you have a roofing business and want to make an impression. Pull up
to your customer in a FIRE TRUCK that holds all your supplies, ladders, and
crew. For example:
"1989 Seagrave ladder truck...It has a Detroit Diesel 8V92TA motor w/ 9,031
hours and an Allison HTB741 automatic transmission. The vehicle was
maintained every 5,000 mi. and is operable. The body has minor scratches,
dings and tire condition is good. It has a functioning 12KW Onan generator
and comes equipped with 10', 12',16', 20', 28'(x2), 35', 40' ground ladders
and 8 pike poles: 2-6', 2-8', 2-12' and 2-16'. Emergency lights are in
working order and the unit has black vinyl interior with some rips/tears and
on-spot chains. "
Appx 80,000 miles with what looks like ~80' aerial ladder. Current bid:
$3,700.00. Three available.
http://www.govdeals.com/eas/itmDisplay.cfm?itemID &acctID 79
"Up for bid is a 1960 Ford C600 Pumper truck. Everything on this truck is in
working order right down to the gauge lights and the electric parking brake.
It has 11,388 actual miles, a Ford 292 V8 gasoline engine, a 750 GPM
Waterous PTO driven fire pump, electric booster reel and a 500 gallon steel
booster tank (no leaks). The Fire body was built by Central Fire Apparatus
in St. Louis, MO. This truck was purchased new by the City of Medford, OK
and we purchased it directly from them in 1999. It served our department as
a 1st out pumper truck until 2005 and remains in active service today as a
Current bid: $2,500.00
Bunches of ambulances that could easily be used for service trucks (don't
turn on the emergency lights or sirens).
Check out this entire TVA carpenter shop of equipment, parts, etc.
The site even has a 1941 (non-running) locomotive available (current bid
$4600). Do you need a horse trailer? 113 Voting machines? Hospital gurney?
Training defibrillator? A step van (minor problems due to rollover)? 3,800
Swiss Army Knives? 12-gauge shotguns (can't sell on Ebay)? School bus (from
$600)? Farm tractor (from $500)?
Anyway, the basic site is