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    Default Sutphen Ladder Harvest

    Has anybody ever had a Sutphen ladder harvest done to their aerial?


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    What the heck is a "harvest"???

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    Maybe it is a " Refurbishment" of a Sutphen ??

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    It is sort of like a refurbishment. What Sutphen does is remove the ladder and components and then refurbishes to like new condition. Then they pop it onto a new chassis. I guess the idea is you get a new truck with equipment you already know how to use for (I am guessing) a significantly lower cost than a new apparatus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReluctantLieutenant View Post
    It is sort of like a refurbishment. What Sutphen does is remove the ladder and components and then refurbishes to like new condition. Then they pop it onto a new chassis. I guess the idea is you get a new truck with equipment you already know how to use for (I am guessing) a significantly lower cost than a new apparatus.
    You can save between $ 300k- $ 400k on a re-chassis aerial refurb !VS buying brand new.Are you looking for a platform or stick?
    Last edited by Woodbridge; 05-29-2012 at 07:09 PM.

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    Nice. We are looking at 100' Platforms. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReluctantLieutenant View Post
    It is sort of like a refurbishment. What Sutphen does is remove the ladder and components and then refurbishes to like new condition. Then they pop it onto a new chassis. I guess the idea is you get a new truck with equipment you already know how to use for (I am guessing) a significantly lower cost than a new apparatus.
    Essentially you are correct but not everything will be repaired to "like new condition". You will need to get a quote detailing what work is planned. Also the cost savings that Woodbridge mentions is too high for a reharvest. You will save around half of those amounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReluctantLieutenant View Post
    It is sort of like a refurbishment. What Sutphen does is remove the ladder and components and then refurbishes to like new condition. Then they pop it onto a new chassis. I guess the idea is you get a new truck with equipment you already know how to use for (I am guessing) a significantly lower cost than a new apparatus.
    he meant to say a "re-mount."
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    Thanks again very much for the information. Sutphen uses the term "harvested ladder" on their web site, but I think that might be a term unique to Sutphen.

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    The $300k I am talking about is a price quote from Pierce mfg, for a remount aerial !

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    Before and after photos of a Sutphen tower that has been remounted on a new chassis. Remounted Sutphen Tower Photos

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    i know of at least one "harvest" that was from a "totaled" rig. Be aware of who the "donor" was before you buy.

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    Depending on WHAT "totalled" it probably NOT a factor unless it was rolled or tipped over(ladder damage). If the rig itself was collision damaged beyond reasonable repair,they would likely "glider" it;new rails and cab.If the aerial is OK and can be rehabbed,it's a good way to save some cash as Sutphen has used basically the same construction methods(Ladder/Platform)for quite some time now.

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    We just took one in for one of our customers. We have removed the aerial, turntable, and outriggers. It will be sent to Ohio within a month or so to be mounted on the new chassis. While in Ohio, it will be completely disassembled, all wear parts replaced, cleaned, re-assembled and mounted. ALL with a brand new 20 year warranty.

    This was on an SP95 low rail, the cost savings versus new was $187k.

    What other manufacturer will offer a total of 40 year warranty on their aerials??

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    I have been to the Sutphen shop and watched them refurb ladders. Since they are bolted and not welded, refurb of any section of the ladder is possible.

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