Pierce rolls out Contender responder stock program
Published on 21 April 2009
Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, today launched a major roll-out of its Contender™ Responder™ Stock Vehicle Program in Indianapolis at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) at booth #9409. The Contender Responder is a comprehensive line of firefighting trucks built on commercial chassis, each available for quick delivery and offered with a limited selection of options.
The Contender Responder Stock Vehicle Program is designed for departments with limited funds that desire to purchase a vehicle that has been engineered, manufactured and will be supported by Pierce Manufacturing.
"For smaller communities buying a firefighting truck, we know that reliability, durability and value are top concerns, and the Contender Responder is especially well-suited for them," said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president Fire & Emergency. "As more than 50 percent of the nation's fire trucks are 15-years-old or older, the need to upgrade is a critical element of a community's infrastructure, and the Contender Responder is a smart choice."
The Contender Responder Stock Vehicle Program is based on three commercial chassis choices, the Freightliner M2 and the International 4400 and 7400 (4X4).
Using these as a foundation, the Responder is configured into a complete line of 2- or 4-door pumpers with a substantial list of standard and optional features, including:
"These are no-nonsense fire trucks that have been designed to get the job done. When it comes to performance capability, no compromises have been made," added Jones. "Equally as important, these trucks are supported by the best in the business - the Pierce dealer network."
The Contender Responder program is ideal for departments that are applying for or have received FEMA grant funds. In addition Pierce offers a wide range of financing and lease options through Oshkosh Capital.
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