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    RICK CASEY
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    Question commercial ladder trucks

    i would like to know if you are currently using a commercial ladder truck and if you are having any problems with this equipment

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    Neptune 33
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    Our 2nd due truck is a 1996? International with a 75? Aerial Innovations ladder...the only problem that I can think of it, is that lack of manuverability, it's hard to get it into places where you might sometimes need the truck to get.

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    The City of White Plains, in Westchester Coutny, NY has a Stick mounted on a commercial chassis....It is mad ugly...I jear they did that so they could rechassis it for DPW when the FD was done with it....That's all I know
    FTM - PTB

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    Alot with White Plains had to do with money also. From what I understand, at one point, a former city manager ordered a new ladder truck without talking to the FD. It came in missing numerous safety features. Like there was no locking mechanism on the turn-table. The modifications that had to be made ended up costing more then if it was spec'd out the right way. I do have to say that it does look weird seeing that international cab with a stick.

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    If you look in the last issue of FAJ you can see a Peterbilt with a 61' Pierce sky-boom on it.
    Also, up here in Canada, it is not uncommon to see a commercial ladder truck.


    [ 08-07-2001: Message edited by: mattqc ]
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    I just got back from vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I saw a fire station that housed a tower mounted on a commcerial chassis. I consider it a big step on my way to "having seen everything."

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