Pierce Manufacturing announced that it has been granted United States Patent #7,784,554 for the Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) firefighting vehicle.
The truck, according to Pierce, already held multiple patents previously issued, covering the vehicle and its options.
The PUC is a multi-purpose response vehicle engineered to eliminate a bulky pumphouse. It features a two-step pump shift operation and redesigned pump panel for ease of use. Featuring a wheelbase as short as 172 inches for improved maneuverability, the PUC provides up to 500 cubic feet of storage.
The PUC is available on all Pierce custom chassis in side-mount and top-mount configurations, as well as on all aerial ladders.