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I wonder what it is there on the cab floor. Instead of a regular gear stick there is a tall box with a short lever on top of it. Is it a shifting system or somethin special designed for fire trucks? 

Thanx for any info.


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Thank you all for explanation. Does that mean that there should be no clutch pedal on the floor?

I tried to google out the Allison automatic and I got some pictures. But I´m not sure if these are OK for the 359 Pete era. Or did the design remain the same, more or less?

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I agree with what others have said.  The PTO for the pump would probably be a push button on the dash that is activated after the truck transmission is put in neutral.  Then when the PTO is activated the tranny is put back into drive to power the pump..  At least that is the way it was done on the Pierce pumpers that I am familiar with.

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