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Leyland Metz TL ex Northamptonshire
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No: 26661   Contributor: Rick Loudon   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Leyland   Country: United Kingdom
Leyland Metz TL ex Northamptonshire

VV7200 Leyland Metz 104 foot Turntable Ladder ex The Mounts fire station in Northampton taken some years ago in Manchester
Picture added on 27 January 2011 at 16:28
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Thanks for sharing this nice picture. I hope the old girl is still looked after well. Does anyone know where she is now?

Added by Richard Aston on 27 January 2011.
I wonder if they ever used the suction hose in conjunction with the turntable ladder. Northampton does have a river, but it would be quite a trick to get this machine positioned so that it could use the open water and the monitor at the same time.

Added by Rob Johnson on 27 January 2011.
Don't know about the suction hose Rob - but if you look carefully there is what might look like a 'dog basket' on the deck near the suction - I think ? this is a suction basket for an extra heavy unit it is larger than anything I have seen before - in answer to Richard Astons question - as far as I am aware the TL is still in existance and 'looked after' !

Added by Rick Loudon on 28 January 2011.
Also take a look at(picture #17481)of this 1938 Leyland TLM2/Metz 104ft/500gpmP Turntable Ladder.
I think it would have been very unlikely just the pump lifting from open water could have supplied enough water to get a good jet at the monitor when ladder was fully extended on this appliance.
Thanks for sharing this picture with Rick, its real nice.

Added by Pete Matten on 28 January 2011.
i'm led to believe it was originally ordered as a four section 101' ladder - but it was then realised it wouldn't fit in the appliance room so the order was changed to a five section 104' ladder which perversley whilst the housed length is shorter the extended length is longer!

Added by Rick Loudon on 29 January 2011.
Does anyone know where I may be able to get a pair of ladder pawls for one of these?

Added by Mike Cotton on 05 February 2011.
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