mmm my understanding is that the new aerials were supposed to be easier to manoeuvre downtown in tighter quarters. The Towers have been moved into spares because they are so heavy, and take such a beating, which is why T114 is always out of service.
I was told (not sure if this still applies) that the towers would be placed into the category of specialty required truck, like the haz support unit. It would be called into service if it was actually required, again, due to the amount of strain on the truck just running regular old calls.
Pretty sure in every other command they are sticking to the quints, seeing as Toronto just got a few new quints from smeal.
but then again, I could totally be all wrong *shrugs*
My understanding is that when the towers come to the end of their lifetime they will probably not be replaced with brontos again. This can change though.
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