Sunday, May 09, 2010

Cut In Half: Fire Truck

Cool new show on Nat Geo....
We see fire trucks every day, but do we really understand how they work and what's inside? Eric Stromer and his team create a giant band saw using a motorcycle and 100 feet of diamond rope to cut a fire truck in half lengthwise. The systems include a 50-ft hydraulic ladder, a 600-gallon water tank and a high-powered water pump. With CGI and practical field tests, we see these systems in action and find out how they work in a unique look at the fire truck - from the inside out!

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