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Spitfire Fire Apparatus Combines Maintainer Service Body with MCB Quick Attack

Sheldon, IA—Maintainer Custom Bodies (MCB) is proud to announce the introduction of a new body to its line of rescue and emergency vehicles. The Spitfire is a smaller nine-foot quick-attack body manufactured differently from MCB’s existing quick-attack models. The Spitfire will make its debut at the FDIC International 2019 on April 11-13.

“The Spitfire is an amalgamation of a Maintainer Service Body and the MCB Quick Attack,” said MCB National Sales Manager Tom Leckband. “The result is a smaller, economical, yet high-quality vehicle designed to get to the scene and apply water or foam before things escalate.”

The Spitfire on display at FDIC will feature a custom 425-gallon water tank in the center deck along with a C.E.T. Fire Pumps skid system featuring a Honda 20 HP gas pump, Kubota 21-hp diesel pump, Trident “Foamate” foam system, Hannay booster reels, a control panel with pump and engine controls and tank level gauges.

The compartments on each side of the body are 54” tall, 23” deep, and are secured with swing doors with gas springs, EPDM automotive weatherstripping, and 3-point D-ring compression latches. LED strip lights and adjustable shelving will help crews be efficient on the scene.

Another Spitfire configuration will be available that features a 300-gallon tank, allowing for a transverse compartment nearest to the cab. The Spitfire is designed for Ford, Ram, or Chevrolet chassis. 

For more information, visit https://mcbfire.com/apparatus/quick-attack/spitfire-quick-attack/.

About Maintainer Custom Bodies
Maintainer Custom Bodies (MCB) is located in Rock Rapids, which is in the northwest corner of Iowa near both the Minnesota and South Dakota borders. MCB is the emergency vehicle brand for Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, Inc. Innovative custom rescue vehicles have been manufactured at this location since 1976. The company previously operated under the names Cayel-Craft, Amtech Emergency Products, and Rescue Vehicles of Iowa.