Seagrave is featuring its new Apollo II 105-foot Rear-Mount Platform at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis April 7-12.
“Our Apollo II is a four-section, 105-foot all steel I-beam constructed ladder mounted on a standard rear mounted straight aerial ladder chassis, which provides a shorter wheelbase and overall length for easy maneuverability in tight turning radius conditions” said Seagrave Chairman and CEO, A. Joseph Neiner.
The first Apollo II was built for the City of Bridgeton Fire Department in New Jersey. Bridgeton has the largest historic district in New Jersey with many turn of the century structures with narrow, historic streets.
“We looked at the conceptual drawings and knew that this truck would provide everything we wanted on our new Tower Ladder,” said Fire Chief David E. Schoch, Jr. “Working from the ground up with all the folks at Seagrave and having input into the design of the tower was fantastic.”
“The Apollo II is a high quality, nimble ladder truck for communities with multi-story buildings and challenging road curves,” Neiner added.
Seagrave was founded in 1881 and is the oldest manufacturer of fire apparatus in North America. Product brand names include Marauder II, Attacker HD, Meanstick, Force, Apollo II, Aerialscope II and Optimum.