Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Our resident Kraut Wagon salesman!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Our resident Kraut Wagon salesman!

    I just saw our big, loveable, huggable KrautWagon salesman. He was peddaling his wares at the Spring Thaw in Allentown, Pa. We chatted for about a half-hour. Getting ready to leave soon on a Metz tour of the great, white North. He said to say hello to everyone!
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

  • #2
    No idea what your talking about?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

    Comment


    • #3
      TRANSLATION: Buff saw our Lovable missing Metz salesman Tony talimonte at a recent event in Pa. Some of us had been worried,we hadn't seen or heard from Tony in awhile. "Krautwagon"..........Metz(German) Ladder. T.C.

      Comment


      • #4
        His screen name is redbaron. Go here for some comic relief.

        http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...highlight=Metz
        "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

        Comment


        • #5
          Still say it's FASTER than your Ladder,hehe T.C.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
            Still say it's FASTER than your Ladder,hehe T.C.
            His Demo? The one that he spec'd the drivetrain for? The one that he spec'd the drivetrain for, for the demo that he drives from Timbuktu and back and from hither to yonder and back as a career?

            I got to drive it once. Let's just say I'm smart enough not to drag race him in it.
            "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
              His Demo? The one that he spec'd the drivetrain for? The one that he spec'd the drivetrain for, for the demo that he drives from Timbuktu and back and from hither to yonder and back as a career?

              I got to drive it once. Let's just say I'm smart enough not to drag race him in it.
              Not the Chassis,Dummy; THE LADDER! And you aren't that SPECIAL,I drove it all over the Springfield show, got some good aerial shots too. T.C.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
                Not the Chassis,Dummy; THE LADDER! And you aren't that SPECIAL,I drove it all over the Springfield show, got some good aerial shots too. T.C.
                I never flew the aerial. Not interested.
                "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
                  I never flew the aerial. Not interested.
                  Damn, as much you hate that effing thing, I figured you'd at least have taken time to fly it and make a good comparison on it. One of the smoothest, fastest aerials I've ever flown. When we get funding for our first aerial at the VFD next year, I'm going to make a strong pitch for it.

                  In other news, I felt bad for Tony when I ran into him at FDIC, standing outside in a 40-degree snow squall flying his stick along with the T-Rex. Buy that man some long underwear!
                  Career Fire Captain
                  Volunteer Chief Officer


                  Never taking for granted that I'm privileged enough to have the greatest job in the world!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Get over your Supersized prejudice. Very nice,very functional. Fits where few can. I got more cart time than I have seat time. T.C.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I spent two days with my good friend Tony last week.

                      Always a good time!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I was thrilled to see Tony at FDIC where we got to speak briefly. Few people that I've come across in my short span of selling apparatus have impacted me like Tony, so it was good to see him well. My only regret is that we couldn't speak more. (Thanks again Tony for giving my cohorts the ride of their lives in the shopping cart. It was fun hearing the people in line whine why "those" guys got to be up there so long.)

                        A funny little tidbit, speaking with some of the Metz boys that were outside at the show, Tony's days of torturing the rear tires of his demo units are now done with the advent of stability control and traction control. (For those that don't know, he'd floor the demo at full steering lock, get the inside rear dual "light" and burn rubber in a smoking donut that was beyond description.) I'll bet a little piece of Tony died when that trick came out of his usual playbook...

                        There's more stories I could tell, but I'll save them. I sure miss that character.
                        "Share your knowledge - it's a way to achieve immortality." - Stolen from Chase Sargent's Buddy to Boss program

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
                          Damn, as much you hate that effing thing, I figured you'd at least have taken time to fly it and make a good comparison on it.
                          Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
                          Get over your Supersized prejudice. Very nice,very functional. Fits where few can. I got more cart time than I have seat time. T.C.
                          Show me where I said I hate Metz Aerials. Much like Pierce, I think they build a fine machine. But again, I am just not convinced it's for the American fire service, and I am CERTAINLY not ready to give up my complement of ground ladders in favor of the technology. If other Agencies have beholded the Metz Aerial and have adapted to utilize one in their operations, I commend them. Were I in a position to dictate what an agency purchases for an aerial device, I am sorry but I would recommend against purchasing a Metz.
                          "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
                            Show me where I said I hate Metz Aerials.
                            Ok, maybe you didn't use those words, but the mere mention of a Metz ("KrautWagon") aerial solicits a strong reply from you.
                            Career Fire Captain
                            Volunteer Chief Officer


                            Never taking for granted that I'm privileged enough to have the greatest job in the world!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
                              Ok, maybe you didn't use those words, but the mere mention of a Metz ("KrautWagon") aerial solicits a strong reply from you.
                              I could say the same about you any time I post something that is even remotely negative about Piece.
                              "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

                              Comment

                              300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

                              Collapse

                              Upper 300x250

                              Collapse

                              Taboola

                              Collapse

                              Leader

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X