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  • Cost of a Snozzle

    Just curious, how much does a Snozzle cost to mount on a truck. Some of guys saw a pic of one and were just wondering on cost.

    thanks.

  • #2
    You can't just through a snozzle on any engine without major chassis alterations. The weight has to be distributed evenly over both axels. I drive a snozzle engine and it adds around 5000 lbs. to the unit. My engine is 24 inches longer than our regular engines. If you need anymore info let me know.

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    • #3
      Structural or ARFF

      Is this the pierce articulating water tower or the ARFF 3 section boom with penetrating tip? For the ARFF, look up crash rescue international or google snozzle. they sell their own brand. I have no idea about the structural, though its probably less. CSpace E1, do these have stabilizers?

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      • #4
        Yes they do have stabilizers, one on each side.

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        • #5
          We looked at the ALF version when investigating our aerial, and it was not much less than the full Telesqurt. If I remember, the base commercial engine was just shy of $280,000 CAD, the Telesqurt was $485,000 CAD, and the Elevated Master Stream was still just about $400,000 CAD. All these prices are with a few normal options. Keep in mind everything is more expensive in Canada.

          For us, it made no sense to get so close to a ladder without finding the last few bucks to go all the way.

          This is what we got, and aside from all the baby quint jokes ( ), we like it:

          Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

          IACOJ

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          • #6
            that things cool...

            Originally posted by mcaldwell
            We looked at the ALF version when investigating our aerial, and it was not much less than the full Telesqurt. If I remember, the base commercial engine was just shy of $280,000 CAD, the Telesqurt was $485,000 CAD, and the Elevated Master Stream was still just about $400,000 CAD. All these prices are with a few normal options. Keep in mind everything is more expensive in Canada.

            For us, it made no sense to get so close to a ladder without finding the last few bucks to go all the way.

            This is what we got, and aside from all the baby quint jokes ( ), we like it:

            I don't know why but I have always liked commercial quints, there size not withstanding. Do you use this as an engine that happens to have an aerial or as more of a ladder company that has a pump and what appears to be a sizeable tank. Our neighbors have a Mack MR 1500/1500 55' boom , they use it as an engine almost exclusively, but every once in a while it's handy to have the reach.

            I was also unaware you could the ALF style upper warning lights ona commercial chassis. What kind of bumper lights of those, I have never seen any "in chassis" like that?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skipatrol8

              I was also unaware you could the ALF style upper warning lights ona commercial chassis. What kind of bumper lights of those, I have never seen any "in chassis" like that?
              They're "bolt on" LED lights made for the chassis. Can't remember the manufacturer for the life of me.
              Originally posted by ThNozzleMan
              Why? Because we are firemen. We are decent human beings. We would be compelled by the overwhelming impulse to save an innocent child from a tragic, painful death because in the end, we are MEN.

              I A C O J
              FTM-PTB


              Honorary Disclaimer: While I am a manufacturer representative, I am not here to sell my product. Any advice or knowledge shared is for informational purposes only. I do not use Firehouse.Com for promotional purposes.

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              • #8
                It all depends on the call. We bought it and view it as an engine with elevated master stream and limited ladder capabilities, but it does seem to see more use in an aerial role than anything else. It only has a 500 gallon tank, and limited hose space, so it is a compromise unit in both regards.

                In our commercial and mid-rise district (about 20 complexes like the one in the picture), we roll it 2nd due as a psuedo "Ladder co." and it does search & rescue above the fire/ventilation/etc. It is also equipped for basic tech rescue, and has the gear to effect above and below grade rescue. Combined with our light rescue F-350, it serves all forms of tech rescue.

                On most single family homes, it is just an engine unless called upon for ventilation.

                We have a matching engine, with a full 1000 gallon tank that is our first due.

                Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

                IACOJ

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mcaldwell
                  We looked at the ALF version when investigating our aerial, and it was not much less than the full Telesqurt. If I remember, the base commercial engine was just shy of $280,000 CAD, the Telesqurt was $485,000 CAD, and the Elevated Master Stream was still just about $400,000 CAD. All these prices are with a few normal options. Keep in mind everything is more expensive in Canada.

                  For us, it made no sense to get so close to a ladder without finding the last few bucks to go all the way.

                  This is what we got, and aside from all the baby quint jokes ( ), we like it:

                  Your department has one nice looking " Telesqurt ", but why not just get a 75' single axle quint for around the same price?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NewJerseyFFII
                    Your department has one nice looking " Telesqurt ", but why not just get a 75' single axle quint for around the same price?
                    Remember things are more expensive up here. Aerials are all made in the US or Europe and shipped up here. Between the dollar exchange and import tariffs/duties, etc., add 25+ %.

                    An entry level 75' quint with custom cab begins at $650,000 CAD. A full 100 foot Bronto for comparison is an easy Million CAD without a lot of options.
                    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

                    IACOJ

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                    • #11
                      A basic 75' aerial ladder here in the U.S.A. can be had for about $ 450,000-$ 500,000!.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mcaldwell
                        Remember things are more expensive up here. Aerials are all made in the US or Europe and shipped up here. Between the dollar exchange and import tariffs/duties, etc., add 25+ %.
                        The socialists charge tarrif and duty on emergency equipment???? Paid for with tax $? What's wrong with that picture?

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