John Deere has launched a new line of Special Application Vehicles (SAV) to suit the needs of federal, state, and local governments, as well as first responders.
The custom line of utility vehicles was designed in conjunction with International Automated Systems (IAS) and addresses the unique needs of police, fire, rescue, and security personnel, as well as the broader needs of governmental customers.
John Deere will be donating three Special Application Vehicles to local organizations: Unity Point Health, Silvis Police Department, and Silvis Fire Department.
The EMT vehicle for Unity Point Health features an extended cargo bed designed to accommodate various full-length stretchers, with an integrated L-Track for secure transport. Additionally, this SAV features an emergency lighting package, a forward-facing attendant seat with direct patient access, and an integrated vehicle Occupant Protection System (OPS) to ensure the safety of all on-board passengers.
The four-passenger Police Vehicle for Silvis Police Department comes equipped with a fully enclosed Tektite HVAC cab, cargo bed, TOMAR emergency lighting suite, siren, and PA.
The Silvis Fire Department vehicle features a uniquely designed extended cargo bed. The front of the bed houses a QTAC fire suppression skid while the rear of the bed allows for additional firefighting gear and equipment. Additionally, the Fire SAV comes equipped with emergency lighting and heavy-duty winch.