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07-03-2013, 10:11 PM #21
07-04-2013, 11:54 AM #22
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- Feb 2012
Nice looking apparatus. Do have a generator on board? Also do have foam built in or as a portable only option? Does this set up have litter mount on the basket?
07-04-2013, 02:16 PM #23
We have no foam at all. We had it on our 73 75' snorkel when i started with my company back in 1993 and when i was there we never used and the old timers never said it had been used and our current scope has never had foam. If needed we could have a engine feed use the foam our we can just get the portable.
Yes it will have 2 arms for the stokes basket to be mounted to the platform that way its outside the platform and leaves plenty of room inside for us and ems with there stuff. Also those arms are used with the roof/parapit ladder and can be used as rope anchor points to if needed.
07-29-2013, 07:14 PM #24
Thursday and Friday big day with sitting down with Rosenbauer for Pre-Con for our new Ladder Tower going to be two long days worth of more work.
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07-30-2013, 10:14 PM #25
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- Jan 2012
- New Jersey
Your Work Is Not Done !
You have one more year of hard work to do, and 2- 3 inspection visits. But at the end it will all be worth the wait seeing your new apparatus back into your station !
07-30-2013, 10:46 PM #26
Shes a beut, Tower412. Congrats on it, and break her in on the first night, JOBS.
07-31-2013, 11:56 PM #27
Let me know how the prebuild goes. I've only done one aerial so I'm kind of interested to see how ours went compared to others.
When we were getting ready to put a mid mount out for bids we looked at Rosenbauer. During our research we went to Fremont and toured the aerial plant. Also had a chance to speak with them at FDIC 2012. They have some nice features and I think they build a decent truck. We already have one of their engines.
I have to admit, later that same day we went to Snyder and looked at the Smeal aerial as well. We also have a couple Smeal engines in service. I also think Smeal has some nice features and builds a decent truck. I would have no problem running either one of them.
There needs to be a caveat inserted here. I'm not big on praise. Tom Osborne was a good coach. Bo Pelini is a decent coach. Only difference is that Dr. Tom had a lot more years at Nebraska than Bo so far. If you understand college football, especially Husker football, you will understand what I'm trying to say.
For about the last 9 years I have operated both a mid mount platform and a rear mount ladder. Two different builders, different decades. As with anything, both have their pro's and con's. In my opinion, the mid mount is preferable. According to Sutphen, on our SP95, you need 24" between you and any obstruction to clear the bucket when you turn 90 degrees. Only time I am usually nervous is when I'm returning to the station with cars stopped beside me when I'm turning. That is easily mitigated by hugging the right side curb or turning between vehicles. Otherwise I consider it but don't get nervous about it. In comparison, the rear mount hangs over the front but sometimes you can forget the difference between it and the front bumper. It's all what you are used to operating.
I'm just glad that in about a month we'll be operating two mid mounts, 95' and 100', platforms both. For our operation it will make each ladder that responds "standard".
WaltTrain like you want to fight.
08-03-2013, 06:43 PM #28
Well got back 1am this morning from pre-con was hard working day and half of pre-con a lot of stuff was gone over and looked other trucks for other ideas and alot of things are being address/changed as with any pre-con trips and such her are a few photo's.
Here is a link to some pics.
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