Cavette, Chris
June 2005
Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p84
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The article states that quints provide the capabilities of both pumpers and aerials in fire department vehicles. The quint configuration carries 85 feet of ground ladders in enclosed compartments on the right-hand side, with full-depth compartments on the left-hand side. A full-truck version can carry 115 feet of ground ladders. Meade County Fire Rescue in Brandenburg, Kentucky, runs a Seagrave Meanstick 75- foot quint with a 192-inch wheel-base for excellent maneuverability. The Meanstick can be specified with one of the shortest wheel-bases of any quint, which makes it popular for use in congested areas and on narrow city streets.


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