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Ashford Iveco TL in Action
Fire Engine Photos
No: 37353   Contributor: Chris Stone   Year: 2014   Manufacturer: Iveco   Country: United Kingdom
Ashford Iveco TL in Action

Kent Fire & Rescue Service Iveco-Magirus 150E27/GB Fire/Magirus DLK23-12cc P685MKJ (189)of Ashford Fire Station, seen damping down at the empty Prince Albert pub in Ashford, after an early morning fire on 18 March 2014
Picture added on 16 May 2014 at 11:16
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Never a pretty sight, these custom low-profile Iveco-Magirus ladders did achieve a remarkably low overall height. They were originally developed for old German cities with medieval archways and similar obstacles to overcome. The number which were exported was rather limited, and I believe only a handful were sent to the UK.

The later version was much better looking, and equally popular. For some reason, Berlin - which had numerous low profile cab ladders - turned this version down in favor of a Magirus design incorporating a much modified "Club of Four" cab, which was also used by DAF, Renault and Volvo as well as Iveco. One of these from the Berlin fire museum is illustrated on this site, as are a few examples of the later custom version.

Added by Rob Johnson on 23 June 2014.
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