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KME Introduces 102-Foot AerialCat™ Aerial Fire Truck Platform

NESQUEHONING, PA—KME has introduced the 102-foot AerialCat™ platform. The fire apparatus brings safety and ease of operation to every response. The 102-foot platform offers the shortest wheelbase and overall lengths and lowest travel heights in the industry.

The platform itself has been redesigned to offer 22.6 square feet of clear work space. The new platform also offers 6.7 square feet of external working space. The parapet ladder access is provided at both sides of the platform, and offers a movable platform control station which allows for control of the device from the left, right, and center of the platform.

The new platform is of modular construction that provides for easy repair in the event of an accident, preventing the need to replace the entire platform. Another new feature is a continuous ground pad that prevents “hang ups” on building structures and designed to prevent the platform from getting caught up on obstructions during operation. The KME AerialCat platform can offer an unrestricted 3,000-gpm water flow option, achieved with a complete six-inch waterway and 100,000-psi steel ladder.

The KME 102-foot AerialCat platform offers a 94-foot horizontal reach, a 2.5:1 structural safety ratio, and negative 12-degree below-grade operation.

For more information, visit www.kovatch.com.