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    Default Ladder w/ bucket vs Ladder

    What are the estimated cost differences between a ladder truck and a ladder w/ a bucket?
    Interested in getting back into industrial security, fire and ems.

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    There are alot of variables but the difference can be anywhere from 50% to a full 100% greater cost than an identically spec'd aerial ladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimpie View Post
    What are the estimated cost differences between a ladder truck and a ladder w/ a bucket?
    I would think that a aerial truck with a bucket costs " $ 100,000 - $ 150,000 more than a stick ladder !Maybe a sales person can jump in for a better answer?

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    San Antonio Texas runs E-Ones that are completely identical with the differance being the sticks 4 fly 100' and the towers are 3 fly 95'.

    http://www.sanantoniofire.org/apparatus/

    Somebody there might be able to give you hard numbers.

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    People rarely compare apples to apples when doing ladder vs. tower. Look at a heavy duty ladder vs. a tower and the price difference is closer to $50K. At least that is what we found. A medium duty aerial has less moving parts and overall heft, allowing for smaller engines, lesser axles, fewer outriggers, etc. This means the cost is lower than the heavy duty aerial and tower.

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