KME Fire Apparatus, globally renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, is proud to introduce the new PRO Series 79’ Ladder to its AerialCat products line. The PRO Series was built as a multi-purpose response with ergonomically designed manual controls, increased pump operator safety features and ultimate equipment carrying capacity. PRO 79’ AerialCat Ladder benefits: Ergonomically engineered manual control panel –with vertical swing and push-pull handles to reduce complexity, increase reliability, optimize operator pump training time and is overall easier to use – resulting in significantly increased operator efficiency and reduced cost of ownership Relocated pump operator connections – positioned adjacent to the pump operator, provides safer operator area Serviceability– allows easy access to the pump from both sides of the body without lifting the cab 232” wheelbase – provides maneuverable turning radius to operate in tight conditions 238 cubic feet of compartment space – capable of carrying the equivalent of a large rescue body full of tools and equipment. Low accessible speed lays with slide out trays. PRO Series Pumper line “The PRO Series Pumper line has been capturing customer’s attention since the introduction of the line,” said Pete Hoherchak, Product Manager, KME. “We saw the need for a 79' rescue aerial that offered the added features of the PRO Series.” For the ultimate in body capacity, pump flow, and operator safety, the KME 79’ PRO AerialCat delivers by all means. KME is an international source manufacturer of high quality, custom fire apparatus serving communities across the United States. They offer a wide range of fire safety equipment and apparatus that includes aerial ladders, industrial, pumpers, rescue vehicles, tankers, and wildland products built on custom or commercial chassis.
KME Fire Apparatus announces release of the new Mid-Mount AerialCat, which are now available with an 84’ and 102’ platform. These two replace the existing line up of 81’, 95’ and 100’ Mid Mount Platforms, with a longer horizontal and vertical reach and a shortened overall length. Mid Mount AerialCat Platforms The 102’ Mid Mount AerialCat Platform has a 2’ rated increased vertical height to 102’ and a 3’ horizontal increased horizontal reach height to 94’. The apparatus’s overall length is decreased by 2’; using an MFD cab a 46’ OAL is achievable. The 84’ Mid Mount Platform rated vertical height is increased by 3’ to 84’ and the horizontal reach is extended 4’ to 77’. The vehicle overall length of the 84’ MM platform is just 43’. The vehicle overall length of the 84’ MM platform is just 43’. The apparatus’s overall length is decreased by 2’; using an MFD cab a 46’ OAL is achievable Additional benefits of the new Mid Mount Platform design: 5 to 1 Structural Safety Factor State of The Art Motion Control System Dual Integral Parapet Ladders in Platform Structure 2000 GPM Waterway Rating 3/16” Aluminum Body Full Height Full Depth Compartments Larger, Fully Enclosed Ground Ladder Storage One Piece Torquebox Deep Penetrating Outriggers Two Available Travel Heights | 126” &” Shortened Rear Body Overhang by 10” Features a Straight Shot Hose Bed with Access Doors “The new 102’ and 84' Mid Mount AerialCat Platform design brings our mid-mount platform products in line with our current rear mount platform design. It allows KME Fire Apparatus to offer design benefits of better reach, better flow capacity, higher structural safety factor, thereby lower maintenance and increased compartmentation designed in the AerialCat Mid Mount Platform family. “said Pete Hoherchak, KME Product Manager.
The Severe Service ST™ was built with compact areas in mind. The main feature is that the cab can be tilted inside almost any fire station for access to the engine. The 96” cab width makes this an ideal choice for urban environments, yet still provides ample space up for the driver and officer with a specially designed engine enclosure to maximize spacing at the elbow, hip and knee areas. This new cab design also extends the crew area making it possible to house a command unit. Another Unique Design The benefits of the new Severe Service ST™ include: Stainless Steel Design: Stainless steel provides durability and strength. Split Tilt: The split tilt design makes it easy and practical to tilt the cab inside the station. Stationary Rear Cab: This design makes it possible to house a command centre in the cab where desks and computer stations will not tilt. “The Severe Service ST cab allows KME to offer a spacious, extended length cab utilizing stainless steel material and is another unique design in our cab family” states Pete Hoherchak, Product Manager at KME.
KME Fire Apparatus, globally renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, has announced the delivery of ten (10) KME Custom Pumpers and seven (7) 101’ Tractor Drawn Aerials to Orange County Fire Authority. The new trucks will join over 100 KME apparatus currently in service at the Orange County Fire Authority in California. Severe ServiceTM cab The custom pumpers and Tractor Drawn Aerials are built on KME’s Severe ServiceTM cab The custom pumpers and Tractor Drawn Aerials are built on KME’s Severe ServiceTM cab. With a 10” raised roof, the Severe ServiceTM chassis was engineered in conjunction with the fire service and designed for use in extreme conditions, such as wildland environments or heavy urban use. KME’s Severe ServiceTM chassis have been subjected to high-volume use with over 1 million miles of real-world testing. The seven AerialCatTM Tractor Drawn Aerials feature: KME Severe Service Cab 500 hp engine and Allison transmission AerialCat 101’ ladder with pre-piped waterway and water tank Equipment capacity of double the NFPA requirement of an aerial ladder The ten new Orange County Fire Authority custom pumpers feature: 176” wheelbase for tight turning radius 450 hp engine and Allison transmission 1,500 mid-ship pump and a 250 auxiliary pump for pump and roll operations water tank and 10 gallons of Class “A” foam feed the onboard direct injection foam system OCFA fire stations The Orange County Fire Authority is a regional fire service agency that serves 23 cities in Orange County, California and all unincorporated areas. The OCFA protects over 1,680,000 residents from its 71 fire stations located throughout Orange County. “We are proud to have dozens of KME’s in service in Orange County. These units are custom built and designed for this busy fire department.” said Pete Hoherchak, KME Product Manager. “Congratulations to Orange County Fire Authority and thank you for your continued confidence in the KME product.”
KME Fire Apparatus, global manufacturer of fire apparatus has announced the launch of the new extreme-duty aerial, the Tuff Truck AerialCat. The new Tuff Truck was specifically designed to meet the demands of a challenging urban environment with tight streets and numerous obstacles. Aerial ladder The 103’ Tuff Truck AerialCat is a highly maneuverable 103’ ladder with a 12’ jack stance designed to set up in compact areas. It features an unrestricted 500 lb tip load and a 1500 gpm waterway with Store Front Blitz and -7 to +80 degree unrestricted operation range. The 103’ Tuff Truck is built on KME’s 96” Severe Service cab with a 500 HP engine and 4000 EVS transmission. The benefits of the new Tuff Truck AerialCat include: More Compartment Space: 25” deep compartments allow 185 cubic feet of compartment space. Compact Design: Easy to maneuver with a wheelbase as short as 198” and short outrigger stance of 12’ with the capability to short jack at 10’6”. Better Weight Capacity: Designed to accommodate a 650-gallon water tank and an enclosed ladder storage capable of housing an ISO compliant package. The tandem axle design provides better braking, traction and vehicle stability. No Restrictions: Operate in a full range of motion with no restrictions. The truck will operate at any low angle forward of the outriggers and can be set-up on an 11-degree slope. Unmatched Length: The shortest overall length in the industry at 38’ 4”. Tuff Truck AerialCat “The Tuff Truck AerialCat has the advantage of a shorter overall length, shorter wheelbase and narrower body and cab in the 100’ ladder range,” said Pete Hoherchak, Aerial Product Manager, KME. “By creating the new Tuff Truck we can now offer any cab, drive train, pump and body options available without the need for restrictions due to weight concerns - KME has the solution!”