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    Greetings:

    The Lynnfield, MA Fire Department has suffered a permanent failure in our 1971 Mack/Baker Aerialscope. The Town Government is not willing to purchase a new replacement apparatus at this time. The Town has directed me to seek to purchase a used aerial platform. I am aware of the NFPA requirements should a used platform need refurbishing and the costs associated with that requirement. I am also aware that Seagrave will remanufacture and remount our present Aerialscope on a new Seagrave chassis for an amount somewhat over $700,000. I am seeking information on an appropriate used apparatus that should not be over ten years in age and should have low mileage/hours and should be in excellent condition. If any forum users see or hear of any such apparatus, I would be most grateful to hear of it.

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    Chief,

    I just sent you an email to your town email address.

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    Brindlee Mt (great folks) has a '95 100ft platform listed. They buy/sell a pretty large # of aerials and will have some good ideas on where/when such will be coming available. Particularily with E-Ones.

    http://www.bmfallc.com

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    Default 2000 Gen/Safety-100':

    Chief, Romano;

    Here is one on e-bay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other...=p4506.c0.m245
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    Chief Try Fireline Equipment .com or click this link.

    http://www.firelineequipment.com/

    The listing on this site are Fire Departments wanting to sell there apparatus. Fire Line is only the host. I do not work for them I only support them and the services they provide.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OLDTIMER View Post
    Chief, Romano;

    Here is one on e-bay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other...=p4506.c0.m245
    Thats an AI aerial tower and in case you aren't aware, buy ANYTHING before you buy an old AI.

    Just a word to the wise from one old geezer to anyone who wants to do their homework.

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    Heres a link to a 1990 Spartan/LTI

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    Thumbs up Brindlee Mountain

    As mentioned, check-out Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus. I assisted a neighboring dept purchase a used platform a couple of years ago. They are a top notch apparatus re-seller. When they take in a piece of apparatus, it gets a thorough check-over and anything in question is repaired or replaced, even items I found or recommended be replaced to suit the dept was looked after.

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    I agree with the Brindlee recomendation. James Wessel and his team are good people! I inspected a truck for Oxford Maine about 7 months ago at Brindlee. The town bought a 1990 E-1 Tower and I went along to inspect the truck. Brindlee took care of our punch list items and give a good major component warranty. John

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    Our neighboring department is selling a 1990 Grumman 102' Aerialcat ladder. I know it's not a platform, but man is it in nice shape. They've taken very good care of it and it's got low miles, low hours. www.WestLakeFireDepartment.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by JREGANGFA View Post
    I agree with the Brindlee recomendation. James Wessel and his team are good people! I inspected a truck for Oxford Maine about 7 months ago at Brindlee. The town bought a 1990 E-1 Tower and I went along to inspect the truck. Brindlee took care of our punch list items and give a good major component warranty. John
    The key here is brig your own inspector and have an acceptance test, treat this like a new piece of apparatus, with the obvious differences contemplated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deputyhunter View Post
    Thats an AI aerial tower and in case you aren't aware, buy ANYTHING before you buy an old AI.

    Just a word to the wise from one old geezer to anyone who wants to do their homework.
    Aerial tower, aerial platform? I was only attempting to help him find a replacement for his 1971 Mack/Baker Aerialscope. I believe a tower is closer to a scope than a aerial platform device, and...I didn't think a mfgr. was specified.
    I am seeking information on an appropriate used apparatus that should not be over ten years in age and should have low mileage/hours and should be in excellent condition.
    I don't favor AI either, however it "looked" (from the pics) like something he might be able to make a deal on...if "the price is right." But nevermind...it was sold late yesterday anyway...so all this is a moot point.

    What's with the "high school homework" crap? I haven't done homework in over 52 years...and it's too late to start now...ya ole geezer.
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    The key here is brig your own inspector and have an acceptance test, treat this like a new piece of apparatus, with the obvious differences contemplated.
    The unit I was involved with received an NDT inspection before the sale which stated any defects found which were then repaired before the sale. I tell you, I was impressed with the whole sale from before and even after the unit was delivered. Just like a new sale.

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    Thank you for all of your suggestions. I am aware of Brindlee Mountain and know them to be a good outfit. We are trying to keep our "prospect" range in apparatus no older than 10 years and in condition that does not require major upgrades as I am afraid of invoking the NFPA standard on refurbing.

    We do have a lead on a newer apparatus that we are going to look at next week-I will keep you posted.

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Again, my thanks to all those that offered tips and advice. I am pleased to report that the Lynnfield Fire Department is the proud new owner of a 2007 Seagrave Tower Max 100' aerial platform. A Town Meeting last week voted overwhelmingly to fund the purchase of the truck. The truck arrived yesterday and will be put into service after training is completed. I will post images and more detailed specifications later but I'll try one image for now.
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