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Rochester (MN) Fire Department Unveils 100-Foot Platform

SOURCE: KROCNEWS.COM

Truck 42, a Pierce Velocity 100-foot aerial platform, features Pierce’s new idle reduction system, resulting in increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The new rig replaces a nearly 20-year-old truck.


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The idle reduction system allows the fire apparatus’s main diesel engine to shut down during service calls. When the engine is not running, power needs will be met with a combination of lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries with a capacity to run for about an hour. The department predicts using this system will reduce fuel consumption by about 50 percent per year.

Specifications

  • CHASSIS: Velocity®
  • BODY: 100′ Heavy-Duty Platform
  • ACTUAL OVERALL HEIGHT: 12’6″
  • ENGINE: 600-hp Cummins X15
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: Leaf
  • REAR SUSPENSION: Air
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: Command Zone™
  • GENERATOR 10-kW Onan Hydraulic

For more information, visit https://www.piercemfg.com/customers/new-deliveries/rochester-fire-department-aerial-34070.