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We have been using the triple layer load for about ten years now. Our newest apparatus is Pierce with the PUC design. This design makes your crosslays lower and the 2 1/2" is above the 1 3/4" slots. The problem we are having is that the hose must come out the direction it is intended to. I for one do not see this as a big deal, but others want to be able to pull the hose from the back side of the crosslay if needed. This is not an option with the triple layer load due to it hanging up and wedging. Has anyone encountered this? Is it that big of a deal to stretch the 2nd line around the truck? What solutions or advice do you have?

Randy Childs

Jacksonville Fire Dept

Jacksonville, AL

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Chief, not sure if you guys run ONLY with the triple layer, but if you can, maybe make one of the 1 3/4 crosslays a flat load... that should b able to come off either direction. We run our engine that way (one triple, one flat) at our station, not because of the issue you have, but so that we have options on the best line to pull when arriving on scene. Sometimes the triple layer is the easiest and fastest, and sometimes the flat is our line of choice... We do have a PUC at one of our stations, and im gonna check out how they are set up.

Stay safe.

Thanks for the suggestion brother. I would be interested in knowing how you guys have the PUC configured.

Shawn Ravish said:

Chief, not sure if you guys run ONLY with the triple layer, but if you can, maybe make one of the 1 3/4 crosslays a flat load... that should b able to come off either direction. We run our engine that way (one triple, one flat) at our station, not because of the issue you have, but so that we have options on the best line to pull when arriving on scene. Sometimes the triple layer is the easiest and fastest, and sometimes the flat is our line of choice... We do have a PUC at one of our stations, and im gonna check out how they are set up.

Stay safe.

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