Spartan Motors introduced two new purpose-built truck designs at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) this month: an aerial and a pumper.
The Ladder Tower 93-foot Mid Mount Platform is ideal for aerial rescue and firefighting in urban areas with narrow streets, alleys, and access areas. It features a short wheelbase, minimal overhand, and a tight turning radius. The platform offers a best-in-the-industry tipload capacity of 1,000 lbs. dry and 500 lbs. at full extension while flowing 2,000 gpm.
At an overall height of 10 feet, 8 inches, the truck easily fits into older firehouses, under viaducts, and under urban bridges. Additional features include 89 feet of horizontal reach and 2,000 gpm flow capacity.
The IPS-NXT is a powerful pumper in a compact design. Its tight turn radius, high horsepower, and maximum water flows make it ideal for urban, suburban, or rural operations. The truck is powered by a powerful Cummins X12 engine with up to 600 hp, or 500 hp in a narrow cab configuration.
Key features of the IPS-NXT pumper include cramp angles up to 53 degrees for more maneuverability, up to 2,250 gpm of flow from draft, and easy access to hoses and equipment. For increased value, the pumper features non-proprietary pump components and standard parts for easy reordering, and simplified pump access for easy maintenance.
Both trucks feature Spartan’s Advanced Protection System, with outboard sensors, side-impact protection, driver-side knee airbags, full side-curtain airbags, and advanced seatbelts.