Well since I usually have no problem showing my "ig-nurnce", at least according to the wife unit, I guess I'll show it again here..
I noticed on the spec sheet that this unit had "lateral drive".
What exactly is that and how does it work??
Is it the same theory as a "rear steer" like GMC has? Pierce Fire Apparatus makes rear steer units that allow the rear wheels to turn in conjunction with the front steering. As an example, we turned a 95 ft platform unit, which is about 45 ft in length +/- completely 360 degrees around in a parking lot in only 5 parking spaces!