Truck 105 has been updated to this tiller quint configuration to maximize manpower when resources are stretched thin. Having a tiller allows the company to carry all the necessary tools and equipment without overloading the apparatus.
About this creation
Truck 105 is built on a heavy duty Pierce Arrow XT chassis.
The 1500 gpm pump allows the rig to make an initial attack on a fire should it be the first company to arrive on-scene.
The driver’s side of the apparatus carries technical rescue gear including cribbing and stabilization, high angle, low angle, confined space rescue equipment.
All the compartments open on the rig. Unlike the first version of T105, this rig is a quint and has been updated to my latest functional compartments. What a difference a year makes!
Ground ladders and 800’ of 4” LDH are stored in the rear compartment.
The rig carries a wide variety of ground ladders for use on the fire ground.
The tillerman can access the cab via the steps on the side of the rig. The compartment to the right of said steps contains the tillerman’s gear.
All compartments open on the officer’s side as well. The second compartment is a transverse compartment that stores the Holmatro extraction equipment.
Truck 105 is built on a dual-axle chassis to improve braking distance of this massive rig.
The officer’s side of the apparatus carries equipment for structure fires including ventilation tools, forcible entry tools, etc. The NightScan device on the cab can light up any scene!
The ladder can reach 107 feet in the air and can support 750 lbs at full extension! The ladder can also be setup for below grade rescue situations.
From left to right, Station 105 consists of Engine 105, Truck 105, Battalion 1, Hazardous Materials Squad 105, and Paramedic Squad 105.
Los Angelego County Fire Department operates this 2018 dual axle Pierce Arrow XT 107’ Ascendant tiller as Truck 105! This rig is assigned to Station 105 where it is housed alongside Engine 105, Squad 105, Hazardous Materials Squad 105, and Battalion 1. Although Truck 105 comes in at 56 ft in length, the apparatus can maneuver much easier than a rear-mount or mid-mount aerial thanks to the steering 5th wheel.
Truck 105 Technical Specs:
2018 Pierce Arrow XT 107' Ascendant with 750 lb tipload
TAK-4 independent front suspension
470-hp Detroit Diesel engine
Waterous CMU 1500 gpm two-stage pump
Husky 3 foam system
350 gal water
20 gal Class A foam
40 gal Class B foam
212 feet of wooden ground ladders
800’ of 4” LDH
500’ of 2.5” hose
500’ of 1.75” hose
400’ of 1.5” hose
100’ booster line
Code 3 lighting
Federal Signal Q2B siren
Motorola Spectra siren
Grover air horns
Holmatro Extraction Equipment
Onan 20 kW on-board generator
Designed to be a quint, this vehicle can function independently of an engine company. This gives the department great flexibility when resources are stretched thin during man-made or natural disasters.
The officer’s side was structured to carry truck company equipment, while the driver’s side was designed to store rescue tools.
In addition, the apparatus carries 212 ft. of ground ladders. The complement consists of extension ladders, wall ladders, and roof ladders.
David H for the functional compartments
Paulo R for the turntable design and cord reel
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Quoting Jimmie Martinez
BOAJEWD, Love the color scheme and the graphics are top notch. How are you producing the gold lettering if you don't mind me asking?
This rig was inspired by the CAFS engines that LAcoFD operates. The gold lettering was produced from a Brother P-touch label maker. Takes some skill and time to apply the decals properly, but the final product really looks great haha!