Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is getting back their 1937 American LaFrance "Tiller" Fire Truck, a vintage fire truck that is originally from the city's fire department

The Tiller truck has an 85-foot extension ladder used to fight fires in tall buildings and with rescues from high spots. The truck is built like a tractor-trailer and incorporates a "Tiller wheel," its namesake, which controls the rear wheels to easily maneuver through narrow city streets. In 1976, the truck was retired and sold at an auction to a private collector of historic vehicles. An anonymous donor bought the vehicle in October.

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