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    Does anyone have a strong arm at their department. If so do you know the price and how is it working out.

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    I am going to order mine today!!!

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    We have a guy who has bent hydrant wrenches....... Does that count????
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    We used to have one, but it wasn't working out. It was a unanimous vote to toss him off the department.
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    The Strong Arm I was talking about is like so.

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    here it is
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    http://www.strongarmfirefighting.com/

    JLG builds the boom for the truck.

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    Originally posted by sbfdco1
    Strong Arm works great, ladies love em'.

    Where does one get one of these?
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    The Gradall brand is owned by JLG Industries Inc., a global leader in hydraulic boom technology, producing aerial work platforms, telehandlers, excavators and other products that are sold and supported worldwide.

    The boom is too short to really do firefighting operations, unless you have a two story building or less. Beside, look at the pictures; you have to get the rig up next to the building to get it to work correctly.

    LTI ladders evolved from the Grove Company, which was a large crane company. They made a heavy steel aerial back in the 1970ís. The are suppliers of aerial ladders to makers of fire apparatus, that donít make their own aerial. Itís like a Heinz 57 type rig!

    Gradall makes road graders, steam rollers and equipment to cut and reshape ditches.

    I really think that there are better apparatus on the market to do a better job. Any aerial ladder from 75 foot and up would out perform this thing.
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    The thing is an oversize excuse for a snozzle. If you watch the promo video, the only real use is to demolish fully involved buildings or maybe as a battering ram for the local PD SWAT team. If a building is so far gone that you have to back away and squirt water from a distance, why spend all that extra amount of money for a truck that's just going to demolish the structure. Kick back and roast marshmellos and let the thing burn....same outcome and much lower capital outlay to get the job done. I'd really like to hear the pricing on that thing.

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    I fail to see the usefulness of this apparatus. It is very limited at best. Is the nozzle adjustable or just a fog?

    For the cost of a few sections of 2 1/2, it would do the same job.

    Maybe in the private sector, just maybe. It would be a special call apparatus under unusual and definate conditions.


    P.S. - I have bent a hydrant wrench too. That's why they keep the truckmen away from them.





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    Actually that's my body in the picture, they just put a foreign face on it..him not her.

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    Last I heard, which was about 3 weeks ago, Ferrera had not sold a single Strongarm. It is a fog nozzle only and not designed to be used as an aerial master stream, almost like a VERY big piercing nozzle flowing somewhere in the area of 500-750 gpm . It's purpose is to pierce through exterior walls and then spray a fog stream inside. It has a horizontal reach of about 75' and was not designed to be used above the 2nd or 3rd floor. It is pretty awesome watching it breach the walls in less then 30 seconds, but it does have very limited uses and I'm not surprised that it hasn't sold. The idea is to be able to get a large stream inside a structure that you would not want to enter.
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