04/12/08 32 W, 1 I - + 15 - 9 Mystery Truck

Here's a three-axle telesquirt that's sitting off Farm Well Road, off Knightdale Boulevard at Old Milburnie Road. Lime yellow. Looks like a Kenworth. Winston-Salem?

It looks very very much like a Winston Salem aerial. I bet I have pictures of it from the 90’s. I probably posted it when I was doing the yellow colored apparatus thing a year or two ago on the flicker site.
lee - 04/12/08 - 21:16

We have a winner! http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/2..
Legeros - 04/12/08 - 21:44

So its old Aerial-3, or possibly Aerial-1? Both 1984/5 Kenworth Grumman 75’ aerials.
lee - 04/13/08 - 00:18

We had one of these at Anne Arundel County FD #11. It started out as a Ranger/Pemfab, but when Ranger shut down E-One finished it. I was amazed at how useless the truck was- not a real aerial device; too big for a pumper. They only kept it about three-four years and got rid of it.
DJ (Email) - 04/13/08 - 08:55

It is a former Winston Truck. It is owned by Grady Poole, of Pooles Well Drilling. My stepdad works with him, and brought it home about a month and a half ago. It was purchased for 5 grand, at a government sale. He intends to use it as a service truck, meaning a truck to haul water, pipe, and tools to the jobsite. He first wanted to take the ladder of of it so he could stack the pipe up there, dont know now. I talked him out of that for now I guess, we’ve been playing with it every now and then. Runs well, ladder operates, but we havent tested the pump yet, although service records indicate it passed last year. It’s been offered for us to use for training at KPS while they decide what to do with it.
I intend to use it at an upcoming hose, streams, and appliances course, packing it with spare hose, keeping our equipment in service.
JBoggs (Email) - 04/15/08 - 17:04

Show me a pic of the drivers side, If it has a after-market diamond plate bx on its lft side(like a high-side compartment) then it is old Aerial 2 from station #5 on Palmer Rd. I road it for three years until the arrival of our new sutphen 70ft paltform. great truck back then seen alot of work but wouldn’t trust the ladder until tested. the twin to it was a piece, and was just sold recently, it sat on the side of I-40 in guilford county 4-sale for a while
Clay Simmons - 04/20/08 - 20:46

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