Essentially, I don't think that this was "one of those problems". Yes, the other problems mentioned have happened to the best of them. Companies with hundreds of a particular model built with the occasional problem are the norm. That said, here we have an instance of a single unit made that failed. In other words, a 100 percent failure rate.
Now they are bringing out the "technology" to cover their backsides when they should have built it right the first time.
There is no excuse for a huge cold weld to get past a bunch of aerial experts, et alone in such a critical area. It wasn't just the welder that screwed up. In the military there would be some shift in the ranks of the officers.
Not to bring up another story but has anyone heard the latests in reference to Wheaton (IL) Fire's Crimson platform??
I'm not sure what if anything has happened but I received a PM that said there were possibly some issues there...
Best Apparatus Component - Peter Jorgensen
Crimson Fire’s Boomer gets the 2007 Award for the Best New Component. The Boomer is a new approach to an old problem – how to provide an elevated master stream on a pumper. In the 1970s the Squrt came out with an articulating boom, which later developed into the Tele-Squrt, a telescoping version. But the Boomer is more versatile.
This 28-foot hydraulically-operated, heavy-duty mast is much more than just a way to get a horizontal, deep-penetration stream into a third or fourth floor of a commercial building. It can be used as a 6,000-watt scene lighting tower, a remote camera platform, a power port for hydraulic rescue tools, a supply source for rooftop handlines and even as a crane boom.
The Boomer’s nozzle will deliver 1,000 gpm and can be swiveled a full 360 degrees. The boom itself will go from minus 10 degrees, to a full upright 90 degrees. At $50,000 it provides greatly expanded capabilities at only about a 15 percent increase in cost over the standard custom pumper.
Crimson has a 48-foot version on the drawing boards, but that will require rear mounting and outrigger jacks for stabilization.
Anyone have updates on the Boomer, have they found what the problem is and corrected it yet? Anyone know the base price for one of these pumpers with Boomer???
I guess they'll have one on display at FDIC this year on the new Spartan Furion chassis. There was a picture posted in the forums earlier. I'd think that they must of solved the problem they had with it earlier otherwise they'd probably not be displaying another this year.
Last year they told us it would add an additional 50k to the price of a chassis.
The pics can be viewed at:
The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District just recieved delivery on this 2008 Sterling/Crimson Boomer. It is the first of its kind in the United States. The unit is equiped with a 1500-gpm pump, 3250-gwt, 50-class A foam, and a 30ft Boomer telescoping Squrt with a light tower.
You can view the above described apparatus here: Crimson Fire Apparatus - Youngstown Fire Forums.
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This truck might have a use as a sort of cross over between a structrual fire engine and a airport crash truck.
I could not get the link to work.?????????????
switch computers and POOOF.............huge-inormous rig.
A pumper tanker with an elevated stream...interesting concept.