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PIERCE MANUFACTURING has received an order for four aerial tillers from the San Jose, CA, Fire Department. Built on the Arrow XT chassis, these are the department’s first Pierce aerial tillers. All four will be placed into service in spring 2013.
“Because our fire department recently moved from a two-piece truck company to a single-piece truck company configuration, our apparatus have to be able to carry much more equipment,” said Joseph Crivello, battalion chief for the San Jose Fire Department. “That’s a significant positive aspect of these Pierce tiller trucks: they will meet our requirement for a large amount of equipment storage while keeping a shorter overall length. These four new Pierce tiller trucks will have a tremendous impact on our fire and emergency response capabilities.”