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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, February 25, 1975 "Whin GOOD SERVICE Is AUTOMATIC" AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION "LTD. Phont327-0910 1520 3rd AVI S. Guaranteed Servicing Reouilding and Exchange Hand-made fire engines take five years to build By BILL VALE CINCINNATI (AP-The Ahrens Fox Fire Engine Co. is still going after 122 years but production has slowed down a bit. The one Auctioneer FRANK MclNENLY Phone 543-3810 STAVELY AUCTION MARKET Cattle Sales start at a.m. EVERY WEDNESDAY Call Bob McNain, Mgr. Phone ZZ8-3777 STOCKERS FEEDERS FAT CATTLE Local and Eastern Buyers Always Present! Stavely, Alberta IDEAS BY THE YARD" SALC Now Through April BUY and SAVE With Every Purchase Of A 10-12-14 or 16 H.P. Garden Tractor We Will Give You FREE A 42" MOWER (Value SEE THE BIG, BLUE LINE OF FORD AT AG-EXPO, MARCH 5-8 man operation turns out a fire truck every five years. How can you make a liv- ing when one man takes half a decade to build one engine? "Well, it's sort of neck and grinned 64- year-old Richard (Curt) Nepper, the man who owns and operates Ahrens-Fox from a dark Cincinnati warehouse. Almost lost in the clutter of the dank old building is the future fire engine of the Southern Campbell County, Ky., fire.department. Nepper looked with affection at his latest product. "It takes a he said. Nepper is hand-building the equipment for the fire truck chassis which he bought in 1969. "I'm old-fashioned, I he said. "In the old days we all had pride in our work. Nobody had to stand over you with a club." Nepper, who employs a part-time helper, is the ex- pert who services and repairs the 200 Ahrens-Fox fire trucks still in use. He said the company produced 900 trucks over the years and distributed them world-wide. Seven are in Rotterdam. The Tokyo fire department has a 1912 model it uses for parades. The firm began in 1852 under the name of the Latta Fire Engine Co. after its founder, Alex- ander Latta, invented a workable steam pump. Skid-steer Loader That "Puts It All Together" When the Uelroe Bobcat was matched in performance tests against thirteen other skid-steer loader makes, here's what happened: Bobcat led the field, with cleat superiority in tim pull, cycle time, practical load capacity, safely and mobility under full load. Thafs the kind of performance you'd expect from Ameri- ca's number one skid-steer loader', but it's just part of the Bobcat story. Bobcat is 'famous fof multi-job versatility. One Bobcat, one operator and a group ol special-job attachments can replace several costly, one-job machines and their operators. The patented which allows the Bobcat operator to change attachments in less than a minute, is slill trie fastest, most effective quick-attach system around. Put a Bobcat to the test. Call us lor a free demonstra- tion today. While we're oh your jobsite, we'll explain new, flexible financing that' makes it easier than ever to own a Bobcat America's number one skid-steer loader. ft ft J RENTALS 1410-2nd Ave. South Phone 327-2922 MAINE-ANJOU The well known bull Maine-Event is now standing at stud at Southern Breeders (1974) Ltd. Semen available at Plan to visit our booth at AG-EXPO, March 5, 6, 7, 8 3 Miles East on Coutts Highway Specialists in Superior Semen P.O. Box 357, Lethbridge Phone 328-9671 ;