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    I believe that the Indianapolis International Airport Fire Dept has a Smeal 100' stick with a 1,000 gallon tank to meet FAA requirements. Tandem axle of course and lime green.

    I'll have to find my info on their dept but I'm pretty sure that is what the fellas down there told me a few years back when I stayed with them for a week during FDIC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osh599 View Post
    I believe that the Indianapolis International Airport Fire Dept has a Smeal 100' stick with a 1,000 gallon tank to meet FAA requirements. Tandem axle of course and lime green.

    I'll have to find my info on their dept but I'm pretty sure that is what the fellas down there told me a few years back when I stayed with them for a week during FDIC.
    It's a 75' stick with 1000 gallon tank and 1250gpm pump. Its name is Big Jim.
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    Here is my regular response anytime I see this topic...IMHO, a 75 telesquirt makes no sense whatsoever. If your going with that length, go ahead and buy a ladder which is MUCH more flexible.

    Second, if you go with a 75 ladder, go with a dual rear axle. Take it from an FD that had a 75 single and suffered with it and its under-braked, overloaded design for 14 years. Our 2002 75 ladder has a wheel base of only 226" and an OAL of 37.5' so it is possible to get a short, manuverable dual. It also out turns the old single. We take it through a couple tight mobile home parks in our area with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983 View Post
    Second, if you go with a 75 ladder, go with a dual rear axle. Take it from an FD that had a 75 single and suffered with it and its under-braked, overloaded design for 14 years. Our 2002 75 ladder has a wheel base of only 226" and an OAL of 37.5' so it is possible to get a short, manuverable dual. It also out turns the old single. We take it through a couple tight mobile home parks in our area with ease.
    I agree with you somewhat about going with a tandem. Our 1990 single axle 75' rearmount has a tough time stopping, but newer rigs have quite a bit more stopping power what with the better/bigger brakes they have as well as more engine braking power available these days. Of course, nothing beats a tandem for braking power, turning radius and better weight distribution. The only real drawbacks, aside from going through rear tires quicker, is the loss of compartment space. This can be a big issue if the truck is going to spec'd as a quint and kept with very short WB/OAL, as you're already losing quite a bit of compartment space to that pump panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983 View Post
    Here is my regular response anytime I see this topic...IMHO, a 75 telesquirt makes no sense whatsoever. If your going with that length, go ahead and buy a ladder which is MUCH more flexible.

    Second, if you go with a 75 ladder, go with a dual rear axle. Take it from an FD that had a 75 single and suffered with it and its under-braked, overloaded design for 14 years. Our 2002 75 ladder has a wheel base of only 226" and an OAL of 37.5' so it is possible to get a short, manuverable dual. It also out turns the old single. We take it through a couple tight mobile home parks in our area with ease.
    A 75' Alum ladder & body will be ok with a single rear axle because of the lighter vehicle weight and the newer large disc brakes !....I would go with " Duals " on a 75' steel quint .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefSquirrel View Post
    I'm willing to be wrong, but I'm not aware of any manufacturer that does a 100 ft. aerial with 1000 gallons of water.
    If it could be engineered, I would think that there would be absolutely no compartment space.

    If anyone is aware of an aerial like that, post away!
    We've got a truck with 1500 gallons of water and 1000 feet of 5-inch, but just a 55-foot telesquirt. It's kind of underpowered, but a modern chassis (i.e. one that isn't meant to be a garbage truck like the current Mack MR) might fix that. Either way, it still won't be fitting under any bridges anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt401 View Post
    Fallon's are only 62 feet according to there website.
    Fallon's are squirts also, right? Anyone able to come up with a weight difference between a 75' squirt vs a 75' stick?

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    Fallon's are squirts also, right? Anyone able to come up with a weight difference between a 75' squirt vs a 75' stick?
    Are the boom sections on a 75' Telesqurt made from " ALUMINUM " ?

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    This brings up a good point. I believe they are but I will find out for sure.

    I do know that they re-engineered the 75' squrt so that it could fit onto a single rear axle without overweighting the truck and also making it nest shorter. However, I do not know all of the details into this.

    I was quite surprised when I found out we were getting a 75' squrt. The last I knew, you could only get this length squrt with a tandem axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII View Post
    Are the boom sections on a 75' Telesqurt made from " ALUMINUM " ?
    I couldn't begin to guess, we run a 75' steel aerial, 300 gallons on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII View Post
    Are the boom sections on a 75' Telesqurt made from " ALUMINUM " ?

    Yes they are extruded aluminum box beams.

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