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Offline kfd274

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100' Ferrara Rear Mount Aerials
« on: August 31, 2009, 02:01:41 PM »
According to the Sept/Oct 2009 edition of Fire Apparatus Journal final purchase orders are pending for a large order of 100' rear mount aerials.
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100' Ferrara Rear Mount Aerials
« on: August 31, 2009, 02:01:41 PM »

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 08:16:14 PM »
   The next 20 rearmounts are going to be made by Ferrara ;). http://www.modelfiretrucks.net/smf/index.php?topic=11802.msg0#new
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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 08:50:35 PM »
Interesting, to say the least.  Over on that other board, "Redlight" is known as just about the best authority on FDNY.  I'd believe anything he put out.  Since FDNY already has six or more Ferrara apparatus (5 high pressure engines, the new Hazmat 1, more?), they've got to have a feel for them, and must be satisfied. Anybody know whose chassis they'll be on?  Spartan? ??? ???
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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 09:06:04 PM »
 Nope, but I hope somebody comes up with a blueprint of these new rigs like they did with the Marauder II pumpers last year. I'm wondering what type of aerial ladder they're going use as Ferrara has their own which looks like a Smeal. Another interesting note is that the 1999 and 2001 batch contains a couple of busy units that have received unique apparatus in the past like L4, 19, 24, 30, 32, 38, 42, 49, 132 & 165.

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 05:33:58 PM »
Some information on Ferrara aerials:

http://www.ferrarafire.com/Apparatus/Aerials/Ladders.html

Will they look like the HD 107's?????  of the LP 102's??????
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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 06:22:02 PM »
 I'd bet the farm on it that it's the LP102 ;)

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 06:27:51 PM »
I'd bet the farm on it that it's the LP102 ;)

What chassis do you think they will use?  Igniter, Inferno or Spartan?   I'm guessing the Spartan chassis.

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 08:02:11 PM »
Why not the heavier-duty SHD100 (on a Spartan chassis):

http://www.ferrarafire.com/Apparatus/Aerials/SHD100/temp_SHD100_main.jpg
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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 09:53:56 PM »
I would bet on the SHD100.  I would be surprised if New York bought anything with less than 1000# tip capacity and the other two are only 500# and 750# respectively.  I'm sure there are situations where the 1500# capacity would be useful.  In addition you can get a waterway with 1500gpm which would be a good match up for the new pumpers

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 06:12:59 AM »
I reckon they'll be pretty sweet in FDNY colours - I'm actually beginning to like the Ferrara trucks to be honest.

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 10:08:29 AM »
That thing looks huge, I dont think these will last too long in the FDNY if they even get them.
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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 10:54:20 AM »
My department has 2 Ferrara engines and I have to say that they have held up pretty well, even with driving over rough city streets.  Both were put in service in 2000 and the busier of the two averages about 1,500 runs per year.  Also, Hartford Fire in CT has quite a few now, and they seem to hold up.  HFD has had a good amount of work lately.  I know Houston TX has Ferrara aerials, not sure what other large departments.  Anyway, it will be interesting to see how it works out for FDNY.

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 11:53:14 AM »
Just had a thought . . . Ferrara built the new satellite units, too . . . on MACK MR chassis.  Wouldn't that be a kick in the head?  :-* :o :-*

I've never seen a crew-cab MR, though . . .
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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 05:43:50 PM »
I would bet on the SHD100.  I would be surprised if New York bought anything with less than 1000# tip capacity and the other two are only 500# and 750# respectively.  I'm sure there are situations where the 1500# capacity would be useful.  In addition you can get a waterway with 1500gpm which would be a good match up for the new pumpers

Here are the specs for the SHD100:

http://www.ferrarafire.com/Apparatus/Aerials/SHD100/SHD100.html

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Re: 100' Rear Mount Aerials
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 08:27:07 PM »
Having some knowledge of FDNY aerials i don't think the bids are for the heavy duty shd100 the present FDNY ladders are all medium duty seagrave ladders, we had 4 heavy duty 110' ladders in the 1990's and they are long gone. Maybe someone can research or find the actual bid and contract and put it on this site. The ladders now are much better than our old cable and drum seagraves that had to lay in or lean on a building. We usually dont flow water from aerials due to the abundance of tower ladders in FDNY and we have not had prepiped waterways on aerials in a long time. We use ladder pipe infrequently and it has to be attached to aerial and is limited in use. It will be interesting to see designs of ferrera for FDNY.
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