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    Had lunch today with the Chiefengineer and some crazed italian who sells german firetrucks. He shows up with his toy; I didn't know whether to attack, sing an opera, lose the war, eat some garlic, make a pot of ragu or some sauerkraut, put on my lederhosen.....or what?????????

    I did get blessed enough to drive the toy.....Seems like a good machine...for what I have no idea. But we did have a fine lunch; unfortunately I had to depart early as I had fire inspection appointments already made. But I know Dad and Tony stuck around and swapped lies for a few minutes. Later in the afternoon, I got a phone call from the local police wanting to know if I knew anything about some crazy firetruck that was drag racing up main street with empty Jagermeister bottles falling out the back........Lunch was great, let's do it again!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Had lunch today with the Chiefengineer and some crazed italian who sells german firetrucks. He shows up with his toy; I didn't know whether to attack, sing an opera, lose the war, eat some garlic, make a pot of ragu or some sauerkraut, put on my lederhosen.....or what?????????

    I did get blessed enough to drive the toy.....Seems like a good machine...for what I have no idea. But we did have a fine lunch; unfortunately I had to depart early as I had fire inspection appointments already made. But I know Dad and Tony stuck around and swapped lies for a few minutes. Later in the afternoon, I got a phone call from the local police wanting to know if I knew anything about some crazy firetruck that was drag racing up main street with empty Jagermeister bottles falling out the back........Lunch was great, let's do it again!!!!!!
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    Chiefengineer11 is on the right, redbaron on the left.

    You guys rate better than I do, I keep suggesting that I'll buy a meal for Tony if he's coming through the area, but I must not rate high enough. Heck, Sam comes through enough I should make the effort to run south a bit and see him too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801 View Post
    Chiefengineer11 is on the right, redbaron on the left.

    You guys rate better than I do, I keep suggesting that I'll buy a meal for Tony if he's coming through the area, but I must not rate high enough. Heck, Sam comes through enough I should make the effort to run south a bit and see him too.
    As in this past Monday evening, in the wind and rain!

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    Well Buff,HAD you hung around and been NICE,Ol' tony would SHOW you what that tool will do. IN FACT he would have gone head to head with YOUR favorite Ladder Truck............AND kicked YOUR AZZ. BUT alas,maybe another day, Glad the BRAINS got to spend some time,BOTH those guys are pretty good storytellers. Wish I was there,T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    As in this past Monday evening, in the wind and rain!
    Monday's kill me Sam. Had a fantastic live burn drill though at Rockford's tower. Sometimes just going out and playing with fire and dragging dummies out is what our crews need...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Well Buff,HAD you hung around and been NICE,Ol' tony would SHOW you what that tool will do.
    Been there, seen it, heard the pitch, flown in the shopping cart. It's a fine machine, but again, I am just not convinced it's for the American fire service, and I am CERTAINLY not ready to give up my complement of ground ladders in favor of the technology. I do have to admit that the wheel base was nice, she turned real tight, but then again, so would a tiller, that also has my full complement of ladders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801 View Post
    Monday's kill me Sam. Had a fantastic live burn drill though at Rockford's tower. Sometimes just going out and playing with fire and dragging dummies out is what our crews need...
    In the wind and the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Well Buff,HAD you hung around and been NICE,Ol' tony would SHOW you what that tool will do. IN FACT he would have gone head to head with YOUR favorite Ladder Truck............AND kicked YOUR AZZ. BUT alas,maybe another day, Glad the BRAINS got to spend some time,BOTH those guys are pretty good storytellers. Wish I was there,T.C.
    BTW, How come there isn't a Metz backed into the bay in Bridgeton, Maine?
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    Default Hey T.C. my Northern Mexico Amigo.

    I had Mapquest and my GPS. Didn't need either one. I knew I was in the right place when I turned the corner on Main St. and saw a car with 250' of ground ladders on board. I knew that had to be "Son of Sam".
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    Default Nice!!!!

    Good one Tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    In the wind and the rain?
    It was a tad windy, and it didn't start to rain until we were cleaning up. Plenty warm in the burn room so no one could whine about being cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaron View Post
    I had Mapquest and my GPS. Didn't need either one. I knew I was in the right place when I turned the corner on Main St. and saw a car with 250' of ground ladders on board. I knew that had to be "Son of Sam".
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    Looks like both have had their share of the macron and gravy!!
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    Red Baron, is that the Mini Ladder in Stockholm Old Town? Neat little buggy, Basically a Bobcat with a 65' Stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    BTW, How come there isn't a Metz backed into the bay in Bridgeton, Maine?
    There WOULD have been,if the one they PRESENTED wasn't 180* from OUR Spec. I had the same amount of ladders specced on the Metz. I STILL got a nice rig out of it. T.C.

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    Default Truck 3

    That's the one, have you seen them operate it? It's hard to see them but there are 600' of ground ladders on board!
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    Do they actually have to respond to fires in that thing? or is towed on a trailer to the scene?

    Dont see a Q on it?

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    awesome !!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledebuhr1 View Post
    Do they actually have to respond to fires in that thing? or is towed on a trailer to the scene?

    Dont see a Q on it?
    Contractors also use it for small excavations and landscaping
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