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E-ONE Introduces Tallest Aerial Ladder

Issue 9 and Volume 15.

E-ONE unveiled what it calls North America’s tallest aerial ladder, the 137-foot CR 137, at the International Association of Fire Chiefs 2010 Fire Rescue International trade show in Chicago in late August.

“For more than 30 years we have been an industry leader in introducing innovative apparatus to the market,” said EONE President and CEO Peter Guile. “This year’s IAFC is no exception with our new CR 137.”

The new aerial features a narrow 13- foot, 8-inch jack spread, criss-cross under-slung stabilizers and a setup time of less than 45 seconds. The advanced engineering of the welded extruded aluminum ladder provides a 2.5-to-1 structural safety factor, exceeding National Fire Protection Association requirements, according to E-ONE.

The company said one of the CR 137’s most impressive features is its ability to reach a target that is 110 feet high and 82 feet horizontally off the side while supporting a 750-pound personnel tip load.

E-ONE exhibited another new product at the IAFC show, a stainless steel pumper from its newly acquired manufacturing facility in Hamburg, N.Y. The pumper features a patented fiberglass reinforced panel (FRP) paint process in which fiberglass panels are cut to size, painted and overlaid onto the truck body.

The process, according to the company, provides an automotive paint finish and enables quick, low cost repairs.

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