When your department is investing in an
Aerial unit, getting exactly what you want and need is a definite
priority. A custom-built Aerial from Alexis Fire Equipment
insures that your truck is constructed according to the highest
quality standards and designed by our innovative engineering
department specifically for you.
Platform or Stick? Before deciding, consider first any restrictions
your department might have and also focus on the truck's primary
usage. Aerial platforms provide a versatile work position
for both rescue and firefighting. They come in lengths from
70 to 105 feet for telescoping boom platforms, and 91 to 174
feet for articulating/telescoping boom platforms. Platform
weight capacities range from 750 to over 1,250 pounds, with
an average of about 1,000 pounds.
Aerial Platforms are useful
for rescue situations when there are a greater number of people
to be evacuated at one time than can be handled safely on
a ladder, or when the people have restricted mobility. Platforms
also are useful for firefighting duties when more than one
master stream is needed, or when heavy or bulky equipment
must be transported to an upper portion of a structure. Articulating
boom platforms are useful when the boom must reach up and
over obstacles. When compared to aerial ladders, platforms
provide a larger working area and generally have greater weight
capacity. Many platforms also can be angled to either side
of the boom, which allows them to fit flush against the face
of the building for safer access.
Aerial Stick Ladders come
in lengths from 50 to 125 feet and ladder tip ratings from
250 to 1,500 pounds, with an average of about 500 pounds.
Aerial ladders are useful for rescue situations when there
are a limited number of people to be evacuated at one time,
and when the people are able to climb down a ladder. Ladders
are also useful for firefighting situations when a single
elevated master stream is needed or when a continuous means
of access is required for firefighters to reach an upper portion
of a structure.
Our team of experienced
factory-direct sales professionals can assist your department
with building your ideal truck and offer years of industry
knowledge with unsurpassed customer service. Whether you're
in the market for a Platform Aerial or a Stick Aerial, a Custom
Cab or a Commercial Cab, we can build you a top-notch machine
you'll be proud to put your name on the side.
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