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    Can anyone identify this make and year of Tiller. This was the first aerial assigned to my current hall in Toronto, and we would like any info on this make that can be provided. Thanks.

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    Just a rough guess. It looks like somewhere around a 1936 American La France. Maybe you could send this photo to ALF and they may be able to assit you more.

    I would like to know it too. :-)


    Stay Safe & Well out there....

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    This is a 1935 ALF Tiller; very similar. It is part of the New Jersey Fire Engine Museum Project website:
    http://www.rbfd.com/FireMuseumNJ/home.cfm
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    Looks like the original pic might be a few years older. The first tiller had hard rubber tires and spoked wheels, while the one from Jersey had pnuematic tires. Although the newer looking rig has no windshield for the tillerman while the first one does....neat. I think Ahrens Fox were some of the first to put windshields on the tiller box. I got an old FDNY Apparatus Book ( My Uncle worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 40's and 50's and had a great love of old FDNY appratus) that shows some early FWD/Walter Tiller trucks with windshields on the tiller.

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    This is a response from a friend at American LaFrance.



    I have checked our database for aerial units going to Toronto, Canada and found two listings around the 1935-1936 timeframe.

    300 TC Tractor w/204C 75' Double Bank (ground ladders) Aerial truck, shipped 11-3-32, Reg.# 7479

    300 TB4 Tractor w/203C 85' Double Bank (ground ladders) Aerial truck,
    shipped 6-10-36, Reg.# 7533

    Unfortunately we can't be sure if the unit in the picture is either one of these units. We do feel the cab was a 300 series.


    I hope this will help you.


    Stay Safe & Well out there....

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