2015 E-ONE Quest Gen II Aerial, McKinney, Texas


Article and photos by Lindsay Dye

Truck 2 was placed in service with the McKinney (TX) Fire Department in October, 2015. It is built on an E-ONE Quest cab and chassis (flat roof) Cab seating for four is provided along with an EMS cabinet installed on the rear cab wall. Both cab and the dual axle Sidestacker body are constructed of 3/16-inch extruded aluminum, and hinged compartment doors are part of the body package. Extra SCBA storage is located above the rear wheel wells.  

Power is provided by a 500-hp Cummins ISX 12 engine and an Allison EVS 4000 five-speed transmission with pushbutton shifter. An Onan 6-kW hydraulic generator is located in the right side storage area.

The fire apparatus has a Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump (midship) and a UPF Poly III 500-gallon “T” tank. Dual 1¾-inch jump lines with 400 feet of hose (200 feet each) are located in the front bumper tray. Crosslays located behind the cab include a 2½-inch (200 feet of hose) in the front lay and a three-inch (200 feet of hose) in the rear lay. The bed carries 1,000 feet of five-inch LDH in the upper right rear of the bed. A Hannay booster reel with 100 feet of one-inch hose is mounted on the upper right side of the body. Foam capabilities are provided by a Hale 2.1 FoamLogix system with a 20-gallon foam cell. The foam system is plumbed to both front jump lines and the booster reel.

The aerial is a rear-mount, 100-foot HP model constructed of aluminum with a steel waterway that features a Task Force Tips 1,000-gpm electric monitor. Aerial lighting includes Whelen 500 Series TIR6 Super-LED lights (blue lenses) at the ladder tip and blue Luma-Bar Pathfinder LED strip lighting on both sides of the aerial. The command pedestal for this is mounted on the rear upper left corner of the truck and is accessible by the left rear-mounted staircase. Heavy-duty galvanized outriggers and a galvanized ladder tunnel are standard features. Ground ladders (35-foot three-section, 24-foot two-section, 16-foot and 14-foot roof ladders, 12-foot combo and 10-foot folding) are stored in the center mounted ladder tunnel. A 14-foot, double-hook roof ladder is mounted on the right base section of the aerial. The upper left body contains storage for a Stokes basket, and backboard storage is located behind the crosslays.

The warning lights include two Whelen Mini Freedom 24-inch light bars (Model FNMINI) located on the front corners of the cab and two Whelen Mini Freedom 24-inch light bars (Model FT8RRRRF) centered above the rear cab doors. An LED Roto-Ray is mounted on the front center of the cab above the grille. Whelen Super LED lights (both 600 and 500 Series) adorn the perimeter of the cab and body. Two Whelen Model L 31 beacons and Whelen Model B6LED lights are mounted on the rear corners of the body

Scene lighting is provided by Whelen Pioneer Plus PFP2 LED lights mounted on the brow, cab sides, and body sides. A Pioneer Plus PFP2 light with 50-inch tripod telepole is mounted on the left rear of the cab. Audio warning devices include a flush-mount Federal Q2B and a Whelen Model 295SLSA1 electronic siren module. Two Federal Dynamax ES100 speakers with “E-ONE” grilles are mounted through the front bumper.

Dealer: Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus-Rowlett, TX

Representative: Chuck Harley

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