Village of Beech Bottom (WV) Fire Department Receives HME Fire Apparatus


WYOMING, MI—This 51-foot water tower fire apparatus offers a full complement of storage solutions, ISO complement ladder package, and easy-to-control manual joystick.

The HME Tower features 1,250-gpm performance and 360-degree swivel four-inch waterway. Manual joystick controls help perform simultaneous stabilizer functions or simultaneous boom functions with the control panel located at the rear of the vehicle.

The exclusive hydraulic ladder rack storage leaves room for equipment and gear as well as the hydraulic rack ladder group, including a 10-foot folding attic ladder, 14-foot roof ladder, and either 24-foot two-section or 35-foot three-section ladder options. It offers galvanized stabilizers for corrosion resistance and a 25-year warranty. This apparatus also features exclusive HME Hydra Technology™ and a stainless steel side-mount pump. It’s mounted on an 1871-SFO custom 4×2 chassis with rear-wheel drive and double frame rails.

Other specifications include a 500-gallon rectangular polypropylene tank, a Cummins ISL9 370-hp diesel engine, an Allison 3000EVS automatic transmission, aluminum 96-inch-wide cab with flat roof, three-dimensional stainless front grille, heated and remote-controlled moto-mirrors, electric pump cab tilt, a Hale “Q-Flo Plus” midship pump with a 47-inch side-mount pump enclosure, three crosslay beds, 56-inch hosebed height with adjustable hosebed dividers, deep adjustable shelving, pull-out trays, aluminum FoxTrax toolboards, portable tool box, third-party aerial and water flow testing, a turntable rotation system, and a cab to fit a crew of five.

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