HD-77



Fire departments looking to maximize total vehicle performance will be impressed with the flexibility of Ferrara's 77' heavy duty aerial.  We offer a variety of wheelbase options that allow you to pick the chassis you want and adjust the body to meet your specific needs.

Our chassis options include the Intruder 2, Igniter, and Inferno as well as Spartan and HME.  Within each model are various seating configurations, cab lengths, power trains and options to build your 77'.

Our extruded aluminum body can be supplied with a traditional style aerial body or our EZ Stack design which permits hose bed reloading without the need to move the aerial.  The spacious hosebed easily handles 1,000 feet of 5" LDH hose coupled in 100' lengths.  Body compartment doors can be roll up or plate style.  An optional left rear side hose chute can be plumbed for a pre-connected portable deck gun or blitz line.  Our expansive ladder tunnel can hold quint, aerial ladder, or ISO ladder complements.

The package down below is complemented by a high performance 77' aerial with more side reach than others.  This benefit is derived from an overall longer aerial device when extended.  This feature improves your on scene building access.

Standard Aerial Features

  • The three-section aerial ladder is constructed from 70,000-PSI yield strength steel.
  • 500#  rating at zero degrees full extension while flowing water
  • Rungs are sheathed with heavy-duty, serrated rubber that is bonded and clamped for the ultimate in traction, even in icy conditions.
  • Night and smoke operations are improved with ladder section LED lights for climbing areas.
  • Standard deceleration feature slows the aerial's speed when the approaching full elevation.
  • A heavy-duty replaceable egress section at the end of the aerial allows the most vulnerable part of the ladder to be replaced inexpensively if damage shall occur. The egress is also angled down 11 degrees making it easy to climb off the end of the ladder when necessary. It is painted with high visibility yellow for tip identification. 
  • Rescue eyelets, with a combined 500 pound rating, are located at the end of the fly section.
  • Both sets of rotation bearing bolts can be torqued from the top, saving time and labor during maintenance. 
  • The load sensing system provides load status in real time taking into consideration factors such as ice build up during inclement weather conditions.
  • A standard collision avoidance system limits the movement of the aerial at low angles to prevent accidental damage to the cab or body.
  • A retraction safety system, designed to minimize chances of injury in the event the aerial is moved with an occupant at the tip, is a standard safety feature.
  • The chrome plated steel waterway is more durable than an aluminum waterway which is prone to scouring.  We back this performance with an industry leading 10 year waterway pipe and seal warranty.
  • Waterway is rated at 1250 GPM with the nozzle 90 degrees to the centerline for a total of 180 degrees side sweep.
  • Akron, Elkhart and TFT monitors available
  • Extension tubes, down tubes, inside jack housings and bottom plates are galvanized for longer expected life.
  • High visibility lightweight poly stabilizer pads provide maximum footing and stability.

Aerial Options

  • Positional waterway with electric actuator allows the operator to locate the waterway at the tip or base section without leaving the turntable control console or manually moving a pin. 
  • 110 volt tip receptacle
  • 110 volt quartz lights
  • Tip locator lights
  • Axe bracket at tip
  • Pike pole bracket at tip
  • Three way intercom with option for head set integration
  • Remote control operation for tip nozzle and aerial ladder controls
  • Fly section ladder control station for ladder movements
  • Rope pulley system for rescue work
  • Base section mounting for roof ladders
  • 2 ½" waterway tip discharge
  • Pre-wire for headsets at the turntable
  • Breathing air systems with optional turntable connections
  • Waterway shut off valve to make the rear inlet a discharge
Overall Height 11' 6 ½"  (low profile option 10' 9")
Overall Length 37' 6"
Overall Width 102"    (excluding mirrors and handrails)
Wheelbase 210"
NFPA 1901 Horizontal Reach 70" at 0 degrees
NFPA 1901 Vertical Reach 77' at 72 degrees results in more side reach
Stabilizer Spread 18'
Turning Radius 37.08' bumper swing with 21" extension
  • Standard 20-year structural warranty
  • Standard 10-year waterway warranty, including seals.
  • Standard 20-year internal corrosion warranty