Mack RM 4×4 Fire Truck

Check out this stunning 1983 Mack RM pumper truck shared by Tom. I would say this is one of the best looking fire trucks I have seen in a very long time. It is not every day you see a RM chassis used in this application much less in a 4×4 configuration.


Tom tells us the Mack is 1983 RM6864X while the pumper body is a Ward 79 setup built in 1984. A few of the specs included a 1500 gpm pump, an 80 gallon water tank and twin 1500 5 inch hose reels. Rebuilt some years later by Gowans Knight this truck is still in service with the Woodbury, Connecticut Fire Department.

From nose to tail there is nothing about this truck I don’t like. Did you notice the scoop on the hood? I assume this means the truck has one of the larger engines offered by Mack in the RM series. I wouldn’t know which one so all you Mack fans out there help me out!

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4 Responses to Mack RM 4×4 Fire Truck

  1. Zack says:

    Wow. That truck is a beast. Nice pic too. Even though I live in CT, I’ve never seen it in person but I’m sure it looks and sounds awesome.

  2. Zack says:

    Maybe eventually.

  3. Kevin Marsh says:

    I know this is an old post, but I recently wondered what model this Mack is with that front end. There does not seem to be much info about the RM model online. At first I thought it was a version of the DM. What got me curious was I remember a salvage yard or dump in Slatington, PA that had a Mack RM rolloff truck back in the late 1990s – early 2000s. This truck was painted white with the hood scoop and was a tandem rear axle. I never saw another one in person. What years did they produce the RM from and was the tandem rear axle version called an RMM?

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