This showed up almost directly in front of my house today.
(Please disregard the dandelions.)
As I sat in my office toiling away on my next Curbside Classic masterpiece about a Toyota or perhaps a Nissan, I heard the familiar sound of a large diesel engine and immense weight which I normally associate with trash pickup day.
But Saturday isn’t trash pickup day.
I peered through the blinds to find this pale yellow behemoth stopped out front and noticed that I hadn’t noticed any sirens.
Truth in advertising is not dead because the nice young men who arrived with the truck were, in fact, checking and/or installing smoke detectors. I informed them that mine work fine as they helpfully indicate most instances in which I operate the stove.
They had no objection to my snapping a few quick pictures of their rig, and here we are. This one appears to have ample, uh, knobs and buttons and such. Yes.
I believe the gentleman told me this boom has a 90 foot reach though it would be more fun if it were the 500 my mind briefly imagined.
Though it has since started raining lightly, it’s still a nice day here in SpringVegas, and I thank the kind sirs at the SpringVegas Fire Department for granting my request for some photos.