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Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department Sutphen Aerial

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Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department Sutphen Aerial

Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department turned to Sutphen to build this SPH 100-foot aerial ladder platform on a Sutphen chassis, a four-door, six firefighter cab with a 10-inch raised roof, and a 304 stainless steel body. (All photos courtesy of Herb Fire Equipment.)

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Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department Sutphen Aerial

Middlebury's new Sutphen platform is a five section aluminum ladder that is carried on a 236-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 46 feet 7 inches, and an overall height of 11 feet 8 inches.

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Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department Sutphen Aerial

The SPH100 aerial platform has 293 cubic feet of compartment space, ROM painted roll-up doors, and an Alco-Lite aerial ladder compartment.

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Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department Sutphen Aerial

Middlebury's SPH100 carries a Hale QMax 1,500-gallons per minute (gpm) pump, a 300-gallon water tank, two 1-3/4-inch cross lays, each holding 250 feet of hose, and 800 feet of 5-inch LDH (large diameter hose).

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Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department Sutphen Aerial

The platform itself has two Elkhart Brass monitors under it, one remote and the other manually operated.

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Middlebury (IN) Volunteer Fire Department Sutphen Aerial

The vehicle's lighting includes a Whelen LED warning light package, a Command Light LED light tower, and FRC Spectra LED scene lights. It also has a Smart Power 10-kilowatt generator.