Since 1968 the vehicles have been used by the Armed Forces to provide fire cover in a number of fire strikes, notably in 1977 and 2002. They have also been deployed to pump water in floods and droughts. In March 2004, the Government announced that it was conducting a test sale of 40 of its remaining fleet of more than 900 vehicles, and that it was planning to dispose of the remainder.
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