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    Exclamation Ferrara Truck Rollover - WOW!

    Here is a testament to the strength of Ferrara's extruded body. Obviously the structural integrity kept the cab from completely crushing. This truck did a complete rollover.
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    But the question that begs to be asked is "Why did they give it the acrobat test?"

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    I think I am going to call B.S. on this one till I can see a report on it.

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    I don't know. It looks pretty similar to most rollover pictures I've seen. If it did good for the cab, hope nobody was hurt.

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    Thanks for the sales pitch, RuralFireJunkie. But if you're going to come on here and sing praises... Please tell me how did this accident happen on a clear day with dry road and shallow ditches on either side.

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    Is that a commercial chasis? Seems the chasis held up fine...

    As for the cause... probably like most rollovers.

    Too fast, started to leave roadway, overcorrected, rolled over.

    I'm just guessing.

    Hope everyone is okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozmosis View Post
    Thanks for the sales pitch, RuralFireJunkie. But if you're going to come on here and sing praises... Please tell me how did this accident happen on a clear day with dry road and shallow ditches on either side.
    I've always read in different Driver/Operator texts that the majority of fire apparatus wrecks occur on dry roads with good weather during the day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Is that a commercial chasis? Seems the chasis held up fine...
    Looks like a Freightliner, eh?

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    Does indeed look like a Freightliner. The big question first, is everyone OK?

    Secondly, how bad does their underwear look?

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    Looks like a 70 or 80 series Freight Shaker.

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    I want to know the story behind this. Where are the articles about this rollover ? How are the guys involved in this rollover ? You can't just post pics and just say wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuralFireJunkie View Post
    Here is a testament to the strength of Ferrara's extruded body. Obviously the structural integrity kept the cab from completely crushing. This truck did a complete rollover.
    Last time I commented on one of Chris' truck the WT deleted it, but... RFJ do YOU work for Ferrara Fire Equipment or any company that sell Ferrara Fire equipment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Is that a commercial chasis? Seems the chasis held up fine...

    As for the cause... probably like most rollovers.

    Too fast, started to leave roadway, overcorrected, rolled over.

    I'm just guessing.

    Hope everyone is okay.
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    Thumbs down Hmmmm....................

    OK, let's examine this one closely...........


    Quote Originally Posted by RuralFireJunkie View Post
    Here is a testament to the strength of Ferrara's extruded body. Obviously the structural integrity kept the cab from completely crushing. This truck did a complete rollover.
    The Cab and Chassis appear to be made by Freightliner. The body is reported to be made by Ferrara. My point is that the Body builder simply mounted the Body on someone else's Cab and Chassis. How did the body protect the Cab???...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    But the question that begs to be asked is "Why did they give it the acrobat test?"
    Perhaps because when it was delivered, they realised it was the wrong colour?
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    It looks just like our engine, accept ours is in one piece.

    Hope nobody was hurt, but I bet the reason it held up so well was because it was yellow the real fire Truck color
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    I actually got an e-mail from a co-worker on this one, with the attached pictures...the South Vacherie Volunteer Fire Department is about 30 miles from me and I know a couple of guys on it. From what I understand, this did not occur during an emergency call but during routine driving (training or just our running the truck, I'm not sure which), approximately 1/2 mile from the fire station. The driver was not injured. Haven't seen any press articles about it so that's about all the details I know.

    Hope nobody was hurt, but I bet the reason it held up so well was because it was yellow the real fire Truck color
    No complaints here about the color (looks a lot like one of our trucks) .

    Also, I'm with hwoods, how did the body protect the cab? Ruralfirejunkie sounds like he might be selling something....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuralFireJunkie View Post
    Here is a testament to the strength of Ferrara's extruded body. Obviously the structural integrity kept the cab from completely crushing. This truck did a complete rollover.
    Great first post. I sure hope you posted this for the right reasons... Lets all hope the crew was ok which is the important thing here.

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    First, in the interest of full disclosure, I sell E-Ones part-time.

    Second, this looks like what the auto salvage dealers call a "light rollover". Notice that there is not much damage apparent on the compartment doors. No matter how little structural damage there is, there is always cosmetic damage when a vehicle rolls over. In fact, judging from the looks of the driver's side roof, I'd venture to guess that the cab actually bore the brunt of the load.

    Third, it's not out of the question for the fire body to protect a commercial cab, in my opinion. If it is log-rolling down the highway and the body is sufficiently taller than the cab, the cab could be protected to some extent by a body that holds together rather than shearing apart.

    All that said, even though I work for a competitor, I do think Ferrara's custom cabs are well-built and pretty safe. I just don't see that the fire body made a heckuva lot of difference to the lucky occupant(s) of this rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    No complaints here about the color (looks a lot like one of our trucks) .

    Also, I'm with hwoods, how did the body protect the cab? Ruralfirejunkie sounds like he might be selling something....

    Dwayne - Boy, am I glad to hear from you on this. I first thought that it was your rig. And as East KY said, IF the Body was a good bit taller, it MIGHT help deflect some forces from the Cab. Admittedly, after I thought about it for a bit, that theory makes sense.
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