The all new Ladder/Quint 7 is just about ready to be put into service. Here are some photos.
2009 Pierce Velocity 75’ Heavy Duty Ladder

TAK-4 Independent Front Suspension
Hendrickson Air Ride Rear Suspension
Side Roll Protection
Frontal Air Bags
6-Man cab with two EMS compartments
5 Hands-Free SCBA Brackets
Cummins ISM 500 hp engine
Hale 1500 gpm QMAX pump
480 gallon water tank/20 gallon foam cell
On-Scene LED compartment lighting
Intec Backup Camera System
10 kW Harrison hydraulic generator
FRC 120V lights
Aerial Remote Tip Controls
Aerial Collision Avoidance System
Pinless Semi Retractable Waterway Locking System
Whelen LED lighting package
Pierce paint and graphics

Dan Spearin forwarded me this photo one of his coworkers took last week of the new ladder 7. The truck should be in service soon. I must say that that truck looks pretty damn good.

Ladder 13 is reportedly ready to begin once the funds are allocated. The truck will be basically the same as Ladder 7 but have a 105′ ladder on top and be a little longer.


Ladder 7 is in production at the Pierce plant. This 75′ rear mount, tandem rear end unit will be  utilized as a quint and take the place of Ladder 7 which is currently a similar setup with single rear end and only 10 years old.