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KME-109-Foot Rear-Mount Ladder Truck

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Ho-Ho-Kus (NJ) 109-Foot KME AerialCat™

Ho-Ho-Kus (NJ) Volunteer Fire Department had KME build this 109-foot AerialCat™, powered by a 600-horsepower (hp) Cummins ISX15 diesel engine, and an Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmission. (All photos courtesy of KME.)

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Ho-Ho-Kus (NJ) 109-Foot KME AerialCat™

The truck has a 1,250-gpm Hale pump in a low-profile pump module, and a 300-gallon water tank. Above the pump module is a transverse compartment holding a fully-loaded Stokes basket and 10 tubes for pike pole storage.

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Ho-Ho-Kus (NJ) 109-Foot KME AerialCat™

The curb side of the pump house showing the transverse compartment above.

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Ho-Ho-Kus (NJ) 109-Foot KME AerialCat™

In order to help make space above the pump house for the transverse compartment, the rig's two 1¾-inch crosslays were moved to the front bumper where they occupy a full-width lidded compartment.

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Ho-Ho-Kus (NJ) 109-Foot KME AerialCat™

The 109-foot AerialCat™ carries a total of 216 feet of ground ladders, most housed in an enclosed torque box compartment, and one roof ladder attached on the side of the aerial's fly section.