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    Quote Originally Posted by IronsMan53
    Did you happen to miss the multiple views of this exact apparatus on the manufacturer's website??? That would be a heck of a photoshop job to make ALL of those photos from different angles turn out EXACTLY the same.
    AGREED!!!! I don't think there's anything Photoshop about this truck!!!!

    What he was referring to with the exhaust I believe there is an extended cab type of deal that makes the picture look kind of goofy. But.....it's the real deal!!!!

    How top heavy must that rig be????


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter1244
    AGREED!!!! I don't think there's anything Photoshop about this truck!!!!

    What he was referring to with the exhaust I believe there is an extended cab type of deal that makes the picture look kind of goofy. But.....it's the real deal!!!!

    How top heavy must that rig be????
    That is why it has ROPS (tm) Roll Over Protection System.. Just look at the brochure.

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    The GVWR has to be way up there,even with a tag axle. In a rural area there is no way it could make bridge weights. A well seasoned driver would have issues getting this beast to stop or make turns safely.
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    Smile It's Real

    I just stumbled on to this thread. Real it is!!! This Unit Belongs to Hunter FD in Garfield County, OK. A neighboring fire department. I've fought fire with this truck, and most of you are correct in saying it's huge and unpractical for most. In our area it works well and is used primarily for water shuttle. It does carry LDH and can pump and roll. I hope someday you guys can get a personal look at this beautiful apparatus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSFDChief600 View Post
    The GVWR has to be way up there,even with a tag axle. In a rural area there is no way it could make bridge weights. A well seasoned driver would have issues getting this beast to stop or make turns safely.
    Last I checked the "tag axle" raised the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Which is based on axle ratings, so more axles more rating.

    Maybe your brigdes won't hold up but there are ones all around the country that will.

    I am by no means a "well seasoned driver" but every harvest I drive a tandem truck with weights up to 60,000. Have never once had trouble stopping or making turns safely.

    Long story short, you don't know every circumance or the area.

    SO DON'T PREACH LIKE YOU DO.

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    Where could you even use a rig like that????????? In the desert? Somehow i can't picture this in ohio on a one lane road, what am i saying i couldn't picture it on a interstate road !!!!!!

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    Default They definately build big trucks

    I have looked at a couple of their demostrators over the years - they are HUGE trucks. Bottom of hosebed was over 10 feet - we joked we could mount a basketball backboard on the back of the truck.

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    That is deffinatley not a photoshop....Yea its big, but it isnt much bigger than most. Its just a typical semi chassis. 377 Peterbilt to be exact. Would work great for a rural dept for water shuttle. Like some said, the hose bed and ladders are there for NFPA and the ISO rating. As LCFD said, the tag axle raises the gross weight rating. The more axles you have, the more weight you can haul. If you couldnt handle this rig on the road you dont need to be driving anyway.
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    Dear Santa...

    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

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    There are half a dozen photos of this rig in the Youngstown Fire Forums. These are different photos than are shown on the Blanchat web site and are clear, close views of this apparatus.

    Blanchat Manufacturing Topic - Youngstown Fire Forums.

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    these trucks are made for ok and kanas the department i used to be on we had 3 of these

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