07/10/10 130 W, 2 I - + 5 - 4 Kannapolis Gets Seagrave Ladder

Scroll down to the middle of FireNews and apparatus deliveries are listed, such as this sweet-looking 2010 Seagrave Maurader II 100-foot aerial ladder 2000/460/40 recently delivered to Kannapolis. Some specs are listed, along with a larger version of the below photo. We don't see too many Seagraves around North Carolina, and this one's a beauty. Where else are Seagrave sticks in service around here? Recall late last year that we also researched the history of the Kannapolis Fire Department, in this post and another post.

FireNews photo

Updated with a closer view of the bumper, which is labelled Ladder 14 versus the lately popular Lad14der style a la FDNY, and which the FireNews Editor observes in his posted comment.

Make sure to click on the enlargement, then look at the front bumper.

Look at how much better (and graphically correct) it looks where they have


as opposed to

harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 07/10/10 - 12:19

Updated with bumper pic.
Legeros - 07/10/10 - 12:42

Yeah, “LAD14DER” really screws with my dyslexia… not to mention the apparatus title with an odd number of letters. Oh, the spelling errors then (TRU1UCK, EM12MS, MED51DIC.)
A.C. Rich - 07/10/10 - 17:42

I’ve noticed over the last few years Seagrave is becoming much more popular in the state. Huge fan for Seagrave especially in Aerial Apparatus. I know down around Charlotte many companies are switching to Seagrave(Because they can afford it) but what’s the likely hood of this part of the state phasing in more Seagraves?
PGTruckie (Email) - 07/10/10 - 22:06

I,too, like the “Ladder 14”. Less for my simple mind to sort in the midst of a lot of activity. On another note, I just hope that “Q” on the front bumper does not encounter a deer or road-crossing dog. That happens where I live.
DLH (Email) - 07/11/10 - 19:01

The City of Brevard, NC in Transylvania County, has a 2008 Seagrave Marauder II Force 100’ quint with 1750 pump. That truck was delivered in December of 2008. We also delivered a 2010 Marauder II Pumper 1750gpm/750gwt with rescue body and a 2010 International 7600 500gpm/2500gwt tanker in April of this year.
Thanks for the publicity Mike.
Seagrave trucks are sold based on people owning/riding them and sharing their experience.

Not a multi-million dollar marketing program.

Jay Adams (Email) (Web Site) - 07/12/10 - 15:08

Nice ride…
Silver - 07/12/10 - 21:10

Cary FD has sold its older Seagrave truck company, and their older Seagrave pumper is currently waiting to be sold as well. They seem to be a bit more popular in the western part of the state, while sutphen (outside of Durham County) seems to be gaining popularity in the eastern part of the state.
CFP 7021 - 07/12/10 - 21:33

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