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I know a few guys with open cab pumpers but to me it always made the most sense to have an open cab ladder truck so you have slightly more swing for the ladder, granted at an angle you’ll almost never use but the point is it allows more versatility for the ladder.

So that being said were any open cab CF aerial or ladder trucks ever made because I can’t find any info on them.

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from my understanding talking with new york city firefighters the open cab design was not for ladder swing, but rather for visibility in spotting the truck at fire scenes for best ladder use. 

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Point being an open cab is much more useful on a ladder truck than a regular pumper, yet all the open cab CFs I can find are pumpers. I’m just curious if any open cab CF ladder trucks were made or if the only open cab CFs were pumpers. I’m especially more interested in the tiller trucks because dad is starting to look at open cab tillers...

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that is sad

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1 hour ago, 1958 F.W.D. said:

That it has a Detroit.

Careful Yardo!  Don't jinx yourself.

Hmmm....  then again maybe you are ready to swap out the DD for a Mack?

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I would like to confirm the idea that they’re all wearing hearing aids, everyone I know who’s ridden on either of our Macks for more than 10 minutes have hearing aids or they certainly need them...

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                     VaPatentman:  That's the way it was when I started my career but we were a little more advanced, we at least had all purpose masks. Rode and drove the "L" and "B" models.  

                    So far, the hearing is still good.

 

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On 7/30/2019 at 3:39 PM, GA_Dave said:

I'm not sure which one 1958 F.W.D. missed, but there were 13 open cab CF pumpers and one aerial.  Here is the list:

I'm not as good as I once was, but I am good once as I ever was. 

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