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    Our dept Recently purchased a 75' Mack/Aerialscope, and we where wondering is there a mantainece or things we should look out for ?

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    Sorry, no tips for you, but the Mack/Baker Aerialscopes are sweet rigs. Good luck with it.
    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

    One friend noted yesterday that a fire officer only carries a flashlight, sometimes prompting grumbling from firefighters who have to lug tools and hoses.
    "The old saying is you never know how heavy that flashlight can become," the friend said.
    -from a tragic story posted on firefighterclosecalls.com

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    You should strip the grease off the boom and regrease it once a year. Inspect the boom sections and all the welds on the bucket for cracks when you do this. Try to fly it as much as you can, sometimes the joystick control in the bucket is touchy...use 2 hands if this is the case (no gloves on) 1 hand to control joystick as usual, the other hand at the base of the controller on the rubber boot to limit the movements. Try to flow water through the waterway a few times per year too. Good luck with it, aerialscopes are the best towerladder's around!

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    NO way guy E-ONE RULES! Right ?

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    It was my dept @ school that bought the aerialscope my dept has a new one... i heard e-one is junk (disposable fire trucks) ...

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    Dano,

    Email me at jon@birdsborofd.org and I will be more than happy to walk you through the monthly and annual maintenance items that must be performed to keep a scope in shape. If you aren't too far away, I could come show you in person. Aerialscopes DO require maintenance (contrary to popular belief), but properly maintained, they will last forever. Most importantly, there are MANY hidden zerk fittings that need to be greased on a REGULAR basis.

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    JF,quit shaking the nut tree.We got enough already,Hehe T.C.

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    Just lookin to see if 99 has been around lately.

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    Yes dano! We need pictures, for us Mack CF Fans.
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    Keep the boom side up and the wheels on the pavement!

    PS: leave room for it in the front of the building.. you can always strech hose, but not ground ladders or the 'scope!
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    anymore tips?

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    Here is a pic the truck, still needs to be restriped to match our other trucks, and have some minor repairs done.

    http://www.willingtonfire.org/DCP_4092.JPG

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    It looks like the previous owners took good care of it, only problem is it doesn't have a pump.
    FTM - PTB

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    Quote Originally Posted by BVFD1983
    It looks like the previous owners took good care of it, only problem is it doesn't have a pump.
    Not having a pump being a problem? I see that as a plus!!!

    BTW, how many Scopes have you ever seen with pumps???
    Answer... VERY FEW
    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

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    To : Dano8696 Nice looking Aerialscope , I like the tandem rear axle for better stopping with more brake shoes.also can you tell us what was the price tag on the pre-owned mack cf scope and what model year is it !
    Last edited by NewJerseyFFII; 11-01-2005 at 03:23 PM.

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    Well we sort of struck a deal withthe City of Hartford Fire Dept. It is a 1980 Mack/Baker Scope and was complelety refurbeb in 1993 with a new aluminum body. It has seen much action in the city of Hartford and was one of their busiest ladder companies, during the past few years it was used a a reserve piece. We payed only $10,000.00 for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano8696
    Our dept Recently purchased a 75' Mack/Aerialscope, and we where wondering is there a mantainece or things we should look out for ?

    Contact Seagrave - Aerialscope Division and get the correct scoop from the maker.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IronsMan53
    BTW, how many Scopes have you ever seen with pumps???
    Answer... VERY FEW
    Never in person, and a few on the internet.
    FTM - PTB

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    dano8696,
    Contact Chief Lorenzetti in West Stafford. They bought Hazardvilles '79 Scope acouple of years ago. He can tell you what he has had to do for maintainance and things to look for. I know this because he tells me everytime I run into him at work. By the way he got his for $1.00.

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    We have a 86 CF Mack/Baker 95' scope. Still runs great and gets the job done. We don't have a pump either, it gives us more storage and less weight.
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    Default Aerial Scope Tips

    Contact service@seagrave.com for help. Make sure you supply the Aerial Scope s/n and they maybe able to get you a copy of the maintance manual that was supplied with the truck. They can give you information on how to contact service personal in Richmond, VA where the older Aerial Scopes where made.

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