Hello, I'm a member of our spec committee for our new platform aerial ladder. Most of the time we will be running as a true ladder company. Although, occasionally we will have to provide suppression coverage. Therefore, we will need a pump on our truck. We would like to have a roll up door covering the pump panel to protect it and to let us feel like a true ladder company once in a while. Is there anyone out there with this type of door covering the panel? If so, who makes it and do you like the concept? Thanks!
The City of Fairbanks has that type of roll up door on their platform they spec'd from ALF and all their newer ALF apparatus. Not sure who the door manufacture is but leave that up to the apparatus manufacturer in the bid because they will build the compartment for the door to fit in.The compartments will sit higher for obvious reasons on mid mount pumps. It is all going to depend on where you want the panel mounted, who is going to bid on your specs and who you go with ...I'm sure you know that. Make sure you specify you want a roll up over the panels and be clear that you want the door to extend above the guages when it is full open. If you look at the pictures below it should give you a good idea on what it will look like on this type of panel. I can get some more pics if you want but these are the only two I have right now. Our pump panel on or truck ok it's a quint here at work is uncovered and it looks like crap. Hopefully if they do a refurb they will put roll ups on all the compartments and the panel too.
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