Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has introduced the first-ever Pierce® Saber® custom chassis equipped with a Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train. Roush – a leader in motorsports and high-performance passenger vehicles – oversaw the integration, testing, and validation of the new system.
Pierce Saber custom chassis
“We are very excited to offer fire departments our industry-leading Pierce Saber custom chassis now matched with Ford’s proven and efficient 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “This new configuration – available with major assistance from Ford and Roush – may be the ideal choice for departments looking for an entry level custom chassis that delivers one hundred percent Pierce quality, performance, and value.”
Features and functions
The 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train’s components are optimised for modern day emission regulations. The engine utilises rugged components – like a composite graphite iron block, dual alternators, and high-strength aluminium cylinder heads. Because of its built-in efficiencies, the power train generates nearly the equivalent amount of horsepower to the rear wheels as larger and heavier engines commonly offered in this class. In addition, the tremendous reach of the Ford service network backs the power train, which is covered by a 5-year/100,000-mile warranty.
“The Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train is engineered from the ground up to maximise performance, efficiency, and reliability,” explained John Schultz, Pierce’s Director of Custom Pumper Products. “In addition, customers who have been behind the wheel are impressed with how the vehicle drives and accelerates as well as the quiet cab interior.”
Pierce Saber demo units
The Pierce Saber custom chassis serves as the benchmark in its class, and is among the industry’s most popular custom chassis. The cab is renowned for its excellent visibility, safety features, interior room, and storage space. A flat floor in the crew cab area provides surer footing, and the steps are low and offset for easier entry and exit. A one-piece wraparound windshield delivers excellent outward visibility.
Pierce Saber apparatus configured with the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train are now available for sale through Pierce dealers. Demo units are now beginning to tour portions of the country.