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    Default New Pierce??

    Just had our 1st meeting to spec a new engine. Local Pierce Rep said that there will be something new and exciting premiering at FDIC. They wouldn't elaborate any more though...anyone else heard of anything???


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    Post New Pierce ????

    They build Aluminum aerials in the 75' & 100 ' range so maybe a new platform of " NON STEEL " is in the works to compete with Sutphen & E-One ?

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    Personal opinion - FDIC is less than a month away. Pierce, with their very well done marketing, would have some sort of teaser campaign out by now. I'm sure they'll introduce something, but whether or not it will be groundbreaking, I doubt it...

    Have I missed something in all the magazines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801 View Post
    Personal opinion - FDIC is less than a month away. Pierce, with their very well done marketing, would have some sort of teaser campaign out by now. I'm sure they'll introduce something, but whether or not it will be groundbreaking, I doubt it...

    Have I missed something in all the magazines?
    I thought the same thing myself. Any reps here want to give a "little" insight???

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    I have a lot of friends that work for the Big P, and the only thing they're letting out of the bag is that it's going to be a new type of pumper design. They're pretty tight lipped on this one...

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    They just released a new pumper what the hell? Well to be specific it was a chasis so maybe some sort of new configuration? Like rear-mount vs. side mount vs. top mount, maybe a fourth type like station mount or lazyboy mount?

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    but will it truly be "something new" or just another old idea marketed as new and innovative...
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42 View Post
    but will it truly be "something new" or just another old idea marketed as new and innovative...
    I'll vote for the latter...

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    It's not a new chassis, it's some type of new configuration.

    And who's to say if it was their idea, or someone elses...

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    Question

    how about an electronic pump controlled via a wireless keyboard.

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    Ok, so after 3 hate mails, I will clarify my stance on this.

    Pierce makes perfectly fine trucks and I have nothing against their trucks.

    Pierce also has a very large marketing plan that I don't always "agree" with.

    In my mind, their "marketing" has very little to do with the quality of their vehicles.

    (there, will that make everyone happy?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oaattx934 View Post
    They just released a new pumper what the hell? Well to be specific it was a chasis so maybe some sort of new configuration? Like rear-mount vs. side mount vs. top mount, maybe a fourth type like station mount or lazyboy mount?
    Hmmm, Lazyboy, works for me, LOL

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    Talking I know what it is!!!

    Its a new type of pumper. Something never seen before... well it has a new booster tank.

    Just add water and go fight fires.

    Reinventing the wheel again.

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    There's only one problem.....

    It's still gonna say "Pierce" on the side of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    There's only one problem.....

    It's still gonna say "Pierce" on the side of it.
    I'd rather have a truck right now that says Pierce then ALF!!!!!!!

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    Default Just what I've heard...

    We have been looking at different pumper options (rescue vs. top) for the past 3 years know and our Pierce rep. has stated that it should fit towards the rescue pumper we have been looking at. Also questioned if it would be out of this world pricing for our department and it might not be to far off from the Contender line pricing. Hopefully he is right. Time will tell!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    There's only one problem.....

    It's still gonna say "Pierce" on the side of it.
    Don't be a hater PUNK!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTFIRE80 View Post
    Don't be a hater PUNK!!!
    We'll continue this discussion in myspace.......
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    Default ?????

    6 months ago our rep said they were going to redesign the Lance Chassis. This might be related to FDIC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanky134 View Post
    6 months ago our rep said they were going to redesign the Lance Chassis. This might be related to FDIC.
    Doubt it. Our Pierce dealer said the Lance is going away.
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