KME Announces Fire Apparatus Order by Los Angeles (CA) County

ONTARIO, CA—The Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department has awarded a multiunit contract to KME for 100’ tractor drawn aerials. The purchase includes a provision for fire departments nationwide that allows them to “tag-on” to the contract and take advantage of the discounted pricing until September 1, 2012.

The quint TDAs feature KME’s Predator Severe ServiceTM chassis, air-ride suspension, 500-hp engine, 2,000-gpm pump, 350-gallon stainless steel water tank, and a 100-foot four-section Aerialcat™ steel ladder.

Even with a pump and tank the overall length is under 56 feet and the 14.5-foot jack stance allows for setup even in the tightest of circumstances. The ladder has an unrestricted 500 pound tip load, high hand rails for safe travel on the ladder, and photo luminescent rung covers. Constructed from 100,000-psi steel, it has a 2.5:1 structural safety factor. The ladder includes a full -7 to +80 degree elevation range and a large unobstructed turntable.

KME’s “No Post Vision” windshield on the tiller cab eliminates the A-pillar for visibility to the front and side of the cab. Tiller cab doors are available with either the standard hinged type door or rear sliding style.

Maintenance is a vital component of keeping an aerial device in service so KME paid particular attention to the ease of service of critical components. The wear pads are easily adjustable, removable and simple to lubricate. All pulleys are composite materials and require no lubrication, the pulleys shaft are high wear stainless steel material.

For more information, visit www.kovatch.com. Departments with questions regarding use of this contract for purchase can call KME’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Phil Gerace, at 800-235-3928.

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