Truck 105 is the latest tiller to arrive in the county! As this model is the first of my rigs to incorporate functional compartments, there are several improvements that I could make including the removal of the gaps between the tiles that make up the frame of the rollups. Version 1.5 is coming soon!
About this creation
Functional compartments offer plenty of storage space for both rescue equipment and truck company operations. As Los Angelego County does not run fully staffed Heavy Rescue or Hazmat teams, the truck company carries most of the necessary equipment for any situation.
The compartment directly behind the cab stores the Holmatro extraction tools and spill cleanup equipment.
The driver’s side of the apparatus carries technical rescue gear including cribbing and stabilization, high angle, low angle, confined space rescue equipment.
The tiller man can access the cab via the steps.
The ground ladders are stored internally to protect against weather.
Truck 105 is built on a dual-axle chassis to improve braking distance of this massive rig.
The officer’s side of the apparatus carries equipment for structure fires including ventilation tools, forcible entry tools, etc.
The ladder can reach 107 feet in the air and can support 750 lbs at full extension!
The ladder can also be setup for below grade rescue situations.
LAcoFD Station 105 houses Truck 105 (rear), Engine 105 (middle), and Battalion 1 (front).
Los Angelego County Fire Department has taken delivery of this 2018 dual axle Pierce Arrow XT 107’ Ascendant tiller! This rig will be assigned to Station 105 where it will be housed alongside Engine 105 and Battalion 1. Although Truck 105 comes in at 56 ft in length, the apparatus can maneuver much easier than a rear-mount or mid-mount aerial thanks to the steering 5th wheel.
Truck 105 Technical Specs:
2018 Pierce Arrow XT 107' Ascendant with 750 lb tipload
TAK-4 independent front suspension
470-hp Detroit Diesel engine
Code 3 lighting
Federal Signal Q2B siren
Motorola Spectra siren
Grover air horns
276 ft of ground ladders
Holmatro Extraction Equipment
Onan 20 kW on-board generator
Designed to be a straight truck, this vehicle carries no water or hose. However, the main ladder contains a 1500 gpm monitor to help with master stream operations. An engine company is required to supply the pipe.
The officer's side was structured to carry truck company equipment, while the driver’s side was designed to store rescue tools.
Listed are some of the major tools carried by Truck 105:
In addition, the apparatus carries 276 ft. of ground ladders. The complement consists of extension ladders, wall ladders, and roof ladders. The extension ladder complement consists of two 35 ft. ladders, one 14 ft. ladder, one 12 ft ladder, and one collapsible 10 ft. ladder. The wall ladder complement includes two 24 ft. ladders, two 20 ft. ladders, and two 16 ft. ladders. The roof ladder complement has one 20 ft. ladder, one 16 ft. ladder, and two 12 ft. ladders.
David H for the functional compartments
Paulo R for the turntable design and cord reel
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