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    Default Maryland Tower Ladder Rolls On Side

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    What's that like 3 Brontos in the last year or so?

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    That's what I was thinking when I first read that story. Are the Brotos any more top heavy than any of the other trucks? I wouldn't think so, but I've never driven one.

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    Best part of the story:

    Fortunately, the four firefighters on-board were wearing seat belts and personal protective fire fighting gear, probably preventing serious injuries. All four personnel were able to leave the flipped fire unit and did not appear to have suffered any injuries.
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    Here is Truck 31 from the Beltsville VFD pre-crash obviously.
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    Default firefighters on-board were wearing seat belts

    "firefighters on-board were wearing seat belts"

    Wear the belts guys !!! There are alot of companies that can build a decent fire apparatus in 280-365 days. Firefighters are not so easy to put together, usually takes around 20 YEARS.

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    Glad to hear that all the firefighters onboard are ok!!!! Just take the extra few seconds and make the right decisions when responding to calls. When your driving you have the life of the other firefighters onboard in your hands as well. I'm not trying to start a #issing match about the driver,alot of people get tunnel vission and do things that should'nt be done sometimes while in the apparatus responding to calls. BE SAFFE!!

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    As Tower 31 made a left hand turn to travel west on Greenbelt Road it rolled onto it's side and slid up against a curb


    I wonder how fast they were going around that turn, I mean its says it slid into the curb and I know it had momentum but still I wonder how fast they were actually traveling.
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    That thing definitely looks top heavy. It wouldn't stand a chance out here on our twisty and pitchy mtn roads. Just too damn big.

    Glad to hear everyone was OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell
    That thing definitely looks top heavy. It wouldn't stand a chance out here on our twisty and pitchy mtn roads. Just too damn big.
    Oh, it stands a chance... it just won't get there until next wednesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer
    Here is Truck 31 from the Beltsville VFD pre-crash obviously.
    The apparatus in this picture looks like a Pierce Dash/ Bronto aerial, it seems to be very top heavy . It would be like driving a " crane " to a fire scene at a high rate of speed. I would feel better riding in a Midmount tower!....

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    Glad to hear the FF's were safe and glad to hear they were wearing their seat belts.

    IMHO and background YES this type of device is more "top" heavy than other Rear Mount Aerial devices due to its size so probably the cause will be attributed (unless mechanical problem) to driver error IE Going to fast in into the turn.

    About 2 years ago a E One Bronto 114 ft.? model rolled over in Downtown Phoenix "returning" from a call...Go Figure.. I believe it was attributed to driver error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII
    looks like a Pierce Dash/ Bronto aerial,
    That's what I thought, what is an E-One stick doing on a Pierce truck?

    You're right about it being a crane, a very solid all steel stick with articulating jib. The capabilities of this thing is increadible, but its complicated and expensive.
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    E-One hasn't owned Bronto very long....There's another Pierce Bronto down on the TX gulf coast...Padre Island maybe. I think Station2 posted a pic of it in another bronto related thread a while back. After this incident, the TX one may be the only one left.

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    A total of six Pierce/Bronto's were built before E-One began offering them: Beltsville, MD; South Padre Island, TX; Bohemia, NY; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport; Southampton, NY; Wading River, NY.

    For what it's worth, the SPI, TX rig is the tallest in the US at 174'.

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    Yeah, those articulating arms weigh a TON. It's always painful to see a good truck get messed up like that. Our brand new (less than 6 months old) 103ft Pierce got t-boned a few months ago. Hurts.

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