Does anyone have any experience working with an aerial ladder with "pods" at the end?
We are looking at replacing our aerial ladder with a 75 foot quint with a straight aerial. The truck must be single axle. We are going to look at a 70 foot aerial made by E-One that has pods at the end of the aerial. This is the first time we have seen a truck like this. The pods are on either side of the aerial and are horizontal when the ladder is bedded. When you raise the ladder the pods swing down and serve as a one firefighter bucket on either side of the aerial. There are controls in one of the pods to operate the ladder and level the pods. The end of the aerial is open. This looks like a good idea.