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2009 KME Rear Mount Aerial
This is a 2009 KME 100 foot Rear Mount Aerial Ladder Truck with a Predator Long Four Door cab with a 6 inch raised roof. It has a 20 Kw PTO generator. The ladder has an unrestricted tip load of 500 pounds.
About this creation


The first rear mount aerial ladder trucks in America were built in the 1920s. The rear mount design offered a compact where base that was not much longer than the standard pumpers of the day. However, rear mount ladder trucks of this period could not carry the forest of ground ladders that tractor drawn aerial ladder trucks carried.



American LaFrance and Ahrens Fox experimented with designs for rear mount ladders in the 1930s. However, it was not until the 1960s with the introduction of Seagrave's Rear Admiral ladder trucks that rear mount aerial ladder trucks took hold in the American fire service.



Today the vast majority of aerial ladder trucks in the United States are rear mounts. Some have pumps and carry water. Others, like this one, are straight ladder trucks and carry no pump or water. These trucks often carry significantly more ground ladders than their counterparts with pumps and water.



KME rear mounts like this truck have two down-riggers behind the cab and two outriggers at the rear of the apparatus. The jack spread is 16 feet. The four-section aerial ladder is made of steel tested to 100,000 psi. The aerial ladder has a pre-piped waterway. The ladder has a range of 10 degrees below horizontal to 80 degrees above horizontal. BFD552@Gmail.com




Comments

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  March 26, 2012
I love KME!! This is a great unit!!
  December 12, 2011
Congratulations! This creation has been nominated for the BEST OF 2011 Emergency Bricks Award in the category of "Best Ladder." You can nominate others or comment on this at the Emergency Bricks forums. Voting will being on December 21st and continue through December 31st. Registration is required to vote. Congrats and thank you! http://www.emergencybricks.com/community/
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  December 12, 2011
Awesome work. Another great truck.
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  December 11, 2011
Wow, now this is a nice looking truck. This is probably my favorite truck you have made in a long time. I really like the details you've added on the ladder. No criticism for this one, great job!
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  December 11, 2011
The whole form really looks good and does the build 5 of 5. Also, if you have time, please check this out http://mocpages.com/moc.php/299152
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  December 11, 2011
Impressive!
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  December 10, 2011
Another great job! I love all the detail you put into your trucks, as well as the history.
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  December 9, 2011
one of the best 8-wide ladder truck i have ever seen! Not gonna lie i have been waiting a long time for a modern ladder from you and this definitely went beyond what i would have expected :)
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  December 9, 2011
Absolutely fantastic, you planning on building a pumper to go with this for a scene, it would look great in a Tree/Truck shot with those colors!
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  December 9, 2011
I love it! Nice to see something different from you, maybe a rescue for the next one? I like the colors, just in time for Christmas! And the ladder board is a nice touch!
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  December 9, 2011
Quoting Paulo Rodriguez Yes! You uploaded a ladder truck! I love this truck and I cant believe how much detail you put in to this! sorry to ask, but what are those white little pegs on the side of the truck? lights or something? I also see some modification of parts in the ladder storage, but I really like the way it looks, natural look as I recall you saying once about cutting pieces ;) I do love this, I would love to see try and build a modern arialscope! I know you have one on Brickshelf, but maybe a Seagrave one? -Paulo R.
Thanks. The while pegs are scene lights. http://firematic.com/fireshop/store.cgi?origin=&p_id=FRCFC100M10&xm=on They are similiar to the brow lights that are all the rage now. FYI there is an aerialscope on my workbench along with a bunch of other ladder trucks. I am done with the run of 9 modern pumpers and now its time for ladder trucks.
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  December 9, 2011
awesome!
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  December 9, 2011
Yes! You uploaded a ladder truck! I love this truck and I cant believe how much detail you put in to this! sorry to ask, but what are those white little pegs on the side of the truck? lights or something? I also see some modification of parts in the ladder storage, but I really like the way it looks, natural look as I recall you saying once about cutting pieces ;) I do love this, I would love to see try and build a modern arialscope! I know you have one on Brickshelf, but maybe a Seagrave one? -Paulo R.
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  December 9, 2011
Quoting Lego Riverside FD. Absolutley stunning piece of work, I really like the ladder storage.
Thanks. Three ladders fit in there. A single wall ladder, plus a two section extension ladder and a three section extension ladder. Not quite an NFPA load of ladders, but pretty good for a LEGO truck.
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  December 9, 2011
Absolutley stunning piece of work, I really like the ladder storage.
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  December 9, 2011
Love your truck! I cant click fast enough when I see your new creations pop up!
 
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