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ISBN: 1583881646

Cherry pickers were a good way for firefighters to get to places that traditional aerial ladders weren't able to reach. This led to the revolutionary Elevating Platform, or "Snorkel," as it was called by many. This book is a concise history of each firm that built elevated platforms, along with a photographic timeline of the various rigs that they were built on. Features such companies as: Pitman Snorkel, American LaFrance Aero-Chief, Hi-Ranger, Calavar, and Bronto Skylifts. Also covers a few remaining companies that each built only a small number of elevating platforms. Documents their beginnings in 1958 up to the impressive articulating platforms of today.

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