12/05/11 75 W, 1 I - + 14 - 3 Pierce Ladder... Headed to China

Here's something you don't see everyday. From a reader at a Pierce plant in Wisconsin, here's an aerial ladder being built for a fire department in China. No idea what the lettering reads. Observe the hard suction included on the apparatus. Here's a press release with more information about sales of both Pierce and Oshkosh apparatus to China. Couple photos in the press release as well. Click to enlarge:

Is the guy next to the ARFF truck you Chinese counterpart/correspondent? Replete with camo Hawaiian shirt and all? Just missing the camera gear.
Duda (Email) - 12/06/11 - 11:29

This is great news. If history holds true, by next Christmas we can expect Chinese knock-off Pierce Aerials to be available on the internet and at your local flea markets. Peerce ladders for everyone (brand misspell intentional to protect the American patent)
Olson - 12/06/11 - 13:01

The side of the ladder reads “Nantong Fire Dept., or at least that is how is was translated for me.
Griggs - 12/06/11 - 13:29

And we already have knock-offs of American fire apparatus models. Need to check my collection on that. I think the Legeros Toy Museum (e.g. Mike’s Man Cave) is all authentic. Maybe I need take and post some pictures as well. Good holiday break activity.
Legeros - 12/06/11 - 13:49

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