Tower Ladder 43

Tower Ladder 43 is a 2011 Seagrave 75′ Aerialscope utilizing the 1971 Baker Aerialscope boom from our original tower ladder.
2011 Seagrave / 1971 Baker Aerialscope

2011 Seagrave / 1971 Baker Aerialscope

  • Cummins ISL425 Diesel engine
  • Allison 5 speed transmission
  • Harrison 10KW hydraulic generator
  • 1000 Lb bucket capacity
  • 4000 Lb hoist capacity from the first boom section
  • Remote control master stream monitor
  • 42′ overall vehicle length

 The Seagrave replaces (most of) our original Mack / Baker aerialscope:

Tower Ladder 43 1971 Aerialscope 640 x 427

(Retired July 18, 2010)

Tower Ladder 43 was a 1971 Mack 75′ Baker Aerialscope, which was the second one ever used in New England and the first in Connecticut. Some of the main features of this truck were:

  • Mack E6-237 engine
  • Mack 5 speed manual transmission
  • 218″ wheelbase
  • Custom aluminum ground plates
  • Stang brand deck gun
  • 7.5kw diesel generator
  • Super Vac 20″ PPV
  • 1000 lb bucket capacity at full horizontal extension (while flowing 1000 GPM through the monitor)
  • Full boom control from the bucket

A major overhaul was done in 1998 to modernize many of the truck’s features.  The truck is being replaced by Seagrave Fire Apparatus. News on the replacement can be found here.