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    Default used aerial wanted

    Looking to purchase a used snorkel or platform fire truck for my small farm to use for tree pruning, powerwashing, general repairs etc. An apparatus that is being replaced by newer equipment or a reserve vehicle that needs to go to free up space would be of interest.
    All recommendations, suggestions, networking of people to talk to is greatly appreciated.

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    http://www.firetec.com/category/Ladder+Truck.html

    you might want to try ebay also, maybe you'll find something cheaper

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    If you do a web search for "used fire trucks" or "use fire apparatus" you'll come up with hundreds of links to dealers.

    Also, there's ebay (as was mentioned) and bigtrucktrader.com. Also, govdeals.com have some aerials every now and again.

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    Here's one on ebay now...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fire-...QQcmdZViewItem

    And, the buy it now price is only $5,500.00

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    Default Try Fire Trader

    Fire Trader seems to have alot of trucks all over the country. Worth a shot anyway!

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    If I had somewhere to park it, it would have been mine:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...4248487&rd=1,1

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    Bluebluejays

    I've got a couple of used 100 ft. Aerial Platform Quints available that work and not parked in a field like the EBay so if interested send me an email to
    sales@safetekev.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebluejays View Post
    Looking to purchase a used snorkel or platform fire truck for my small farm to use for tree pruning, powerwashing, general repairs etc. An apparatus that is being replaced by newer equipment or a reserve vehicle that needs to go to free up space would be of interest.
    All recommendations, suggestions, networking of people to talk to is greatly appreciated.

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    Do yourself a favor. By a used utility truck say from a power or telephone company. It is all that you need to do that job. You can operating everything from the bucket and still do a good job.

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    Default Used Snorkel

    Removed from service last week. 1967 - 75' Snorkel. Was rebuilt in 1992 with new aluminum basket and upgraded to 1000 LB basket capacity. Remounted on a new Mack chassis with compartments built by New Lexington Equip. in 1997. Never been over stressed and has always passed the annual underwriters tests. Low milage on chassis < 20,000 mi.

    Contact:
    Matt Young at The City of St. Marys
    11 LaFayette St.
    St. Marys, Pa. 15857
    814-781-1718


    Kuh Shise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    Do yourself a favor. By a used utility truck say from a power or telephone company. It is all that you need to do that job. You can operating everything from the bucket and still do a good job.
    I have to agree with Jonnee. Not only is a bucket truck likely to be cheaper, but it would most likely be much easier to maintain and have far less things that could potentially breakdown. Add to that the fuel usage is probably much higher on a fire truck rather than a standard bucket, and you have a strong argument against the ladder. However, if you have your heart set on getting a fire service vehicle, you could also try http://www.nefea.com.
    Isiah 43: When you walk through the fire,
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    the flames will not set you ablaze
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    One thing I also forgot to mention; if you are interested in a truck for any kind of off-road or off-pavement excursions, you will definetely want to go with something other than a fire truck. I'm sure every firefighter has either a personal account or knows of a story about a truck sinking into the grass.
    Isiah 43: When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze
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