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City of Nashville (TN) Chooses KME for Aerial Fire Truck

NESQUEHONING, PA—KME announces the City of Nashville (TN) Fire Department has awarded KME and NAFECO (KME’s Tennessee Dealer), an order for a 101-foot tractor-drawn AerialCat™ ladder.

The tiller will include a KME Predator™ MFD cab with seating for six and an EMS compartment. Other chassis components include an auto lube system, independent front suspension, air ride rear suspension, and a 500-hp engine.

The tiller body will include a PTO/hydraulic 10-kW generator with hydraulic rescue tools.

The KME 101-foot ladder includes a prepiped waterway with a 1,500-gpm rating and a 2.5:1 structural safety factor based upon an NFPA 500-pound-rated tip load. With a 94-foot horizontal reach, -7- to +80-degree range of elevation, and capabilities that include Storefront Blitz™, the device is ready to respond. The tiller is also highly maneuverable with a 150-inch tiller wheelbase and a 330-inch trailer wheelbase.

The apparatus is scheduled for completion and delivery in the spring of 2014. Departments that are interested in tagging on to this public bid should contact their local KME sales representative.

For more information, visit www.kovatch.com.