Thread: Metz aerials and ground ladders
01-16-2008, 11:14 AM #1
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Metz aerials and ground ladders
How many feet of ground ladders can you store on a Metz aerial? It does not appear, at least from photos I have seen, that you can get many on the trucks. How does NFPA view this?
01-16-2008, 02:07 PM #2
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01-16-2008, 02:08 PM #3
You can make the minimum required for an NFPA quint load, and can make the rest of the requirements for quint as well (300 gallons, etc.). I know because I've sold one, and while not built yet, engineering signed off on everything.
If you don't carry hose and a pump, you can do more, but due to the nature of the body you will always have less room to carry ground ladders than a more conventional body and torque box.
For the record, I don't sell the Metz any longer, but I do believe that the question deserves an honest answer."Share your knowledge - it's a way to achieve immortality." - Stolen from Chase Sargent's Buddy to Boss program
01-16-2008, 02:55 PM #4
I KNOW you can do the NFPA quint complement.If I remember right you can do the Ladder complement instead if you're running as a Truck.Herr Baron can provide the answers,let me find my goad stick and wake him up. T.C.
01-16-2008, 03:31 PM #5
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Here I is!!!!!!!!!!!! Buff what the heck kind of German is that? Sounds like a German Larry the Cable Guy. Please, not the stick again T.C.! Bookworm, my good friend Joel is correct, meeting basic NFPA is not a problem. We can get just as much "stuff" on our 34' long aerial as anyone else can get on their 34' long aerial. Most of those ladders are stored in the torque box.
01-16-2008, 10:42 PM #6
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