Aerials, Apparatus, Slide Show

Ferrara Fire Apparatus 6×6 100-Foot Midmount Platform

Ferrara Fire Apparatus 100-foot Midmount Platform

Ferrara—South Lake Tahoe (CA) Fire Department, 100-foot midmount platform. Igniter 6×6 all-wheel drive cab and chassis; Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine; Marmon Harrington MT-22 front-driving axle; Dana-Spicer DP6016-P rear tandem axle; 500-pound tip load flowing 1,500-gpm; Elkhart Scorpion 1,500-gpm electric monitor. $1,075,000. Dealer: Skip Grube, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA.

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Aerials, Apparatus, Features, Pumpers, Tankers

Cantankerous Wisdom: Report from the Shows, Part 2

Pierce had a big tanker with three electrically operated rear LDH fills-with the controls at the back of the rig. I didn’t notice any pressure gauges on the fills to ensure the tank manufacturer’s maximum filling pressure was not exceeded. What about flow?  It would be curious to find out how long it took to fill it.

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