Raleigh Adds Third Tiller

The Raleigh Fire Department placed their third tiller in service today. Ladder 8 at Station 26 has received a 2010 Pierce Arrow XT tractor-drawn aerial ladder, 1500/300/100-foot. 

Formerly Ladder 4 at Station 1, it has replaced a 2006 Pierce Arrow XT rear-mounted aerial ladder, 1500/300/105-foot. 

This is the city’s third tiller, joining Ladder 4 (2017 Pierce) and Ladder 9 (2015 Pierce). All three are equipped with 1500 GPM pumps, 300 gallon tanks, and 100-foot ladders.

Raleigh’s the first city in the Carolinas to operate three tillers. In North Carolina, tractor-drawn aerials include:

  • Cornelius-Lemley (Mecklenburg County) – Seagrave
  • High Point – Pierce
  • Raleigh – Pierce x 3
  • Wilmington – Pierce
  • Winston-Salem – KME (in production)

Thinking there’s one or two others. Readers?

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Lee Wilson photo

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