AERIAL LADDER PLATFORMS

 

In 1992 Strathclyde purchased itís first Aerial Ladder Platform a Bronto 28-2TI mounted on a Scania P113M-310 which could reach a height of 28 metres. A Bronto is like a Turntable Ladder with a Hydraulic Platform boom on the end of it, when housed the boom is under the ladder with the cage stowed under the ladder at about the middle. 1994 saw a second Bronto being purchased, this one though could reach a height of 32 metres. The third Bronto purchased was also a F32HDT but this time it was on a Volvo FL10 6x4 chassis. The fourth and latest Bronto can reach a height of 32 metres but the model is a 32HDTRL and back on a Scania chassis, this one being a Series 4 type.

 

 

Station Reg. No. Make and Bodybuilder Type Stations it has been at

Disposed

K377MYS

Scania P113M-310/Angloco/Bronto 28-2TI

ALP

A015/A075

Disposed

M58FYS

Scania P113M-320/Angloco/Bronto F32HDT

ALP

A015/C045

Oban

P752TSU

Volvo FL10/Angloco/Bronto F32HDT

ALP

A045/L02E3(Retained)

Johnstone

SA52FKO

Scania 114G-340/Angloco/Bronto 32HDTRL

ALP

A015/S01E3(Retained)

 

Strathclyde's brand new Bronto aerial appliance was used three times in it's first week on the run earlier this year.
The combined telescopic HP/ladder appliance is based on a Scania P113ML 6x4 chassis with a 311 BHP engine and five speed manual gearbox. Called the Bronto F30 HDT, the vehicle has a working height of 30m and an outreach in excess of 18.5 m.
It is based at the brigade's Cowcaddens Fire Station in Glasgow.
(Fire magazine, Scottish Feature, August 1993. Page 14.)

The first two have been disposed of and the P reg and 52 reg were kept as Strategic Reserves when they came off the run after being replaced by Aerial Rescue Pumps. In April 2010 the Fire Board approved their re-location to the Retained Units at Oban and Johnstone.

 

Photos of Aerial Ladder Platforms.

 

 

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