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Frankfurt Ladder Ecoliner
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No: 1175   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: Germany
Frankfurt Ladder Ecoliner

On a Mercedes Benz Ecoliner chassis, Magirus built a 30 metre ladder (DLK-23-12). This is the reserve ladder. The ladder from this fire station 40 was in the workshop.
Picture added on 08 August 2006
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Feuerwehr Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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The standard Ecoliner two axle chassis topped out at 13 tonnes GVW. Adding a trailing steering axle increased the GVW to accommodate the tower ladder - and provided for much enhanced maneuverability, thanks also to the very short wheelbase too.

In some ways, this mirrors the UK fire appliance builders who hung a dead trailing axle behind 4X4 Land- and Range-Rovers. These also improved their payload, but they did not of course do anything to improve their turning radius...

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 August 2017.
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