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Bayonne Tower Ladder 2, Old & New

By JOHN MALECKY, Senior Columnist | July 22, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 072220101

OLD & NEW

By John M. Malecky September, 2020

Bayonne’s Tower Ladder 2, a 2020 Pierce Ascendant 100-foot mid-mount platform recently placed in service sits next to the former truck, a 1999 Seagrave/Aerialscope 95-foot platform. Truck 2, its former designation, has had platformed apparatus for the last 53 years. The original platform was a 1967, 75-foot FWD/Pitman Snorkel, followed in 1979 by a Mack 75-foot Aerialscope. In 1989, a new Mack 75-foot Aerialscope was ordered to replace the 1979, and in 1999 a Seagrave 95-foot Aerialscope replaced the 1989 unit. A few years ago the company designation became Tower Ladder 2.

PHOTO BY JOHN M. MALECKY

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