Above on the page there're some Service PDF Manuals, Electric Wiring Diagrams & Fault Codes DTC for AMERICAN LaFRANCE Trucks.
American LaFrance has become a kind of auto-legend in America and one of the oldest automobile companies.
It is she who has the honor of creating the largest, most powerful, efficient and beautiful fire trucks, which have become the personification of the American path of development of fire equipment.
The company manufactured all the chassis for them on its own, and also occasionally produced trucks and cars.
Its history began in 1832 with a small John Rogers workshop for the production of manual fire pumps.
In 1873, Truckson LaFrance, a blacksmith from Pennsylvania, founded his company of a similar profile in the town of Elmira, New York.
Together in 1903, they gave life to American LaFrance.
By the mid-1920s, it had produced more than 4,000 fire engines, as well as a number of conventional 2R / 3R / 5R trucks with a payload capacity of 2.5-5.0 tons and truck tractors based on them.
They installed their own engines and transmission units.
After the R-series, Big Chief trucks were next, but their production was soon transferred to LaFrance-Republic.
In 1929, the firm surprised America with its 30° camber V12 automobile engine, producing 240 hp, which had been installed in 300 Series fire trucks since 1931.
In search of new markets, in 1981 American LaFrance again began producing chassis for 4x2 and 6x4 cab-over-engine trucks.
Despite this, it situation steadily worsened, and in June 1985 it produced its last fire truck.
Five years later, American LaFrance was officially declared bankrupt.
After another 5 years, it was bought out by Freightliner, which invested heavily in the complete reorganization and re-equipment of production.
In 1997, in the town of Cleveland (North Carolina), a new American LaFrance plant was put into operation, where the production of Eagle fire chassis with diesel engines of different companies with a capacity of 350-425 hp, an automatic transmission, disc brakes with an anti-lock system and a new 4-door aluminum cab.