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    All of you with 4 or 5" hose on a Pierce Lance Aerial....

    What hose loads are you using???

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    We use 5" packed in a standard flat lay. We have found that if you put all the couplings forward at the bulkhead as many do with LDH packs, the couplings grab sections as they come out and block up the chute. You have to be real careful when you pack the hose so that it will play out in line with the "chute" or "trough" or whatever you want to call it. And dont dare lay it as fast as you would driving an engine. We carry 800 feet. Oh, yeah.....when you pack it, dont forget to put the stick UP!
    "Loyalty above all else, except honor."

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    • #3
      We have 5" and load it as a flat load but lay it perpendicular (side to side) to the chute. And keep all the couplings on the side with the chute, and keep the couplings in the order they will come out. Works pretty well for us.

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      • #4
        We flat lay 5" hose. Like stated above, you have to raise the ladder to pack it. We found that if you turn the ladder to the right it helps. ArmyTruckCompany is right, you have to keep the couplings lined up against the forward bulkhead. If not, you'll will not get as much hose in there. You had better have a full crew for this job.

        [ 08-17-2001: Message edited by: BG204 ]

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          • #6
            Smoke,
            I don't know about you, but we have to be VERY creative with our 5" while loading our Lance Quint. Our Lance was specked with a 500 gal. tank instead of the normal 300 gal. size. The first few folds go in flat, and as the bed drops down to the passage from the bed to the rear of the truck we fold a few lengths vertically. The rest is flat load in the tube (if you will) going to the rear. It is a head-ache. All because of the larger 500 gal. tank we carry. But the 300 gal. tank might not be enough if we had it.


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            • #7
              We carry 1000' of 5" in a flat load, which deploys off of the P/S chute. We also have 600' of 3" flat loaded, which comes out the D/S chute. Out truck has the newer style doors for the sides of the hose chutes -- makes loading the hose a lot easier!

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