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    Default 230 ft (70m) ladder tower / aerial manufacturers

    Does anyone know a manufacturer capable to deliver a 230 ft (70m) ladder tower? It would be great to be an US-based company.

    So far I know about Bronto Skylift RPX product line which fits the specs, but I was interested in checking out their competition, too.

    Any input would be highly appreciated.


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    Here's a 275' with Metz Electronics (in yellow). The big Aerial (in red) is a 175' with an elevator and a rescue basket. The yellow platform is also available in 325'.

    The big guys are 5 axle (3 steer) and are powered by a 600 horse (DIN) Mercedes. The Platform expands and you can go straight up 275' or up 175' and out 100'. I believe the OAL is 42' 9". I'm not sure about ground ladders but if you talk to the ground ladder fairy he can tell you how many you should have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBaronl32 View Post
    I'm not sure about ground ladders but if you talk to the ground ladder fairy he can tell you how many you should have.
    How do you say "Can't carry enough" in German?
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Default Google is your friend.

    "Kann nicht genügend Leitern" = Can't carry enough ladders.


    "Wie viele Boden Leitern hat Ihr Unternehmen die LKW?" = How many ladders does your truck company carry?
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    I'll take your word for it, the only German I've learned so far is how to say NICE *****

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    That's a long ***** way up in the air ! The weather is different up that high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    How do you say "Can't carry enough" in German?
    Well played, LMAO

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    Pretty soon Tony's going to learn enough German to tell Buff to GFY,hehe T.C.

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    Default Just for Tony

    Now you know something more.

    G*Y = Gehen *ickin Sie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrtrks View Post
    G*Y = Gehen *ickin Sie

    Sie haben ein Töpfchen Mund, und ich habe mehr an Boden Leitern als Sie.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Ok myself and "the men" are leaving now for Harrisburg, hotel with a pool tonight, and tomorrow is the Pennsylvania Pump Primers annual Muster. 100+ trucks at draft.....If you all behave yourselves I will post pictures.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Kuwait Fire Department has purchased about 300' (90 m) bronto skylift and it works great so far. In addition, Kuwait National Petroleum Company is under bid evaluation for Aerial Ladder Platform 170' (52 m). If you need any help let me know.
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    Talking 300' Aerials

    Do aerials this tall come equipped with parachutes as standard equipment???
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    Sie Antennen dieser hohen sind mit Fallschirme als Standard-Ausrüstung???

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    Will you a******s please use the Kings English? My Rottweiler is getting tired of translating,hehe T.c.

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    These super tall aerial's dont flow water or have a ladder to the bucket. They are just elevated platforms. Thoes outrigers go out so far that it would be hard to use it in most places.

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    You can shortjack the Metz-Wumag!!!

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    Talking Language

    If we used the Proper Kings English on this site many would still not understand the conversation. Americans don't speak the King's English. We speak mostly Americanized street slang.
    I had a relative of my wife visit from Germany (Deutschland). He had spent seven years learning the Proper King's English at school. (Gymnasium) He was constantly stopping the conversation to ask what we ment. Because we were using many American slang words.
    After 6 weeks of American English we destroyed 7 years of proper english education for the poor guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donethat View Post
    If we used the Proper Kings English on this site many would still not understand the conversation. Americans don't speak the King's English. We speak mostly Americanized street slang.
    I had a relative of my wife visit from Germany (Deutschland). He had spent seven years learning the Proper King's English at school. (Gymnasium) He was constantly stopping the conversation to ask what we ment. Because we were using many American slang words.
    After 6 weeks of American English we destroyed 7 years of proper english education for the poor guy.
    So essentially the same situation as you'll find in 99.9% of ENGLAND (or the rest of the UK).

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    Imagine what we could do to German,hehe T,C,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Imagine what we could do to German,hehe T,C,
    It's already done. If you take German in a school you are usually taught their equivalent of the "King's English" known as "High German."

    In 2000 when I went to Intershutz my host was a firefighter from Kassel, a long time friend who has visited us many times. Each time we visited a different area of Germany he would comment on the speech he encountered. Mostly he would say something like "That guy speaks very heavy local slang."

    It's almost like going from Wareham, Mass. (the only place I ever encountered someone I couldn't understand at all) to Sylacauga, Ala. via Slatedale, Pa.

    My host said that about the only place you will hear High German spoken is around Hannover.

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