MANUFACTURER GALLERY - FARRAR

 

 

                      

 

There was a time where it seemed all fire departments had a Farrar in the barn. I grew up in Franklin where the FD had three at one time. Made in the Woodville section of Hopkinton, these trucks were found primarily on commercial chassis (International, Ford, even FWD), but once and a while on "customs" (such as Duplex) as well. After Farrar ceased operations, the facility became the home of EJ Murphy, and today is home to the local KME dealer, Bulldog Fire Apparatus.

Here are a few samples of these locally built trucks, some of which are still in service.

 

 

Athol Brush 2 - 1972 International

 

Berkley Tanker 1 - 1984 Ford (Rehab 2012)

 

Berlin Engine 1 - 1988 International

(rumored to be the LAST Farrar)

 

Boxborough Hose Wagon 5 - 1986 Ford (Rehab 2012)

 

Cardinal Cushing Hospital - 1970 Ford (Retired)

 

Carver Engine 4 - 1980 Ford

 

 

Carver Forest Fire 23 - 1967 International

 

Chilmark Breaker 131 - 1976 Ford (Retired)

 

Dalton Engine 3 - 1974 International (Now In Hancock)

 

Dartmouth District #2 Engine 6 - 1986 International

 

Douglas Engine 4 - 1981 Ford L8000 (Retired)

 

Dracut Engine 7 - 1969 GMC (Retired)

 

Erving Engine 4 - 1985 GMC

 

 

Falmouth Breaker 16 - 1980 Ford

 

Hawley Engine 1 - 1971 International (Retired)

 

Holden Engine 6 - 1984 Duplex

 

Holliston Forest Fire 2 - 1986 Ford F-350 (Retired)

 

Holliston Forest Fire 3 - 1970 International

 

Hopkinton Tanker 1 - 1983  Mack

 

Leominster Engine 8 - 1974 AM General

 

Lake Mishnock (West Greenwich), RI - 1985 Duplex (Retired)

 

Manchester-By-The-Sea Forestry 1 - 1965 Chevrolet

 

Marshfield Forest Fire 3 - 1984 International

 

Mendon Engine 2 - 1969 Duplex (Retired)

 

Middleton Engine 2 - 1975 International

 

Milford Tanker 1 - 1981 GMC (Retired)

 

Oakham Engine 2 - 1980 Chevrolet (Retired)

 

Oxford Forestry 2 - 1980 International

 

Petersham Forestry 1 - 1981 Ford

 

Plymouth Forest Fire 6 - 1967 International (Retired)

 

Plympton Tanker 1 - 1985 GMC (Retired)

 

Princeton Engine 2 - 1981 Duplex (Retired)

 

Rehoboth Tanker 2 - 1979 Mack MC

 

Rutland Engine 2 - 1987 Duplex (Retired)

 

Scituate Engine 5 - 1976 Hendrickson (Retired)

 

Sharon Engine 97 - 1984 Ford (Retired)

 

Sherborn Engine 6 - 1986 International

 

Shrewsbury Aerial 1 - 1982 Duplex/1962 Grove Ladder (Retired)

 

Sterling Rescue 1 - 1986 Ford (Retired)

 

Sturbridge Engine 4 - 1974 International (Retired)

 

Uxbridge Engine 5 - 1980 Ford (Retired)

 

Wareham Forestry 5 - 1977 Ford

 

Wareham Tanker 1 - 1977 Ford

 

Wendell Engine 2 - 1976 Ford (Rertired)

 

West Brookfield Engine 2 - 1983 Duplex

 

West Newbury Tanker 25 - 1984 Ford

 

Williamsburg Engine 3 - 1975 International (Retired)

 

Windsor Engine 3 - 1959 International/FWD

 

 

         

And Finally, 3 Farrars That Clearly Saw Better Days - Franklin, Mendon & Sherborn