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    Default Wheaton, IL can you help me?

    We are in the process of choosing a manufacturer to build us a new tower quint. We have been looking hard at Crimson. They seem to be a great builder. We heard recently that Wheaton, IL returned theirs and got a refund. Can anyone tell me why? Was there a problem? We don't want to make the same mistake. If you don't want to list it here in this forum please e-mail me albert_keith_g@sbcglobal.net
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    The thing was out of service more then in. The Chief got fed up. I believe this was the first tower Crimson ever built.
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    I don't work in Wheaton but my tax dollars paid for that crappy rig. Like mike said it was oos way more then it was in. I'm not 100% sure of its status right now.
    Wheaton has a crimson engine that seems rather nice. It responds past my home to Wheaton college several times a day and it seems to always be in service. So I don't know if it is Crimson or just that rig.

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    Mike i would really like to talk to the chief. Do you or can you get me his phone # thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by firecaptleal View Post
    Mike i would really like to talk to the chief. Do you or can you get me his phone # thanks
    Wheaton Fire Dept. contact info: 630-260-2175.

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    I tried to call the cheif last week and he wouldn't return my call. He probably doesn't want to get involved in this issue. I just want to know what the story is because EVERY other dept I've talked to loves Crimson and can't say enough about them. So this shocked me. I heard it was the first arial Crimson built. If so is this why it has so many problems? Is it their service dealer? What kind of problems were they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithA8 View Post
    I tried to call the cheif last week and he wouldn't return my call. He probably doesn't want to get involved in this issue. I just want to know what the story is because EVERY other dept I've talked to loves Crimson and can't say enough about them. So this shocked me. I heard it was the first arial Crimson built. If so is this why it has so many problems? Is it their service dealer? What kind of problems were they?
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    also the Chief @ Wheaton may not be able to talk to you for legal reasons.
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    Default wheaton cant speak

    They signed an agreement not disclose the return of the apparatus - however do the math the truck is longer there and they have a check.

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    Default Try these guys also

    Keith - call Elmont, NY on Long Island - they are having the issues as Wheaton.

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    the wheaton tower was the first TL crimsion ever built, i saw it and liked it but it turned out to be a lemon

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    A friend of mine from Arlington TX was telling me they just rejected the last aerial from Crimson (it is the one posted on the Crimson delivery site). He said nobody from the department could take about why as they had to sign an agreement with Crimson. He did tell me they had 2 Smeal 105's currently on order.

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    Here is Wheatons new Tower Ladder.Guess we now know what happened to the Crimson.
    http://www.piercemfg.com/DeliveryDet...3-79711cd2d058
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