07/21/10 125 W, 1 I - + 8 - 2 Raleigh Receives New Tiller

Thirty-eight tons of prime Pierce rolled into Raleigh this morning with the delivery just before noon of a 2010 Pierce Arrow XT tractor-drawn tiller, 10001500/300/100'. The long-awaited ladder truck is the replacement for the 2004 Pierce Arrow XT tiller that overturned while responding to a call on July 10, 2009. The new truck is about identical to the old one, but with some differences here and there. In appearance, one noticable change is red roll-up doors this time around. It'll be placed in service in a couple months as Ladder 4 at Station 1. It's also one of only a couple tillers to be found statewide. Lee Wilson took this photo today, and has posted others. Click to enlarge:

Lee Wilson photo

The long wait is over! Awesome ride, enjoy it brothers! Be safe Jason
Jason Lane - 07/21/10 - 23:55


Lee’s Flickr post list tiller as 1500, 310, 100
“Things different with this tiller – white reflective stripe has the Z, rear chevrons, gold lettering on ladder w/ red background, 2 tillerman’s LED centering devices on top of the cab (instead of 1), 2 angled siren speakers underneath the front bumper, red roll-up compartment doors, red light bar on top of cab, ... Its 62.6 long, 11.3 tall, weighs 76,600 lbs, 1500 GPM, 310 gallon tank, 100’ ladder. “
stretch - 07/22/10 - 06:13

At 1500gpm does that 10 gallon discrepancy really matter? :)
Paul - 07/22/10 - 08:17

Just curious, how was it delivered? Was it driven from the factory? Or delivered by train, truck, air drop, or beam-me-up-Scotty?
rfburns - 07/22/10 - 09:16

Driven from factory in Wisconsin. One driver, rear steering locked. Truck deliveries are still done, how ‘about train? Raleigh’s 1958 Amerian LaFrance tiller was delivered on a railroad car, along with other apparatus of that era.
Legeros - 07/22/10 - 09:28

The USS Raleigh is back.
jetexas - 07/22/10 - 10:38

great looking Rig! possibly the best looking ladder truck in the Triangle!
charlie - 07/22/10 - 11:41

Why would it take 2 months to get it in service? Awesome looking rig!!
Robert (Email) - 07/22/10 - 20:36

lee - 07/22/10 - 22:05

Are tryouts going to be held for LTs on this rig?
Curious - 07/22/10 - 22:38

hope this time we can get a full service life out of this rig (> 5 years) and let the taxpayers get there money worth out of it…and I do hope the training is more effective this time!
hopeful - 07/23/10 - 11:52

I’m pretty sure the LT positions have been chosen for a while and are already in place with no changes for now.

Training starts next week on the tiller. It will be a few to several months before it goes in service. I don’t know when. Should be safe to say it’ll be this Fall.
lee - 07/23/10 - 16:39

when is the tiller going into service. this is november and it still isn’t in service yet.
charlie - 11/22/10 - 02:29

I believe training has been completed, and it is going in service today. But watch the blog and we’ll document when it happens!
Legeros - 11/22/10 - 08:33

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