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  • NYPD Counterterrorism Dump Truck

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    Self-isolation has led to me having a lot more time to work on projects, with this being my first. The inspiration for this model came from my visit last year to NYC, where I saw some of the dump trucks drive by. It was then I decided that I would (one day) undertake this project. After all, it is a very unique model that many other police departments do not have. Decals are from the one and only Bilbozo decals.

    Despite the unique apparatus, the purpose is simple: to provide a hard barrier against vehicular attacks during large public events.

    The real vehicles:
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    (image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLLMZVqZBY0)

    Greenlight hasn't released a Mack dump truck in all white, so that's why I opted for the International.

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    And with the other NYPD truck in my fleet (a barricades unit):

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  • #2
    That is neat Terrence - I never would have thought of a police dept. - especially an urban one like NY having dump trucks in their fleet. Great observations on your part during your visit to NYC.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
      That is neat Terrence - I never would have thought of a police dept. - especially an urban one like NY having dump trucks in their fleet. Great observations on your part during your visit to NYC.
      They usually receive old DSNY (Sanitation) units and paint them white. The bridge authority also has all black (ex NYSDOT) units at bridges and tunnels to serve as mobile barricades.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Diecastmania View Post

        They usually receive old DSNY (Sanitation) units and paint them white. The bridge authority also has all black (ex NYSDOT) units at bridges and tunnels to serve as mobile barricades.
        Thank you - learning much from this post!

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        • #5
          Very nice custom work! l also try to collect any NYPD related diecast vehicles!

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          • #6
            Nicely done model.

            It's kind of a sad mark when we are purchasing such vehicles strictly for such uses. Over the past year I have been to more and more street fairs, holiday open houses in town centers and such where I'm seeing either FD tankers or DPW dump trucks and such being used as part of the road closure measures.

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            • #7
              Great looking custom, wouldn't have thought an emergency service would need a dump truck, but now I understand with the times we live in.
              Doug

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              • #8
                I would hope that these were older 'retired' trucks simply remarked. Our cities simply call in the trucks from the various other city services. Why duplicate equipment?
                Medic Dan

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Medic Dan View Post
                  I would hope that these were older 'retired' trucks simply remarked. Our cities simply call in the trucks from the various other city services. Why duplicate equipment?
                  I'm thinking in a city as large as New York, there might be plenty of logistics and bureaucracy involved that could complicate things? As far as I know these dump trucks are used alongside the DSNY ones.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Medic Dan View Post
                    I would hope that these were older 'retired' trucks simply remarked. Our cities simply call in the trucks from the various other city services. Why duplicate equipment?
                    They are older DSNY "Cutdowns" (dump trucks) repainted/repurposed. The Bridge/Tunnel authority does the same with old plow trucks.

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                    • #11
                      excellent transformations!- i've never heard of this either. seems like a perfectly good, unfortunately necessary niche these days... i bought a bunch of those NYPD stakebeds on clearance a while back, now i might have some ideas for them of my own. thanks for the inspiration.
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