About the L.A. County Fire Bulldozer – Heavy Fire Equipment:
The firefighting done in Los Angeles County, California, requires more than your typical firetrucks and hoses. The crews there also rely on heavy equipment such as the D8R bulldozer, which is especially tough and performs well in extreme heat—perfect for fighting forest fires. These bulldozers use a 3406C DITA diesel engine that pushes 307 horsepower at 2,100 rpm.
The LA County Fire Department has ten of these bulldozers in use. They are crewed by heavy equipment operators certified for wildland firefighting. To become an operator, extensive heavy equipment operation experience is required, and once selected the operator must go through training at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Academy.
The firefighting dozers are outfitted with 15-foot-wide manual angle blades, a two-person cab for the operator and Senior Fire Suppression aid— “swamper”—and a special charcoal filter system to help purify the air from toxins. These bulldozers can be used to suppress the fire itself or to cut lines through vegetation to help stop the spread.
Operating Weight: 73850 lb
Fuel Capacity: 165.2 gal
Net Power: 305 hp
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
This large, highly detailed build features all custom printed details and no stickers as well as a crew of one custom minifig. Play features includes a posable blade and opening doors.
Designed by George Hicks
675 LEGO® & BrickArms® elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.