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    Default Achtung!!! Red baron!!!!!

    well, I know he's at least conscious and alert. I was on a friend's facebook page today and saw that he was friends with a certain Krautware salesman, so I made a friend request of said salesman, and a few hours later it was approved.........

    Anyone seen or spoken to him lately????
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    well, I know he's at least conscious and alert. I was on a friend's facebook page today and saw that he was friends with a certain Krautware salesman, so I made a friend request of said salesman, and a few hours later it was approved.........

    Anyone seen or spoken to him lately????
    We spoke in Indy at FDIC. He looked good. Sure like that guy.
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    NO.he doesn't love me anymore,Hehe

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    I just had dinner with him Sunday. He is doing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    NO.he doesn't love me anymore,Hehe
    You didn't buy KRAUTWARE!!!!!
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    Nope,Smeal and a Coors can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Nope,Smeal and a Coors can.
    Holy excremental matter Batman! I thought you fell off the face of the earth... I haven't seen you on the forums in at least a year!
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    Experiencing some growing and policy changes.A majority of which lands on my plate.Couple that with a nasty economic climate requiring more hours to survive and I have less time for the Forums.Still enjoying the Job and LOVING our recent equipment upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    You didn't buy KRAUTWARE!!!!!
    I STILL think a Metz would look GOOD sitting beside that Toyne.

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    We had a aerial ladder testing company doing our yearly inspection a few months back, and the guy told me that he was at a fire department in Madison, N.J. were they have one of those Metz ladders-shoping cart and he said it was one of the best aerial devices he had every seen or tested !

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    Hello All,

    As for Tony, he is doing fine. I spoke to him a few weeks ago. He said he would stop by with a T-Rex if he was ever in the area.

    Woodbridge, the testing company was here in June and we gave them a demo of the what the METZ can do. Took them for a ride in the "basket" and set it up for them in all sorts of ways. They were amazed at the speed and smoothness of the truck. They did not test the truck only my ground ladders. Rosenbauer is scheduled to be out this month to do it's annual service and they re-certify the truck per NFPA at that time. The testing company was amazed as to how it worked. We've had her in service now for 3 years and are very pleased and satisfied with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I STILL think a Metz would look GOOD sitting beside that Toyne.
    IF we ever were to get a truck company and IF Krautware ever makes something with two steering wheels, then MAYBE.
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    Those two guys were very pleased with the performance of your Metz aerial ladder, they said that it out performed anything that they have seen before. They travel the whole east coast doing ladder testing and most of there tests are on Pierce, E-One, Alf, etc. They were at our station testing all ground ladders ,and our Mack Aerialscope.
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    You know the Germans. They build GOOD stuff,Hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    IF we ever were to get a truck company and IF Krautware ever makes something with two steering wheels, then MAYBE.
    WTF do you want TWO steering wheels for? NOT required for the R105! If you can drive it in OLD Quebec,you can put it ANYWHERE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I STILL think a Metz would look GOOD sitting beside that Toyne.
    And they both use Spartan chassis !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    WTF do you want TWO steering wheels for? NOT required for the R105! If you can drive it in OLD Quebec,you can put it ANYWHERE!
    TC TC TC TC.....this leads us back to the age-old question.....How many ground ladders can the Krautware carry? Answer: Not enough for my TRUCK company. Hence the two steerin' wheels. And besides, Daddy always said "real ladder trucks have two steerin' wheels." So blame him for influencing me.
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    I think Sam dropped you on yer head as a child. The Metz,with proper PLANNING can carry a goodly load of ladders.PLUS you carry HOW many on the Toyne?You aren't THAT busy.....OR Lacking. Two wheelers have their place,that lil burg of yours ain't one of them.Time to dig your head out of the FWD and get into the lean mean 2000's.Now I'm as into planning as the next guy but I'm not speccing a Rig for the one in 10 or 20 yr event,I'm gonna spec it for what it is going to do every week or every day.Every M/A rig I call has Ladders on it,your mileage may vary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I think Sam dropped you on yer head as a child.
    No, it was the funny tasting paint chips he let me eat.......
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    Hey FWDbuff, Will your father be driving any " Toyne " apparatus down to Wildwood for the New Jersey Fire Expo ? I think that he had your departments engine there two years ago!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodbridge View Post
    Hey FWDbuff, Will your father be driving any " Toyne " apparatus down to Wildwood for the New Jersey Fire Expo ? I think that he had your departments engine there two years ago!!
    I just called him now. He ran a tanker from Breda to Syracuse a few weeks ago, that will be there. He also ran an engine from Breda to Denver for the I-Chiefs show, then took it to Raliegh NC, and he says that will be there too, however as of tonight he has not gotten any phone calls for movement.
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