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    Default Hard Suction on hydraulic swing down rack

    Anyone got any photos of Hard suction on overhead ladder rack type storge rack. PM me if you have any, thanks!

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    Arrow Check this out

    http://www.customfire.com/d_pumper.php?id=435d343516fb6

    There may be a few other trucks in their site. I know they do this once and awhile on trucks they build.

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    Here is a 1995 Pierce Dash with the hydraulic suction rack. This is formerly of Oceanside, NY and now serving Leetonia, OH.
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    We have ours mounted above side mounted ladders and use it a few times a year. Other company in town has theirs on the swing down rack and have not used it in 5 years.
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    jfTL - Not sure what application you're looking to use these in, but I would only recommend them for a department that rarely - if ever - drafts. If you need it regularly, keep it accessible from the ground, without the use of mechanical devices. If this is an FDNY application, I'm sure you dont' have that problem!

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    Here is a unit that our dealership delivered last fall.

    http://mcdermottfire.com/_wsn/page8.html

    Here is a product from Ziamatic as well.

    http://www.ziamatic.com/3000-hss.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzfireSolo
    jfTL - Not sure what application you're looking to use these in, but I would only recommend them for a department that rarely - if ever - drafts. If you need it regularly, keep it accessible from the ground, without the use of mechanical devices. If this is an FDNY application, I'm sure you dont' have that problem!
    Drafting situations here are extremely rare and a descision has been made to increase from engine companies carrying 1 maybe 2 lengths of drafting hose to have all engines carry 3 sections. This is to enable any unit to initiate drafting in the event of a catastrophic failure of municipal water sytem. This coupled with hose tenders and very LDH! will allow for emergency water to be provided from draft to any point in the city.
    I was looking to get these hoses stored in a location out of the way and in a rack that would allow for safer deployment if needed (swing down ladder rack type of thing). Thanks for the help.

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    We have three sections on our tanker-pumper. While this vehicle has all ISO and NFPA 1901 pumper equipment, the main mission of this apparatus in our depoartment is as a tanker (Mobile Water Supply). I say this because the equipment placement is to expedite water delivery and not engine operations. All that said, two of the suction sections are mounted below the ladder on the driver side, the third is mounted on the drop down rack for the drop tank. Here are some pictures: www.precisionfireapparatus.com/youngstown.html
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    We have a mechanical ladder rack on our Pierce Enforcer rescue-engine that also holds one section of hard suction.

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