Mother Duck

Opportunity to buy a Fire Engine.

Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade’s TM13 (alias “Mother Duck”), a 1981 Mitsubishi Fuso 7 seater twin cab with a GVM of 7,840 kg, is about to be decommissioned. It develops 127 KW at 2,900 rpm and has done only 33,000 km.

The powerful pump, operated by PTO from the 6D15, 6920 cc diesel motor, can either draught water through 75 mm suction hoses into its 1600 litre tanks or deliver water from the tanks at the rate of 1,100 litres a minute through five outlets, and do both simultaneously.

Originally an urban fire-fighting unit in Japan, it has served us well since 1997, many times supplying extra water to a fire front. It has also provided “rain” for several movie productions.

TM13 is a ready and willing worker with Australian compliance. The buyer must arrange registration and 3rdparty insurance, as the current registration and insurance through Queensland Fire and Rescue will lapse. A collector could get a 12 month Special Interest Registration, with 3rdparty insurance from RACQ, for $195.00 through Queensland Transport.

“Mother Duck” will be sold “as is, where is”, to the highest tender. Expressions of interest in buying TM13 must be made in writing to the Secretary, TMRFB, P O Box 160, North Tamborine, 4272, or by email to , on or before June 15th, by which time we should have our new unit, and be ready to decommission TM13.

Posted in Other News