I am indebted to officials in
Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service for giving permission for me to take
photographs for this website of a Magirus Turntable Ladder that was demonstrated
at the Service Training Centre in early July 2012.
This particular model is the M 32 L-AS and weighs in at around 15 tonnes. I have tried to incorporate some of its many features into the pictures below, all of which were taken 4 July.
When used in a confined space, the jack will automatically stop before hitting the obstruction.
The ladder itself can be tilted safely for extra manoeuverability.
This is a 3 person cage with the monitor fitted. The appliance could carry a 4 person cage.
A positive pressure fan can be fitted.
A stretcher table can also be fitted.
The appliance can be succesfully utilised on a slope and with limited room for the jacks.
In this case the jacks drop down vertically to the groumd. Whatever positon the jacks are in, however, all 6 wheels remain on the ground at all times.
The ground level control panel.
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