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    could you put pierce's 85' RM tower on a single rear axle. I saw boston, and the double axle looked like overkill. I think the 85 is a good bet for people who want a tower, but dont want it to be the size of a large crane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipatrol8
    could you put pierce's 85' RM tower on a single rear axle. I saw boston, and the double axle looked like overkill. I think the 85 is a good bet for people who want a tower, but dont want it to be the size of a large crane.
    I don't think I've ever seen one. They might do it if you had no pump/tank, the smaller bucket and the chassis and body were aluminum, keeping the weight down. I wouldn't bet on it though, but it would be a fairly compact truck if they could. Even more compact if it were a 4 section ladder rather than the 3 section it is now.

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    In 1968 Warren, Ohio took delivery of an ALF 900 series gas-powered Aero-Chief on a single axle with no pump, no tank, all steel not aluminum and a 90 foot articulating pre-piped boom with platform.

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    I agree with what was already said. Determine the material you prefer 1st. That will narrow down your decision quite nicely. LOL.

    As for E-One quality, it has slipped over the years. But I would still take pick their aerials. Our 95' RM LT has been damn near flawless. 2000GPM pump, 300GWT, 2 crosslays, front bumper trash line, 2 platform monitors, 2 deck guns, etc.
    Stay low and move it in.

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    You mean like this telephone pole knocker! Does not appear real practical to me! This was 90' Aero-Chief for Syracuse NY. Go to the web site and read history of this particular unit. Not Good!

    There is a web site devoted to the history of the Aero-Chief at www.aerochief.com
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    AS to practicality the Warren, Ohio rig never amounted to much....It served as a regular in-service unit for a very limited time. Then it was put on special-call only. At its decomissioning in 1992 it had a mere 3700 miles on its odometer.

    In neighboring Youngstown , Ohio their similar but NOT identical unit was front-line till the late 1980s when it was severely damaged at a fire. The rig was rebuilt by ALF as a 100ft rear-mount /quint { having been an Aero-Chief quint previously] and was in service till it was decommissioned and sold for $100,000 to a smaller Pennsylavnia dept. and the money received used to obtain 2 new Pierce Dashes each at $130,000 back in February 1987.

    The Niles, Ohio Aero-Chief remained on the roster till it was replaced by a Lance Tower-quint with all-steer option.
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