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    Default Chicago to order 200 foot aerial?

    Word is CFD will make an order with an vendor to provide a 200 foot (61 meters) aerial platform. Details are being worked out but the unit will be the first tiller the city has seen in over two decades.

    Can anyone confirm the details?

    Who makes a 200 foot aerial platform?

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    Bronto & E-One

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    110 footer is about the tallest now being made.

    Who in their right mind who want to ride a 200 footer??

    I never like the 125 Calavars!!
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    Yes, and I heard from a reliable source that FDNY is buying back the original elements of the Super Pumper System and placing it back in service.
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    Whether it's a joke or not...Bronto does make aerials up to 368'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue61 View Post
    Weather it's a joke or not...Bronto does make aerials up to 368'...


    Weather??

    112 meters is too damn high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Weather??
    Oops......

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    In other news:

    -Mack is re-entering the Fire Apparatus market, with a new custom chassis and body line, which will include a partnership with Seagrave Fire Apparatus to mount the Aerialscope line of products.

    -American LaFrance has announced that they are financially stable, all vendors have been paid in full, and that they are now aggressively flooding the market with new sales promotions.

    -E-One Fire Apparatus has announced that they will be purchasing Pierce Fire Apparatus. The Appleton, Wi. plant will be closed and all operations will be moved to Ocala, Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post

    -E-One Fire Apparatus has announced that they will be purchasing Pierce Fire Apparatus. The Appleton, Wi. plant will be closed and all operations will be moved to Ocala, Florida.
    That's a good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post

    -E-One Fire Apparatus has announced that they will be purchasing Pierce Fire Apparatus. The Appleton, Wi. plant will be closed and all operations will be moved to Ocala, Florida.
    The kool-aid is now being spiked with cyanide....
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    The new company is going to be called Pierce One Eleven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reliance View Post
    The new company is going to be called Pierce One Eleven
    So does this mean I get to transfer to Florida? I haven't got the memo yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    110 footer is about the tallest now being made.

    Who in their right mind who want to ride a 200 footer??

    I never like the 125 Calavars!!
    Ferrara builds a 127' straight stick and E-One mounts a 134' Bronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleguy68 View Post
    Ferrara builds a 127' straight stick and E-One mounts a 134' Bronto.
    E One built a 135' ladder in the 90's and Chicago owned one as well.

    A 200' platform or ladder is by no means impossible. So long as it is not any higher then a typical tractor trailer (which almost all city streets will fit) and they have a station with the clearence to park it, it could be built. The 135' ladder could fit in most standard stations. Another 65' could easily be fit without making the truck impossible to manage. It would be another section or two. If you had a tiller design you could technically use 50' sections. That would only need 4 sections to give you 200'.

    If a company can sell enough of them, they can make them. It's by no means an unattainable feat. The reason most companies are not offering ladders that big is most departments are not asking for them. It would cost millions to engineer that ladder and chassis. Way too much engineering cost if your only going to sell a handful. Not many departments have budgets big enough to pay for a ladder truck that would likley be in the 1-2 million doallar range. But i assure you, if a City came up with specs on a 200' ladder and the funds to by a dozen or more, it would be made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunFremontFD View Post
    So does this mean I get to transfer to Florida? I haven't got the memo yet!
    No. You and Pierce will suffer the same wrath that Saulsbury Fire Apparatus did under E-One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    No. You and Pierce will suffer the same wrath that Saulsbury Fire Apparatus did under E-One.
    Poor Saulsbury...

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    Someone needs to check on the Red Baron. Here we are talking about a 200' aerial and no METZ plug yet.
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    Does Rosenbauer sell Metz now?



    BTW: Here is a unique Rosenbauer/Metz aerial...

    http://www.rosenbaueramerica.com/del...detail/?id=397

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue61 View Post
    Does Rosenbauer sell Metz now?



    BTW: Here is a unique Rosenbauer/Metz aerial...

    http://www.rosenbaueramerica.com/del...detail/?id=397
    I see another fire chief has had too much Jagermeister Kool-Aid...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    110 footer is about the tallest now being made.

    Who in their right mind who want to ride a 200 footer??

    I never like the 125 Calavars!!
    The end result would be the same so I would prefer to fall from 200 FT. It would give me more time to learn how to fly.

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    Not to nit pick, but 200 footer would require 4 sections longer than 50 feet. Remember, we are talking fire service ladders here. Think about it, that's why your 14 footer on the side of the engine is as long as the 24 foot extension when racked together. The 24 is not made up of two 12 foot sections, is it? And BTW I also hear that Maxim is bringing back open cab "S"" and "F" models.
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    what did E-ONE used to have? was it a 150 ladder? It was their 110 aerial with an extra fly, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    what did E-ONE used to have? was it a 150 ladder? It was their 110 aerial with an extra fly, I believe.
    I think it was 135 foot. But I have been wrong before.
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    yes it was 135' and they still make a 134' in the Bronto
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