Crimson Fire introduces Legend™ Series at FDIC
Published on 23 April 2009
Crimson Fire, which is a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., will display the first pumper in the new Legend Series, which is designed to provide quality-built vehicles at an affordable price point. The product line features a new body style and a modular design, allowing fire departments to choose from nine configurations to create a custom solution that meets their needs.
The new Legend pumper will be on display at Booth 2433 during the Fire Department Instructors Conference, which runs through April 25 in Indianapolis, Ind.
"We designed the Legend Series with three things in mind: practicality, functionality and affordability," said Kevin Crump, president of Crimson Fire. "These new vehicles will meet the needs of fire departments who do not want to sacrifice quality because of budget constraints."
"The unique modular design gives departments a variety of options and configurations not commonly found in commercial vehicles. The modular nature of the vehicle also allows Crimson to streamline production and reduce quote-to-delivery time. The end result is a vehicle that offers the quality, strength and durability Crimson is known for at a very attractive price point."
Modules can be arranged to create a variety of custom solutions. The design ensures that each module is robust, easy to manufacture and simple to assemble. The strength of each module comes from the cross-sectional rigidity that a formed, welded structure provides when designed for optimal load-carrying capacity.
The Legend Series, which was designed in nine months and is built using a lean production system, will weigh 15 percent less than typical designs. The lower weight, in combination with the modular system, will reduce production time by 30-50 percent. A simpler specification system will translate into a 20-30 percent reduction in lead times for customers.
The new Legend Series features:
"As a customer-centric company, we are focused on producing unique vehicles highly tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers," Crump said. "Our focus on lean production principles allows us to work efficiently and effectively, reducing costs and shortening delivery times to give departments what they want: customizable vehicles at near-commercial prices."
Key benefits of the new Legend Series include:
"The Legend Series features a clean appearance and exceptional fit and finish," Crump explained. "We call it a ‘firefighter-friendly' truck that will handle the tasks that are faced by today's fire service.
"We are pleased to offer the Legend Series as the newest addition to our line of custom fire apparatus The Legend joins our line of custom fire apparatus, which are among the strongest and most durable fire trucks on the market today. All of our designs promote safety, improve functionality and increase storage capabilities."
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