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    Cool Hose Lays On Aerials

    We presently have 1000' of five inch loaded on our 2000 Pierce Aerial. It has a single trough with 300' and a center hose bed in front of the turn table with the remaining 700'. We have yet to need to lay more than 400' of hose from the truck so we aren't sure what is going to happen when we do. We presently have all of the hose layered front to rear and left to right towards the trough and it flows out real good. Does anyone have experience with long hose lays with this type of hose bed? What works best? Thanks!

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    We have a similar layout on our 1998 100' Tower, except that the 5" is 900' in the bed and 100' in the chute, plus another 600' of 3" in the chute/bed on the other side. The 5" is in a flat lay similar to yours and we have laid up to 800' at fires with no problems (laid the whole bed during hose testing). We pack the couplings at the back of the hose bed (front of truck).

    If you're up on the northside of town, stop by and take a look.

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    I am encouraged from both your posts. We have<br />similar loads on a Pierce 100Ft. Platform that<br />we have never laid. I am pleased that is comes<br />out with no problems.

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