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AEC Orbitor Hydraulic Platform
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No: 39047   Contributor: Murray Armstrong   Year: 2015   Manufacturer: AEC   Country: Ireland
AEC Orbitor Hydraulic Platform

Northern Ireland Fire Brigade (ex Belfast Fire Brigade). Picture taken in the yard of Central Fire Station, Belfast (Chichester St) 1983 - visit by Fire Authority members. Appliance was stationed in Knock Fire Station on the Newtownards Road, Belfast.
Picture added on 18 September 2015 at 12:08
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I remember going to entrap Gire Station during the 70's and 80's to Fire displays which where brilliant. I seen the Dennis. AEG Appliances. I also remember the Fire Appliances coming from Ardoyne Fire Station coming through Clonard area. I was young then , it was great to the big Red Fire Appliances racing to a call with Blues and Twoes on. But Unfortunely times change and the old Appliances replace with new Fire Appliance which are able to much more equipment. I am not a Fire Service Member , I have had great interest in the Fire Service from a young age..

Added by Sean Fusco. on 29 July 2016.
see also picture #10577 for Wibe Orbitor. From memory Wibe was a Finnish firm that tried to compete in this country with Simon Snorkel of Dudley but never made many inroads. Bootle had a 65' Orbitor. There were some 50 foot examples as well on PHPs eg Bradford.

Added by Peter Williams on 16 August 2016.
Wibe was Swedish not Finnish according to Romar website. My mistake. The Bradford TKML/Wibe 72' Orbitor KKY 999G survives in a transport museum in Keighly, Yorkshire, and there is a photo on their website. The appliance on this page eded up in Kildare after Belfast.

Added by Petros on 04 June 2018.
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