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    What manufacturers make 75' mid-mounts? Are they on single or dual rear axles?

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    Aerialscope makes a 75' mid mount which is usually on a double axle but could be on a single. It's heavy device...

    There's obviously Sutphen, which your post is curiously titled as. I think they are single rear axles only on the sticks. Not sure about the platforms

    KME makes an 81' midmount tower which is close. Dunno about axles but the WB is 244'' if that helps.

    Seagrave makes a 75' midmount tower,unsure about axles.

    ALF makes a 75' midmount tower, unsure about axles.

    There may be more, but this is all I can find.

    Regarding the axles, it seems like you would probably want to go with a double in back because of how big these rigs have grown, especially with a quint.

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    Default 75' mid mount what?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajh0210 View Post
    What manufacturers make 75' mid-mounts? Are they on single or dual rear axles?
    Mid mount platform or stick? And why did you title your thread Sutphen for this question?

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    RK (Rosenbauer Aerials) will build a 75 foot midmount platform. I don't believe you'll see it advertised in their literature though.

    I don't think its a big secret, but the 75 footer (non Scope) that Seagrave sells is built for them by RK.

    You won't see anyone doing a 75 foot mid mount platform on a single rear axle but Sutphen. Well - Sutphen is doing a 70 footer, not a 75...
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    I only titled it Sutphen because I knew that they offered that product. I should of said who else does. Thanks for the info.

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    Smeal has an 85' Midmount Platform.

    Wheelbase - 242"

    44' 10" travel length.

    11' travel height.

    300 water.

    800' of 5"

    175 Cubic Feet of compartment space.

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    METZ makes a 105', single axle truck.

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    Thumbs up Sutphen

    Sutphen builds 2 different versions of the 75' stick and of course the 70' tower. All are built using aluminum aerial sections and huck bolted together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptLou View Post
    METZ makes a 105', single axle truck.

    Wish they would advertise it more. Even Rosenbauer hides it. Why do they not put the Raptor on there website?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajh0210 View Post
    What manufacturers make 75' mid-mounts? Are they on single or dual rear axles?
    ALF makes 75' mid-mount ladders on a single axle and a 75' mid-mount tower on a tamdem axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleWickman View Post
    Wish they would advertise it more. Even Rosenbauer hides it. Why do they not put the Raptor on there website?
    I think you'll see this changing. All Rosenbauer dealers can now sell Metz, which wasn't necessarily the case previously. The "branding" of the different Rosenbauer aerials is also a start for efforts to better advertise both the Metz and RK based aerial products Rosenbauer can offer. The Metz is part of the Tech Drive this year, and you can bet once a T-Rex is on the ground that will be marketed well also...

    Have you seen the new brochures yet? I think they did a fine job intergrating the two Metz products into the mix. If not, take a look at Rosenbauer's site and look at the new brochures.

    Rosenbauer has also hired a pretty phenomenal apparatus specialist to help national sales. As a salesman for the products, I'm pretty excited about the future.
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    You won't find a mid mount tower on a single axle... they will be a tandem axle chassis.

    Seagrave offers one which is made by Aerialscope
    http://www.seagrave.com/MySeagrave/C...ALSCOPE_SS.pdf

    Pierce now offers it
    http://www.piercemfg.com/apparatus/9...t_platform.cfm

    KME offers the AerialCat
    http://fire.kovatch.com/Default.aspx?tabid=54
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    Quote Originally Posted by CooterRob View Post
    You won't find a mid mount tower on a single axle... they will be a tandem axle chassis.
    Do your research before saying it's not possible.

    Sutphen DOES produce mid-mount towers on a single axle. They manufacture them all the time.

    (Local tower company from a few towns away...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CooterRob View Post
    You won't find a mid mount tower on a single axle... they will be a tandem axle chassis.
    Check out the Sutphens...
    http://www.sutphen.com/Truck.asp?truckid=9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue View Post
    Do your research before saying it's not possible.

    Sutphen DOES produce mid-mount towers on a single axle. They manufacture them all the time.

    (Local tower company from a few towns away...)

    ok soo I was wrong... won't be the first and definitely not the last. I had no idea that Sutphen made a single axle.
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    Default Another Sutphen 70' single axle

    Here are links to two more Sutphens on a custom chassis that are 70' towers.

    http://www.firenews.org/vt/MontpelierVTTwr1.jpg

    http://www.firenews.org/vt/WinooskiVTTwr4.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by CooterRob View Post
    ok soo I was wrong... won't be the first and definitely not the last. I had no idea that Sutphen made a single axle.
    Hey Cootie, speaking of being wrong, when are you going to answer the questions I posed to you in the Toyne thread...????
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    Quote Originally Posted by CooterRob View Post
    You won't find a mid mount tower on a single axle... they will be a tandem axle chassis.

    Seagrave offers one which is made by Aerialscope
    http://www.seagrave.com/MySeagrave/C...ALSCOPE_SS.pdf

    Pierce now offers it
    http://www.piercemfg.com/apparatus/9...t_platform.cfm

    KME offers the AerialCat
    http://fire.kovatch.com/Default.aspx?tabid=54
    That Pierce is a 95' tower, I think its been around for a pretty good while now. I doubt you could get that on a single axle, partially because I don't think I have ever seen a single rear axle Pierce aerial that was not a 75' RMA. Can you get a Pierce 105' RMA single rear axle?

    The questioner asked about 75' MMs. While 81' is close, I don't think a 95' will possess quite the same maneuverability as a 75', axles not withstanding.

    Say ajh0210, if you are looking for a 75' MM (tower/stick), could you shed some light on why you want a smaller device?

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