The first Pierce Ascendant delivered to Canada is this 107-foot quint built on a Pierce Enforcer chassis. It is in service as Ladder 242 with the Oakville Fire Department in Ontario, Canada. The Pierce Ascendant 107-foot aerial ladder features a weight-optimized design structure, high-strength steel, custom tubing, and unique gusseting that place weight and mass only where required. The aerial delivers a full 107-foot vertical reach and a 100-foot horizontal reach with an operating range from -10º to +77º. Its 100-foot horizontal reach is 32-feet greater than a typical single-rear-axle aerial. The Pierce Ascendant is available on a wide range of Pierce custom chassis, including the Arrow XT™, Velocity®, Impel® and Enforcer™. At FDIC International 2016, the Pierce booth included all-new configurations of the Ascendant heavy-duty ladder including the PUC™ configuration, Texas Chute Out body (side stack hosebed), and a no pump/no tank body configuration. Photo by Andrew Collins.
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