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    Default twin steer

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    From what I was told, the idea was to spread out the weight on the front axles and to reduce the turning radius. Supposedly, this thing has a very tight turning radius.

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    I had pictures of an e-one with a bronto and two steer axles but can't find them now.. I saw it during a pre-delivery inspection, apparently it was there for some repair work.
    If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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    The P-2 crash trucks delivered to the USAF in the early 60's had 4 wheel front steer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Cutlass, See Post 21.
    I saw the post, this was a different, later model truck. Just noting it wasn't one of a kind.
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    wasn't at FDIC, but I looked up info on the scorpion. The brochure takes about networked valve controls and touch screen pump/valve control. Not sure I'm sure how I feel about all those electronics invading fire trucks.

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    FDIC 2012 has not been dissapointing. There are a lot of new innovations in trucks, pumps, pump controls, re-branding, tools, new chassis, new European influences, some companies spending a hell of a lot less money and rumors of new layoffs.

    This should make for some interesting discussions on this brain thrust when everyone gets home.

    I'm just say'in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFD_E73_RET View Post
    FDIC 2012 has not been dissapointing. There are a lot of new innovations in trucks, pumps, pump controls, re-branding, tools, new chassis, new European influences, some companies spending a hell of a lot less money and rumors of new layoffs.

    This should make for some interesting discussions on this brain thrust when everyone gets home.

    I'm just say'in.
    One of the guys I talked to brought up a good point. All that homeland security money bought a lot of fire toys, but that money is all dried up. So now there's a lot of dept's with stuff still in the box from all the money they got.

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    Spent some time with the HME salesman and asked about the Scorpion. He stated that their intent was to help with the weight on the front axle for rear mount platforms. As for the electric valves, he claimed that they could allow the pump controls to be placed anywhere on the truck, to include in the cab. He also noted that in the Scorpion at FDIC they placed the pump panel in a compartment on the other side of the outrigger to provide some more protection to the pump operator should a line blow off an intake or discharge.

    I noticed a lot of electric valves and touchscreen controls. We will not be putting them in our spec-don't trust their durability yet.

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