Mountain Home Fire Department (AR) Welcomes Ladder Fire Apparatus

Courtesy Fire Department

The Mountain Home Fire Department has welcomed a 2015 Sutphen ladder truck at a price of $799,000, reports KTLO.com.

The truck had previously been in service at a Schenectady (NY) fire department. The truck will replace a 1984 Grumman AerialCat ladder truck that has been in service with the city since 1987.

The Sutphen has a 100-foot platform ladder capable of lifting 1,000 pounds. It seats six in its cab and has a 2,000-gallon pumping capacity.

Replacement parts for the AerialCat were nearly impossible to source as Grumman Emergency Products, a subsidiary of aircraft manufacturer Grumman Aerospace Corporation, closed its doors in 1992. The AerialCat was sold to Scrap Daddies Metals in the spring and turned over to the recycler.

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