Spartan Earns EPA Emissions Approval

Spartan Chassis, a Spartan Motors subsidiary, received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2007 certification to install Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines in its cabs and chassis.

Spartan Chassis committed a significant amount of engineering resources to the development, testing and introduction of the 2007 Series 60 engine for its Gladiator fire truck chassis.

The engine will continue to deliver the same power and performance expected by fire truck customers with up to 515 hp and 1,650 pounds foot torque-while meeting the new, more stringent EPA emission standards, according to Spartan.

“Spartan Chassis and Detroit Diesel worked productively together to validate the 2007 S-60 installation without compromising our customers’ needs,” said Richard Schalter, Spartan Chassis president. “Based on successful chassis testing and installation reviews, that partnership is now paying off with the approval of the Series 60 engine coming well ahead of the January 1, 2007, deadline.”

The new 2007 EPA Emissions Standards require engine makers to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 50 percent and particulate matter emissions by 90 percent for all on-highway diesel engines produced in 2007.

Spartan Chassis is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty chassis for fire trucks, recreational vehicles, and military defense vehicles.

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