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  • #16
    I actually had to Tiller around an E-One 95'Tower Ladder (that was supposedly so "manueverable" NOT!) to position our Tractor-drawn.

    I will swear by TDA's to the end. You cannot get a Straight Frame Aerial into the same position that you can a TDA. HWoods, how does that beast Seagrave at 18 get around? That thing is HUGE!

    I think the 3 Axle Tractor might take a little getting used to, but I think there is a place in Colorado or Wyoming that has one for more climbing power on mountain roads. Niles, Illinois has a Pierce Lance/Smeal TDA that has a 3-Axle tractor. They did this to achieve a 500# tip load on the aerial.
    Proud Right-Wing Extremist since 1992

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    • #17
      Some response back...

      #1. I made a mistake in my first post. I am pretty
      sure the truck from Huntington Beach, CA is NOT
      an E-One as stated but rather a Spartan Tractor.

      #2. Sorry guys, I dont have any more info. on
      the LA County rig.

      #3. You guys are right. With my limted tillerman
      experience, I can tell you that they are very
      manuverable and easy to get into and around tight
      spaces.

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      • #18
        Mpeg Clip

        For those of you who've never seen just what a tiller is capable of, here is a link to a cool night time run in DC. Watch the cornering... Enjoy!
        http://www.dcfd.com/e16t3run2.MPG
        Brian Rowe
        Paramedic/Engineer
        Colleton County Fire/Rescue

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        • #19
          Wow! That is some seriously heavy iron for fighting fire. I saw a picture of a tillered quint many years back but didn't realize so many places actually run them. I thought it was one of those "one off" type of things.
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          • #20
            if you are going to post an image post a real truck a Seagrave
            nrz2334
            Just my view

            I would rather push my Seagrave than drive your Pierce!!

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            • #21
              ^Sweet rig^
              No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

              IACOJ 2003

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              • #22
                That last rig is 10-98 from Empire Hook & Ladder Co. 1, Upper Nyack, NY (Notice the Tappan Zee Bridge in the background). An absolutely stunning rig to see in person. Notice the all wooden extension ladders.

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                • #23
                  I will put my 105ft all wheel steer Pierce up against your tillers anyday you want.
                  GFIRE

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                  • #24
                    Don't forget that the Colombus, Ohio Fire Department has tillered aerials with tandem axles. They are ALF eagle tandem axle tractors with LTI 100' aerials. The purchase was for 3 and I believe they were built in 2000. As for LACoFD, the tillered quints by KME they bought have 300 gallon tanks but they are only 75' aerials (33's, 73's, 125's, 127's for example) as well as the one LACoFD loaned LAFD for evaluation. Just some thoughts.

                    Stay low and move it in.
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                    Stay low and move it in.

                    Be safe.


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                    • #25
                      Amazing!!!!

                      It's amazing how a tiller can operate around. It almost looks like it can bend the laws of physics when you see it drive down the road.

                      I know it's nothing for most of you guys here but whoever has not seen a tiller in action, you gotta do it. I had a chance to drive a tiller at the Milwaukee Fire Academy a few years ago. You have to turn the opposite way the tractor is turning until you get to the corner and crank it back again. Took some getting used to.

                      Like I said, nothing for most guys here but I have to go to either Milwaukee or Minneapolis, MN to see one screaming down the road.

                      Keep your head down and your powder dry.
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                      Jason Knecht
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                      Eau Claire, WI

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                      • #26
                        All I have to say is nice looking rigs. We don't have anything that big here, then again we don't need anything that big. But I sure would like to drive it....can I take one for a spin

                        Cheers

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                        • #27
                          Hey guys,

                          I know that there are other tillers built before Woodinville's with 3 axle tractors...but to my knowledge, Woodinville's is the first tiller quint with a three axle tractor.

                          Also, LACoFD has 100' tiller quints. The one that was loaned to LAFD had a 100' ladder.

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                          • #28
                            All I can say is sweet. Wish we had one.

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                            • #29
                              Didn't I see that Las Vegas has the largest tiller truck? I think it was featured on TLC or Discovery channel Monster Machines. A picture of that one would be nice.
                              MGB&KY&Y-FDNY 9/11/01

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                              • #30
                                originally posted by cfd14emt
                                Didn't I see that Las Vegas has the largest tiller truck? I think it was featured on TLC or Discovery channel Monster Machines.


                                yes i think i saw that show too, but i dont rememeber which truck that was.






                                las vegas truck 1

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