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Len90

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When L84 was a TL, the entire southern half of SI were TLs (76, 87, 84, 85) with the exception of 82 which is a RM. I wonder if the move to make 84 a RM had something to do with that, add another RM to the south shore? Think TL84 was at 9/11 then they switched some time after?
Jogging my memory so some things might not be 100% correct on this:
TL84 became L84 around 2005. TL84s last truck was a 2003 Seagrave Arielscope 75' and went to TL85. TL85 known as Monster Truck as they are the 95' tower on Staten Island were for a time period downsized to a 75' ladder because their 2002 95' had a lot of issues with the chassis placing them in 1994 75' spares for prolonged periods of time. At that time I don't think the department really had any 95' spares. The 95' arielscope ultimately became BOT but later would serve at ladder 12 in Manhattan sometime in 2008/9 after their 1999 95' got damaged somehow. Ladder 84 received a 2001 Seagrave 100' rearmount in 2005 which was ex-BOT which they ran until 2012 when they got their current rig: 2012 Ferrara 100' rearmount. Ladder 85 ran Ladder 84's 2003 75' arielscope until it was replaced in 2014 by a 2014 75' Arielscope which was immediately replaced by a 2014 Seagrave 95' arielscope once again bearing the Monster Truck titles and is once again the only 95' arielscope on Staten Island.

I believe TL85 was at 9/11 operating with their 1991 Mack 95'. I still remember that truck and is still one of my all time favorite looking rigs.
 

FraRoma

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Hi, I’m new, I’m from Italy. A quick question for you. Where can I find the FDNY bid? Have you got a link? Thank you guys!
 

columbusfire

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Some interesting tillers that my Dept. had back in the 80's, besides Seagrave, were open cab Mack tractors with 100 ft. Thibault aerial ladders. I am sure that they were steel ladders and that they were a Canadian company. We had several of these. They had the familiar ''gullwing'' outriggers just like the Aerialscope tower ladders. Folded up and deployed straight down near the turntable. BTW, Seagrave was originally located in Columbus, Ohio.
 
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