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    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented on pros and cons, answered questions, agrued and helped in just about anyway possible. This project started about 3 years ago when we started research and development for the replacement of our E-One 135' stick. Through many threads about compairing sticks to buckets and mid mounts to rear mounts and the occasional articulating aerial thrown in here and there...we weighed out ALL of the pros and cons to just about every type of aerial out there, and decided on a tiller. Here is pics of the finished product. It's begining the journey from Ocala to Monroeville tomorrow morning and due in station Tuesday.
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    Looks great, keep up posted on the progress of placing it in service!
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    sharp looking truck, but aren't the colors reversed? :P


    you'll have to get us more pictures when it gets in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    sharp looking truck, but aren't the colors reversed? :P


    you'll have to get us more pictures when it gets in town.

    I know...I know.....Real fire trucks are Red..don't rub it in. If it's any consolation, we used to be traditional white over red....but then they went and standardized everything and chose to go with white. commy bastards.

    I'll get more picks as soonas I can. We'll have it untill Sunday then it goes to get all the tools and equipment mounted.
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    Talking Hey Sylvania !

    cant wait for more pics !!!!!!!!!! LOOKIN GOOD !
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    Congrats on the new tiller. The reversed colors actually give it a clean and uncluttered look to it. As well, makes it look bigger than it is.

    More pics are definitely needed.

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    RoofTop,

    I would assume that you have a good bit more compartment space on this piece than the piece you are replacing. Are you adding any new "aspects" to the truck company, such as hydraulic rescue tools, confined space equipment, etc.? Or are you just adding equipment to increase your truck operations. Were you able to increase your ground ladder compliment as well?

    Love the classic look of the Cyclone II. We run an '02 HP100 on a Cyclone II chassis, and the truck is pretty much bulletproof. Can't beat the jack spread and aluminum ladder either .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 42Truck View Post
    RoofTop,

    I would assume that you have a good bit more compartment space on this piece than the piece you are replacing. Are you adding any new "aspects" to the truck company, such as hydraulic rescue tools, confined space equipment, etc.? Or are you just adding equipment to increase your truck operations. Were you able to increase your ground ladder compliment as well?

    Love the classic look of the Cyclone II. We run an '02 HP100 on a Cyclone II chassis, and the truck is pretty much bulletproof. Can't beat the jack spread and aluminum ladder either .
    Yea, we're very happy with the C2 cab as well. Our 07 engine has one too. And your right... the jack spread is rediculiously short. Not to mentio nthe ladder itself is bigger than a 100 steel ladder wich is nice, wider sections and hier handrails make it easier to work from.
    More or less adding more truck tools and ground ladders (224 ft)
    It has 2-28'
    2-35'
    14' extension
    10' attic
    14,16,18,20' roof ladders
    6' a-frame.
    2-Cut off saws,
    2-Chain Rescue/vent saws,
    2-utility saws (trees and such)
    4-Exhaust fans,
    4-PPV
    Bunch of Rope Rescue equipment includinga line gun
    ArcAir Slicepack (those are nice we have one now...great cutting tool)
    about 20 hooks of verious lengths
    bunch of hand tools
    Thats about all i can think of off the top of my head, Soon as I get a chance I can post an entire tool compliment if you woud like.
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    Any more pics? How about some tool layout and compartment pictures! She is a beauty!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ivswo View Post
    Any more pics? How about some tool layout and compartment pictures! She is a beauty!!
    I literaly just got back from the dealer. Spent the ENTIRE day "putting the puzzle together" so to speak. The dealer will have it for about 2 to 3 weeks mounting/fabricating everything. Once it comes back I'll get some more pics up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoofTopTrucky View Post
    the jack spread is rediculiously short. Not to mentio nthe ladder itself is bigger than a 100 steel ladder wich is nice, wider sections and hier handrails make it easier to work from.
    that is a few of the very nice things about e-one aerials.

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    What is considered ridiculously short jack spread? What is it for E-One tillers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ivswo View Post
    What is considered ridiculously short jack spread? What is it for E-One tillers?
    I don't think E-One has an advantage here. On their website, the H-style outrigger (like on the above truck) has a spread of 17'6"

    On their website Seagrave claims jack spreads of 12'6" (A frame style) for 250# tip load ladders and 16'6" (H style) for 500# tip loads.

    I'm wondering if they have ever considered the scissor-type outriggers for the TDA's.
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    Doesn't Crimson use the scissor style jacks on their TDA??

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