Pierce Relaunches Enforcer Chassis at FDIC 2014

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing relaunched the Pierce® Enforcer™ custom fire chassis at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) exposition. The Pierce Enforcer chassis offers a wide range of configurations and an unmatched selection of options on an industry standard, medium-duty platform.

“The Enforcer chassis gives fire departments an all-new medium-duty platform to meet their apparatus needs,” says Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency and Pierce Manufacturing. “The new Enforcer custom chassis—100 percent built at our Appleton, Wisconsin facilities—give our customers more choices to meet their configuration and performance requirements at an unmatched value.”

The new Enforcer chassis offers medium-block engines or the Pierce-exclusive DD13 big-block engine with up to 500 horesepower. Pierce’s TAK-4® independent front suspension is available for a smoother and more confident ride. A minimum 50-degree cramp angle offers maneuverability. The Pierce Enforcer platform is built on a strong and solid foundation medium-duty chassis with 10.25-inch deep frame rails. The platform supports a wide range of apparatus configurations.

The Pierce Enforcer offers cab lengths ranging from 60 to 70 inches and will accommodate up to eight firefighters. The driver, officer, and crew are provided generous hip, shoulder, and legroom and excellent ergonomics. The engine tunnel is low and angled to provide for less intrusion. The cab’s dash console and overhead switch console are ergonomically designed for maximum convenience and comfort, and a “cathedral ceiling” adds room and facilitates enhanced crew communication. The innovative and patent-pending rear cab wall design allows departments to easily reposition the crew’s seating configuration in minutes.

Pierce’s side roll protection system is standard equipment. The vehicle interior sports a flat floor in the crew cab area to provide surer footing. The stair steps are low and off-set for easy entry and exit. The roomy cab provides quick access to safety belts, and a full complement of interior grab handles and assist bars enhance entry and exit. A large, one-piece wraparound windshield delivers enhanced outward visibility.

For more information, visit www.piercemfg.com.

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