In 2007, Butte County Search & Rescue was honored to receive a Tucker Snow Cat donated by Pacific Gas & Electric Company. BCSAR members spent several weekends customizing the machine to our needs. This included touching up paint on the body and blade, replacing numerous fluids and filters, installing a VHF public safety radio, and affixing our logo. The Snow Cat is strategically located in Butte Meadows, ready to respond during the winter months to remote area rescues and searches in nearby Jonesville, Inskip, and Philbrook Lake areas. It can also be transported elsewhere in Butte County during emergencies. The Cat is stocked with emergency food, first-aid, and survival gear necessary for rescuers and victims to spend the night in a snowstorm.
Specifics: 1995 Tucker 1643 DRE, 8 Passenger Cab, Cummins Diesel 6-BTA 177 H.P. Engine, Allison AT-545 Automatic Transmission, 50 Gallon Diesel tank