1997 Pierce Dash

Quint 3-9

This 75 foot Pierce heavy duty aerial was delivered in July of 1997.   It's relatively short wheel base allows maneuverability in the many small, narrow streets and driveways of Washington Township.   It is the first aerial for the Township.

 
Adam Alberti photo

 

Pierce Aerial Ladder Specifications

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1997 Pierce Manufacturing

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"Dash" 8 person cab

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Sold by Fire & Safety Services Ltd., Piscataway, NJ

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All Aluminum Cab and Body

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75 foot Heavy Duty Ladder, 500 lb. Tip Weight

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Pinnable Waterway

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Remote Tip Control

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Remote Ladder Control

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Overall Weight approx. 48,000 lb.

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Overall Height 11'7"

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226" Wheelbase, overall length 35'

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Detroit Series 60 470 HP diesel engine

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Allison 5 speed World automatic transmission with retarder

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Racor fuel/water separator/heater

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Wabco Anti-lock brakes

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Waterous 1500 GPM 2 stage pump

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Onan 7.5 KW water-cooled diesel generator

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300 Gallon poly water tank, 20 Gallon foam tank (Class A)

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Kaussmaul electrical load manager

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Cab climate control

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Air supply to tip and operator's console

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Ground ladders: 1- 35', 1- 24', 2- 16', 1- 14' (in aerial fly), 1- 10'

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400' 5" hose (700' capacity)

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2 200' 1-3/4" preconnects, 1 for foam

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Velvac Remote control, heated mirrors

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Rud Rotogrip automatic chains

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Backstop Safety System

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TOTAL COST   $460,000

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Click on an area of the truck below to take a virtual tour of the equipment

hose fittings, nozzles ropes, spare air bottles spare pack, utility ropes Quartz lights portable generator, exhaust fan Crew cab Drivers seat short connector hoses

Officer's seat Crew cab Fire extinguishers hand tools, CO meter, first aid PPV fan, vent saw salvage tarps, haz-mat life belts, small step ladder Forcible entry/ventilation tools

Rear round ladders, pike poles
or Click here for a single page tour

 

Aerial Trading Card (available at the station)

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In 2016, the Township committee, on the recommendation of the fire company, approved funding to refurbish the truck in order to keep it viable for a longer duration. After 19 years, the truck is in good enough condition that with the cost for the upgrades being just a fraction of the cost of a new truck, all were in agreement that the investment was worthwhile. Refurbishment is often a logical step to extending the life cycle of apparatus for an additional 10 to 15 years of front line service.

Click here to view photos of the process at Pierce Manufacturing in Weyauwega, Wisconsin.
 

   

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