Beijing Orders Spartan/Darley Pumpers

Spartan Motors Chassis, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. has received a new order for 22 Metro Star Pumper chassis for the Beijing Fire Department.

It is the largest order from China since the company began doing business there in 2002. Under the terms of the contract, Spartan will provide the chassis to Itasca, Illinois-based W.S. Darley & Co., which will add the body and pump systems.

“The Metro Star Pumper has a track record of success and has proven itself to be one of the most reliable and effective fire trucks available anywhere in the world,” said Spartan Motors President John Sztykiel. “An order of this size represents an incredible opportunity for Spartan to expand awareness of our products in the Chinese market. So we are extremely grateful to the Beijing Fire Department and W.S. Darley & Co. for their confidence in our products.”

Each vehicle will include the Metro Star’s trademark spacious cab design, featuring a flat floor, various seating configurations and raised roof. The design provides up to 10 crewmembers with extended leg and headroom and features the industry’s tallest and widest cab doors, the widest steps and the lowest step heights, providing enhanced safety.

Darley will be installing a heavy duty compressed air foam system (CAFS) featuring special pumps with the ability to pump water and foam to the top floors of buildings that are more than 300 meters tall.

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