The Apparatus Architects: Ladder Truck Replacement Options


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Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss options for departments that are looking to replace a ladder truck, but are short on available funds. They explore options such as purchasing a used truck, alternative funding and rebuilding the current unit.

Listen as the Apparatus Architects devote considerable time to the rebuilding option because to assure that the rig will stay in the proper weight range and if the needed parts are still available from the original manufacturer.

Shand and Wilbur also talk about the variety of options when it comes to the type of ladder truck, such as a rear-mount, mid-mount and tractor-drawn and whether or not a pump is needed.

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