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Pierce fire trucks recalled after wheel falls off Portland ladder truck


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Associated Press / November 3, 2014

Oshkosh subsidiary Pierce Manufacturing is recalling 135 fire trucks in the U.S. because a suspension part can fail and cause a wheel to fall off.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall covers Pierce Arrow fire trucks from the 2010 and 2011 model years. The trucks have TAK-4 front suspensions and were built from Nov. 18, 2009, through May 11, 2011.

The agency began investigating the trucks in March after getting reports of a wheel falling off two aerial ladder trucks that were responding to emergency calls in Portland, Oregon, and Edmond, Oklahoma.

The Wisconsin-based company also told the agency of another case in Milwaukee.

Pierce will inspect the lower control arms on the trucks and replace any that are defective.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/02/enroute_to_house_fire_in_south.html

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Add Wilmington, Delaware to the wheel falling off list, last week.

There is nothing wrong with Piece fire apparatus. This is all your imagination. Move along, nothing to see here. The Men In Black from Appleton will be along shortly to neuralize you.

Those who are in the Fire Service and do not drink the Appleton Flavored Kool Aid will laugh at this. Those that drink the Kool Aid will immediately brand me as a bastardous prick, place a contract on my life, and will accuse the departments of having lack of proper and adequate preventive maintenance.

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TWO STROKES ARE FOR GARDEN TOOLS

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