Charlotte’s Spartan Emergency Response is introducing two new fire truck models at the Fire Department Instructors Conference this month.
The designs include a 93-foot mid-mount platform truck designed for tight spaces, and an evolution to the Intelligent Pump Solution pumper, the IPS-NXT, which allows for traditional pumper volume in a more maneuverable platform.
The new Ladder Tower 93-foot mid-mount platform allows for agility in urban and suburban environments.
The second truck, the IPS-NXT, offers first responders a pumper combination with a compact design. It has a tight turn radius, short wheelbase, high horsepower, compact external cab dimension, and maximum water flows.
“With output up to 2,250 gallons per minute, Spartan’s IPS-NXT’s compact design is as unassuming as it is unprecedented,” says Todd Fierro, president of Spartan Emergency Response. “Our industry hasn’t seen this type of rescue pumper, and based on customer feedback, it’s a welcome addition to the industry.”
The truck has a Cummins X12 engine with up to 600 horsepower. It is customizable to provide lower flows, alternate engine packages, and other characteristics.
Both trucks include the Spartan Advanced Protection System, which includes outboard sensors, side-impact protection, driver-side knee airbags, full side-curtain airbags, and advanced seatbelts.
The conference is the world’s largest firefighting tradeshow and brings together first responders from more than 65 countries. It is taking place April 8-13 in Indiana.
Spartan Emergency Response is a business unit of Spartan Motors.