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    Question Used Platform

    We may soon be in the market for a 100' used platform. We looking at something that is 10 years old or less. It must have a minimum of 1500 gpm pump. It can be rear or midmount. We are not picky about that because we realize that we are not going to have a lot of trucks to choose from. We are told that a new truck is out of the question, but they are willing to spend around $600,000. We are replacing a 1973 Pirsch 85' stick on a Ford C-900. We desperately need an upgrade and feel the platform is our best option due to our coverage area. Does anyone know of any trucks that are currentyly up for sale or will be in the near future? Any suggestions on how to find one if you don't? Thank you for the input and help.


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    We're looking for a 75' quint with the same age limits, so I feel your pain.

    Brindlee Mountain has a Pierce in your age range on their site. Though it is a SkyArm, which may raise some concern in some circles.

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    Brindlee Mt also has a 100' Bronto on hand. I know a local FD that flew a team down to look at it as says a great truck. They are trying to get a deal put together but not getting the support they need from the City. Is priced within your budget.

    Bronto are the cats meow for a platform. Does some awesome stuff compared to a platform. But expect to spend more on maint/upkeep.
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    Please contact me at nkporman@sellfiretrucks.com We may be able to help you but I need further info from you. Thanks!

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    last May we purchased a 1995 100' tower that was refurbushed by Sutphen...255K, it just got its engine overhaul that we knew it was going to happen, for another 23K, and we put about 10K in options and upgrades on it. It does however look BRAND NEW and everyone that has seen it cannot believe it is from 1995.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfire32 View Post
    We are replacing a 1973 Pirsch 85' stick on a Ford C-900. We desperately need an upgrade.....
    Wow. The understatement of the day.

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    Default Used 105' Quint For Sale

    Our department has a used 1996 Pierce Dash Qunit for sale if anyone's interested. 105' steel aerial with current certification, 1500 Waterous pump, 300 poly tank. In real good shape. White over red. Asking $325,000. You can contact me at TerryH@ci.mount-vernon.wa.us for more info and pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfire32 View Post
    We may soon be in the market for a 100' used platform. We looking at something that is 10 years old or less. It must have a minimum of 1500 gpm pump. It can be rear or midmount. We are not picky about that because we realize that we are not going to have a lot of trucks to choose from. We are told that a new truck is out of the question, but they are willing to spend around $600,000. We are replacing a 1973 Pirsch 85' stick on a Ford C-900. We desperately need an upgrade and feel the platform is our best option due to our coverage area. Does anyone know of any trucks that are currentyly up for sale or will be in the near future? Any suggestions on how to find one if you don't? Thank you for the input and help.
    You SHOULD be able to do something in that range. As a 100' Platform OWNER you are in for some surprises. One, it won't fit some places the C ford will. Next the capability of the Platform is WAY greater than the stick. AND the platform will be slower. In all functions. Happy shopping,if I see something good(maybe) I'll post it. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    You SHOULD be able to do something in that range. As a 100' Platform OWNER you are in for some surprises. One, it won't fit some places the C ford will. Next the capability of the Platform is WAY greater than the stick. AND the platform will be slower. In all functions. Happy shopping,if I see something good(maybe) I'll post it. T.C.
    Maybe you can pick one out at your new super mega firetruck big box store! Congratulations on defeating the flatlanders who wanted to keep your taxes high and your way of life, their way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    Maybe you can pick one out at your new super mega firetruck big box store! Congratulations on defeating the flatlanders who wanted to keep your taxes high and your way of life, their way!
    PSST! Is your ball and chain EVER going to let you out of the City? We're STILL waiting to show you a REAL Platform, Chef Meehan and Chef Cartman have promised to whip you up a culinary treat the likes of which your City existance has NOT yet offered you. 48 Hrs advance NOTICE IS REQUIRED. SO............What's the Holdup? Hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    Maybe you can pick one out at your new super mega firetruck big box store! Congratulations on defeating the flatlanders who wanted to keep your taxes high and your way of life, their way!
    This place is NOT a BK. Transplants can have it MY way..........OR NOT at all. Hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    This place is NOT a BK. Transplants can have it MY way..........OR NOT at all. Hehe T.C.
    Yep: Soon you'll be able to get a Mc rat meat sandwich in little downtown Bridgton Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    Yep: Soon you'll be able to get a Mc rat meat sandwich in little downtown Bridgton Maine.
    Or an ISLAND sandwich. You want fries with that?,hehe T.C.

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    Here is one

    1994 Refurbished 4 door enclosed Spartan LTI 100' platform with seating for 6, powered by a Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 2004 engine 475 hp, Allison HT740 automatic transmission, 1250 GPM Waterous two stage pump, 18,500 miles, 2583 engine hours, Jake brake, load manager, battery conditioner, back up camera, arrowstick, Flow minder and air minder at turn table controls, electric monitor, Fire Com head set system, rescue stretcher holder for platform, electric cord reels, air conditioned, map box, light boxes, 500w pole mounted quartz lights, various hooks, dry deck in all compartment floors, adjustable shelves, pull out trays, hose chute, 3 cross lays, drivers side pump panel has 6" and 2.5" intakes and two 2.5" discharges, Officers side pump panel has 6" suction with piston intake valve, 2.5" intake and two 2.5" discharges, rear has 5" intake for waterway, full compliment of ground ladders included, pike poles, rear tow eyes, wheel well cylinder holders, aluminum wheels, Onan 6.0 diesel generator, Collins lights, Federal Q siren, tow hooks, air horns, 2 breathing air cylinders to platform, 2 low profile 750w quartz lights in platform, two deck guns on platform with fog and stack tips, spare fog nozzle, boxlights in platform, platform has lift up corner gate doors, new bucket when refurbished, new lift cylinders when refurbished, stokes basket, hose chute

    http://www.commandfireapparatus.com/...I-Platform-146

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    Default Used Tower for sale

    "You may want to check with Brindlee Mountain. Our VFD and my career department have worked with them several times and they are great guys. They move a ton of late model aerials. I know a lot of their stuff sells off a wait list - they never advertise them because they have buyers waiting - so I would call them and tell them what you are looking for. I think they are going to have a 2004 Pierce Platform coming in a few months that they have not advertised yet - it could be an option for you guys."

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    I need to bump this thread. Thanks for the information so far. We have followed up on some leads but still haven't found anything yet. If anyone knows of any new information. Please, let me know.

    Thank you.

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    You may want to check out the following link.

    http://www.firelineequipment.com/index.php?pID=241

    Good luck in your search.

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    Default Used Platforms

    I've got a couple of early 2000 (2002 and 2004) Aerial Ladder Platform Quints coming available this year (depending on how long you can/want to wait) in your price range and would be pleased to provide you info directly instead of a sales pitch on here.

    Send me an email to Aerialguy1@gmail.com
    Last edited by Aerialguy11; 04-10-2011 at 01:46 AM. Reason: Quoted wrong year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerialguy11 View Post
    pleased to provide you info directly instead of a sales pitch on here.
    Wow, why can't there be more people like you on here??
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