David, excellent photograph. I don't know what to say. I've been studying your photo wanting to give honest feedback regards the appearance of this truck. But then I think any casual off -the-cuff casual throw-away comment I make may offend our brothers and sisters that have loved this vehicle for what it is, an Australian work- horse that regardless of it's unseemly lines, never ever missed a beat when it came to being the champion of every fire fighter in their hour of need,, GO AUSTRALIA!
Pavel Zaremba 11:32, 08-10-2015
Thanks Pavel. "Functional" would be one way to describe the ACCO. I have a bit of a soft spot as my dad worked for International Harvester and worked on the development of the engine for those being introduced to the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade. The ACCO was parked amongst a series of decommissioned Isuzu trucks and really stood out as an oddity. When I went back a week later to catch a picture they were literally preparing it for transport on a tray to a new owner. Lucky I caught it. Ten minutes later would have been too late. I have heard that the ACCOs were very popular with MFB crews. You are right in that they were reliable. David Oke.
David Oke 01:44, 09-10-2015
do you were this ex nsw pumper was based.
peter barber 11:34, 01-07-2017
Hi Peter. I don't know exactly where the 1985 ACCO ex NSW pumper was located as I took that picture in an auction yard in Melbourne and signage had been removed. However, I zoomed in on my photos and noticed that there was a sticker for a mobile truck repair company from Cardiff which suggests that the pumper was once located in the Newcastle area.