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Odawara FD Morita Turntable ladder
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No: 13379   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Morita   Country: Japan
Odawara FD Morita Turntable ladder

ODAWARA FIRE DEPARTMENT
TTL MORITA SUPER GYRO

ODAWARA IS A CITY LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA NEAR MOUNT FUJI
Picture added on 20 December 2008
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Gee - that looks like your basic "Cherry Picker" crane - 4x4 balloon-tire chassis, with the 4-man cab hung on, in front.

Given the limited suspension travel (if any) in those wheel arches, the short wheel-base on those bouncy balloon tires and that terrific overhang - the crew up forward must have quite an interesting ride, at any kind of speed.

Obviously thought up for densely-populated, multi-storey units located on steep grades, in the mountainous terrain.

Don't think it does much racing along an Interstate Highway/ Motorway !

Thanks, Jacques, for showing us another uniquely interesting rig.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 20 December 2008.
Toy Company Takara Tomy had produced a model based on this appliances.

Added by Bomba Boy on 22 December 2008.
Btw; is that the bucket (basket for end of aerial) stowed amidships, between
the front and rear wheels, aft of the engine comp't - and, if so, how do you hook it on - lift it out, by man-power ?



regards, from canada,
pat_r-b

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 24 December 2008.
Now this vehicel in sri lanka

Added by Sugath on 25 February 2016.
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