Calculating Winch Forces

  Why do we need such large winches? The new trucks will have 16,500 pound winches mounted on the front and rear of the trucks.  Until the trucks are completed and weighed we won’t know the exact weight but we estimate the weight to be around 11,200 pounds fully loaded.  So why do we need such a large winch… Read More »

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First Skid Load for New Trucks

The first Skid Load set-up for the new trucks is almost complete.  All of the plumbing is complete with the exception of a rear fill which is a change requested by the fire department.  The priming unit will stay intact and be functional.  All plumbing except the manifold is done with flexible reinforced hose and stainless steel swivel fittings.… Read More »

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First Brush Cage for new trucks

Patriot Marine Fabricating Completes first Brush Cage Fabrication of the first brush cage for the new trucks is completed. The other 2 cages will be duplicated and fabricated off of the truck and assembled as a unit.  The cages will be sand blasted, primed and painted off of the truck and then rolled onto each truck.  Patriot Marine Fabricating… Read More »

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1000 Meter Grid Map to Acres Conversion

  1000 Meter Grid Map to Acres Conversion 1:25,000 1 Grid Square equals 1,000,000 Square Meters 1 Grid Square equals 247.1 acres (250 acres) ½ Grid Square equals 123.5 acres ¼ Grid Square equals 61.7 acres 1/8 Grid Square equals 30.85 acres 1/10 of a mile equals 528 feet Get this Calculator

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Fort Dix Eagle

The eagle was spotted outside it’s nest located in the same area it’s been for several years.  The Fort Dix eagles nest appears to have multiple birds in it because one flew away and  we could see another cleaning the nest of bones by throwing them over the side into a big pile .

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Turkey Run Road

We’ve added a barricade and signs at the end of Turkey Run Road before the drop off. The road had been cleared of most of the debris and was burned over the summer. Use caution ⚠ at the end of the road.  Trees that were blocking the road have been removed.  The drop off is a steep hill… Read More »

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New Gate Installed at Skunk Ridge

A new gate was installed at Skunk Ridge and will be kept locked.  The gate has a standard range control lock. The key is carried on the key ring in the brush trucks.  

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Fabrication Begun on New Brush Trucks

  12-16-14 Patriot Marine Starts Fabrication on New Brush Trucks Patriot Marine Fabricators of Forked River, NJ has begun fabrication on the first of the 3 new Ford F-350s.  The first truck is expected to be completed around the end of January with the following two being completed in February/March time frame.  The 1996 Hummer H-1 Brush 77 will be… Read More »

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Driving Dangers at Range 61

Driving Dangers at Range 61 Range 61 has been renovated and the new layout can be driving dangers to unfamiliar drivers.  The range has open trenches and an optical illusion on the main road.  When traveling down the center of the range the road appears to be going up hill, but it actually has an 8 foot drop off. The… Read More »

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