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