In a message dated 06/30/2000 11:29:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< OK, maybe I wasn't clear enough. I don't think it was American
LaFrance's fault. I'm pretty sure they didn't engineer the vehicle. Their
involvement consisted of building the tractor cab & chassis. I really
think that 3D was to blame on this one.
This wasn't meant to fault American LaFrance. What I guess I was trying to
say is, with the vast amount of tractor drawn aerial ladders produced by any
manufacturer in the past 30 years(what's your guess-maybe 10,000) coupled to
computer technology of today, why would anyone make simple mistakes that
could lead to bigger ones. Guess it's the old adage of people not learning
by mistakes---and using tried and proven experience.
Thanks again for the thread. . .and I think that's what this group is all
about. I've really enjoyed this one!