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    Anyone seen or heard of the GIMAEX company fire apparatus, is it a part of the ( Rosenbauer group ) ? There Aerials look the same.


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    I know they are NOT part of the Rosenbauer group. I also did not notice them at FDIC this year. I believe they are actually a French company.

    Latest rumor I had heard is that Gimaex were shuttering US operations but I've not been able to confirm that. So I'll leave it at that....a rumor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT2410 View Post
    I know they are NOT part of the Rosenbauer group. I also did not notice them at FDIC this year. I believe they are actually a French company.

    Latest rumor I had heard is that they were shuttering US operations but I've not been able to confirm that. So I'll leave it at that....a rumor.
    They were at Harrisburg with a showpiece last year. I'll try to make it a point to see if they reappear.

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    Chief...

    It doesn't appear they will be there either....according to the exhibitor list

    http://www.lcfa.com/clientuploads/do...EXHIBITORS.pdf

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    A French Metz lookalike.The one at last years Harrisburg show had a plasticsol body. I'd love to fly one to compare notes. Personally I'm not a big French fan(from working on Pusho's and Renaults)but that's a me thing. T.C.
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    Anyone seen or heard of the GIMAEX company fire apparatus, is it a part of the ( Rosenbauer group ) ? There Aerials look the same.
    Just like most aerials over here look alike, so do the european aerials whether it be a Gimaex, Metz, or Magirus. The one at FDIC last year is still not sold and I too have heard they are pulling out of the North American market.

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    As already mentioned, one ladder was built with a Plastisol Body... (It showed at the OAFC convention 2008). I've heard rumours that sales aren't going as planned and they might just back out of North America all together.

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    I have heard that Campbell Supply LLC, Edison, New Jersey will be showing there products ?

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    FORK the french piece of shat!

    Lets buy trucks from American manufacturers and maybe keep a few Americans in a job.

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    That is just the mentality that got us where we are today!

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    Sorry Tony,by choice I'm NOT buying ANYTHING French. I've worked on Waaay too much of their garbage to ever want to own one. You gotta understand them island boys can be a bit testy.And you thought you had it ruff with me? You going to be at Harrisburg? Going to have a 'Rex by chance? I'm sure Garland would like to see what he missed. T.C.

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    Redbaron:

    The only thing made by the french thats worth a tinkers DA@N are Michelin tires. I've used them exclusivly for over 40 years and won't put anything else on my vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    Redbaron:

    The only thing made by the french thats worth a tinkers DA@N are Michelin tires. I've used them exclusivly for over 40 years and won't put anything else on my vehicles.

    They're made in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    They're made in the US.
    And Nova Scotia, Canada

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    Silly Boys!!! Whose talking about buying French stuff. What I'm ragging on is Islands crazy comment about American Manufacturers. It is a Global Economy and still guys try and talk people into a corner, wake up. There is some neat stuff out there, most of it being held up by tradition. Think I'll go have some Freedom Fries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBaronl32 View Post
    Silly Boys!!! Whose talking about buying French stuff. What I'm ragging on is Islands crazy comment about American Manufacturers. It is a Global Economy and still guys try and talk people into a corner, wake up. There is some neat stuff out there, most of it being held up by tradition. Think I'll go have some Freedom Fries!
    Yeah, it's a bitch having enough ground ladders.
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    I think sumthin's fried and I doubt it's freedom. Tony,you tellin' me you want to cash the Metz in on a Gia-metz?Oh,by the way,my sticks longer than your stick(horizontally).hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Yeah, it's a bitch having enough ground ladders.
    We got it!

    Tony, it was nice seeing you again on Wednesday.
    This space for rent

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleWickman View Post
    We got it!

    Tony, it was nice seeing you again on Wednesday.
    Do you have any photos of your new METZ truck ?

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    T.C., what you gotta peep hole in the buckahouse! Hello Kyle, see you next trip. If you run short of ground ladders pull one off of of one of those vehicles that usually show up with one or two guys and about a hundred feet of ladders.

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