New FDNY Tillers

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Ok, I will take a shot at it...

L52. Lots of narrow streets up there in Fieldston.
One to either L27, 37, or 38. Some tight corners in Tremont, Bedford Park/Norwood, and/or Belmont (resp.) And it could easily feed up to either Riverdale (52) or Wakefield (39) on relocation.
And maybe L29 or 49. Mott Haven and Highbridge still primarily 19th Century street grids. And access to the bridges to other boroughs.
I'm not aware of complaints from any of these companies about their rear mount manueverability. But if this discussion is about tiller's trending, why not these units?

Let the pissin' contest begin...
I have 0 knowledge of their first due’s but funny you mention 38 & 49 didn’t they both have those massive Seagrave RMs in the early 90’s?
 
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43 Truck ( El Barrios Bravest ) had a Tiller in the 70'S 80'S Also Up on the 111th street with Engine 91 and the Disbanded 25 Battalion. It was an ALF . They switched when they moved to the new Quarters in 1972 on Third Avenue. So that quarters can accommodate one also.
 
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That would have been my question I was thinking of 56 & 59 getting tillers but I was told there was structural concern as far as 59 is concerned
 
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I agree 38 truck should have one as 130 in college point because both trucks are on narrow streets and I would add 78 & 84 trucks in staten island
 
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Also from the staten island centennial book done in 2005 mentions ladder 82 having the last tiller on staten island
 
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L82 can benefit too as they have very tight streets in Great Kills. Some are surprising to even be 2-way streets. As for L84, they have pretty wide streets in most of their area. Newer-developed south shore is the reason. And by new I mean last 40-50 years.
 
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ok didn't know that about the streets in great kills I figured those streets like forest green , Dover green in that area would pose a problem
 
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"ALL" FDNY LADs were Tillers up into the mid Sixties when LAD*1 got the first TL ...then in 1969 27-2 got the 1st Seagrave RM & TCU*732 got the 1st ALF RM then after 1970 Seagrave RMs arrived in quantity as did Mack TLs replacing Tillers.
 
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Also from the staten island centennial book done in 2005 mentions ladder 82 having the last tiller on staten island
Perhaps you're right. I was told it was Ladder 83.
Maybe someone who knows for a fact which it was will post.
 
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I have a copy of the staten island centennial book. The pages in the book are not numbered though
 
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