E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, has made the delivery of the first Bronto F135RLX for the Manchester Fire Department in New Hampshire, United States of America. This aerial ladder platform represents the newest configuration by Bronto Skylift and E-ONE in North America. Bronto F135RLX aerial platform The Bronto F135RLX aerial platform features an industry leading 135 ft (41 m) vertical reach and includes an all new platform design that is larger with walk-through front double gates and an integrated front deck for enhanced rescue operations. Other key features of Manchester’s new firefighting and rescue platform include: Articulating boom design with up-and-over rescue capability and below ground level reach of 15 ft (4,5 m) Up to 88 ft (26,8 m) of horizontal reach Variable jacking (operational envelope will adjust based on the amount each outrigger is extended) 1275 lb (578 kg) max platform load (1000 lb personnel plus 275 lb equipment) 1250 GPM (4700 lpm) waterway flow E-ONE Cyclone extruded aluminum cab Cummins 600 HP X15 engine Modular extruded aluminum body Enclosed ladder storage for 99 ft (30 m) of ground ladders 8 kw Harrison hydraulic generator AXIS Smart Truck Technology Bronto Skylift aerial platforms Joe Hedges, E-ONE Product Manager, stated “The RLX family of aerials is a proven product for Bronto Skylift outside of North America. As done with the F116RLP, we worked closely with Bronto engineering to develop the new F135RLX articulating platform for North American applications. A majority of the collaboration with Bronto centered around designing a versatile platform with a wide walk-through front gate.” This marks the third Bronto aerial by E-ONE for Manchester Fire Department, over the last 20 years. And it’s the second of two Bronto Skylift aerials recently delivered to E-ONE customers. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recently took delivery of a F116RLP+, featuring 116 ft (35 m) vertical reach, up to 87’ (26,5 m) horizontal reach, variable jacking, 1500 GPM (5680 lpm) waterway flow, 2000 GPM (7570 lpm) pump, 300 gallon (1130 l) water tank and SideStacker hose bed.
E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, delivers a 95-Platform truck to the Boston Fire Department. The E-ONE 95-Platform was customized to fit the specific needs of Boston Fire Department. From the heavy-duty tapered steel channel front bumper to the shortened rear overhang, the truck has been designed for the tight city streets of Boston. capability on the fire ground Lieutenant James B. O’Brien of the Boston Fire Department spoke about the challenges of finding the right truck: “The sometimes difficult-to-achieve goal of getting a truck that works reliably, day-in and day-out, while increasing our capability on the fire ground, has been realized in these trucks.” The features of the E-ONE 95-Platform include: E-ONE Cyclone® cab with a narrow body style of approximately 96” wide Cummins ISX 500 HP engine and Allison transmission Integral torque box chassis for solid foundation Three-section extruded aluminum 92-foot vertical reach platform with tapered corners 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor – exceeding NFPA requirements by 25% Advanced Aerial Control System with body protection 13’8” jack spread from crisscross under-slung outriggers Shortened rear body overhang with inset turntable access steps Heavy-duty 4” square tube rear bumper great product for city applications “A unique feature that has greatly improved deployability on the fireground, is the jacking system, and the aerial itself,” said Lieutenant O’Brien. “With narrow parameters for set up – like parked cars on narrow streets, we need aerials that can be relied on to get into operation every time. This aerial system can perform the long and low angle ‘throws’ typical of use in many neighborhoods, at full extension. Such capability represents a big increase in our ability to use it at fires. And that’s when we need it to perform.” “It’s exciting to work with a city like Boston to take elements from their Metro 100 and apply them to the 95-Platform,” said Joe Hedges, E-ONE Product Manager. “This is a great product for city applications due to its physical size, maneuverability and jack spread of only 13’8”.”
E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces enhancements for its aluminum and steel 100-foot platforms on display at FDIC International, April 11-13, 2019 in Indianapolis. The 100-foot platform enhancements include short jack capability, greater below grade reach, a new fabricated turntable and a new Cummins engine that is 600 pounds lighter, making these aerials more versatile than ever in meeting the demands of today’s fire departments. While the E-ONE 100’ platform’s crisscross under-slung jack spread of 15’6” requires less space than competitive models, the new short jack option allows the apparatus to be set up with outrigger deployed on only one side of the apparatus using a spread of only 11’2”. short jack capability The redesigned aluminum HP100 platform can now lower to 10 degrees below horizontal “We are extremely excited about now being able to offer short jack capability on our 100’ platforms,” said Joe Hedges, E-ONE Product Manager. "And with the added stab jack to the end of the outriggers, we gain a tremendous increase in lift, allowing departments to set up on steeper grades when performing rescue operations or fighting fires.” The redesigned aluminum HP100 platform can now lower to 10 degrees below horizontal, greatly enhancing its rescue capability. “Customer feedback on the steel 100’ platform’s ability to go to -10 prompted us to design this same great feature into the aluminum 100’ platform as well,” said Hedges. safe and secure climbing Other notable features of the E-ONE 100’ platforms include: 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor – exceeding NFPA requirements by 25% Large extruded aluminum platform with angled corners and perimeter step Wide ladder sections and tall handrails for safe and secure climbing Advanced Aerial Control System with color displays containing mission specific screens New fabricated turntable design reduces weight for additional equipment capacity Formed integral torque box frame provides a solid foundation for the chassis and aerial New Cummins X12 500 HP engine provides 600 lb weight reduction
E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, introduces a new Typhoon cab for 2019 at booth # 4100 during FDIC International, April 11-13, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new Typhoon cab features greater visibility for the driver and crew with its new windshield design, reduced profile dash and full size/full opening door windows. The cab doors have new vertical pull exterior and interior door handles and the cab steps feature an extended lower step and a full-width intermediate step. Inside the cab is an all new dash constructed from heavy-duty cast aluminum. The center area of the dash is available in both a low profile and a raised design for mounting of sirens, radios and other electronic equipment. The officer’s side has a very low profile as well and is designed to provide additional leg room. fire apparatus systems On the front of the cab is a polished stainless steel grill with LED strip lights that can be configured as daytime running lights The overhead console is also constructed from heavy duty aluminum and is hinged for easy service access. A raised profile center section is available to provide increased visibility. The high capacity air conditioning system is all new and designed to provide additional visibility inside the cab by being closer to the ceiling. The A/C system also provides excellent air distribution with eight (8) vents located in the rear of the cab and six (6) vents in the front. On the front of the cab is a polished stainless steel grill with LED strip lights that can be configured as daytime running lights or turn signals, allowing for additional forward warning lights. LED headlights are standard on the 2019 Typhoon. The new cab also includes AXIS Smart Truck Technology, providing the ability to remotely monitor the health or condition of the chassis and fire apparatus systems. updates and refinements The 2019 Typhoon cab’s features are in direct response to customers who have requested various updates and refinements. “We are very excited in the release of the new Typhoon cab. It’s loaded with updates and refinements based on customer input” said Joe Hedges, E-ONE Product Manager.
REV Group, global manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands and provider of parts and services, has announced the integration of the EZ Trac hydraulic all-wheel drive (AWD) system as an option for fire apparatus manufactured by the REV Fire Group, which includes the E-ONE, KME and Ferrara brands. EZ Trac System The EZ Trac System provides the performance of hydraulic power while maintaining factory ground clearance The EZ Trac System provides the performance of hydraulic power while maintaining factory ground clearance, overall height and the turning radius of a typical two-wheel drive vehicle. This is a critical innovation for fire departments in demanding terrain, such as Chautauqua Fire District in New York who recently installed the system on a KME Severe ServiceTM Custom Pumper, and to Cree Nation of Waskaganish, Canada who is installing EZ Trac on their new E-ONE HP75 ladder truck. The benefits of the EZ Trac hydraulic all-wheel drive system include: A steerable hydraulic drive assist system to simplify and overcome traction and mobility issues without sacrificing ride quality, safety, and control. Allows for a lower center of gravity, making the vehicle safer and less likely to overturn and easier to handle. Ability to engage and disengage on the go at speeds less than 20 mph. With the flip of a cab-mounted switch, drivers have the control and traction needed to go from on-highway to off-road and back. 800 to 1200 pounds lighter than conventional drive systems and experiences no windage loss in freewheel mode. Designed to handle steep inclines, mud, ruts, wet or slippery conditions and unstable roads. Hydraulic front drive system “The EZ Trac hydraulic front drive system is an alternative to mechanical drive systems and does not raise the cab height like typical front drive axles do. It is also a great option for aerials, providing all-wheel drive without raising the travel height,” said Joe Hedges, Product Manager at E-ONE.
E-ONE, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of fire trucks with more than 28,000 vehicles in operation around the world, announces the delivery of an E-ONE Hush Series (HS) fire truck to the Newcastle Fire Department in Newcastle, Oklahoma. Newcastle Fire Department required a rig that could transport more firefighters on scene. The HS has an open and spacious cab that seats up to 10 crew members and offers generous interior storage space for gear, equipment and more. “With this configuration, we can put a driver, officer and six firefighters on board,” said Lt. Derald McConnell of the Newcastle Fire Department. The HS is like no other fire truck, with the engine at the rear of the truck. “With the other rigs in our department, noise is a big factor,” Lt. McConnell said. access via rear door “Normally, it’s difficult to communicate between driver and officer. With this rig, since the engine is located in back, number 1, we don’t have a big hump separating everyone, and number 2, it’s quiet. With the air conditioner running wide open, there is absolutely no problem talking at a normal conversation voice and everyone hearing you.” The rear engine design of the HS benefits both the operating crew and maintenance crew in the following ways: Interior space can be customized for each department’s needs, including storage below the front cab floor and interior cabinets Seating is available for up to 10 crew members in either Cyclone or Quest style cabs Communication advantage of a quieter cab Access to rear engine via two rear, power-operated, sliding body compartments with additional access via rear door and hinged section of hose bed floor swing out ladder Pull-out tailboard step, intermediate rear step and swing out ladder provide enhanced access to a generous hose bed Abundant storage options such as below the cab area for interior storage compartment, hose reel, hydraulic or cord reels and additional fuel capacity “We are glad to see Newcastle taking advantage of the innovative Hush Series,” said Joe Hedges, E-ONE Product Manager. “With the engine in the rear, the noise is removed, providing an impressively quiet cab experience. Also, the open interior has plenty of space, allowing departments to configure the cab in ways not possible with an engine forward design.”