Truck 1 is a Pierce tiller ladder. It was inspired by tillers in Eugene, Seattle and Sacramento. It uses lots of SNOT (Studs Not On Top) technques. The design is almost zero-studs. The design is original work.
Compartments hold the rescue equipment.
Tiller ladders can turn around corners more easily than other ladder trucks. The ladder apparatus also rotates.
Ladders stored in compartment.
The ladder can be raised. Stabilizers fold down to keep the rig from tipping.
I am from Columbus, Ohio and we have the Tiller Ladder Truck also and Ladder one here is nicknamed Top Gun. You really did a awesome job on this rig and I love all the detail and compartments you have on Ladder truck.
Awesome!!! I think that Seattle, Portland, and other cities in the Northwest utilize dual-axle tractors because of the mountainous terrain they need to cover, along with a lot of rain that cause roads to become slick. More wheels = better braking... Please correct me if I'm wrong...
Quoting Chris Sullivan-Irwin
when i first saw this i thought of Seattle since there the only place i know that has a tiller with that fifth wheel set on the tractor. You did a great job capturing the look man! and welcome back!
Thanks! That was the inspiration rig. There's also a tandem axle tiller in Eugene and Sacramento. Any experts know why the extra weight?