Video: Spring Hill (TN) New Pierce Ascendant Midmount Aerial

Lieutenant Chuck Estes walks around the Spring Hill (TN) Fire Department’s Velocity® 100-foot Ascendant® Tower. The department expects the midmount platform to allow it to have extra ladder reach and fulfill its demand for additional equipment. Pegboards in the compartments allow for various mounting options for current and future equipment. The ergonomically-friendly oil dry hopper will allow crews to clean up oil spills with ease.


  • Chassis: 70” Velocity cab with a 10” raised roof
  • Seating capacity: 4
  • Overall height: 10’11”
  • Overall length: 43’7.5”
  • GVW rating: 76,000 lb
  • Front axle: TAK-4® Independent Front Suspension, 24,000 lb
  • Rear axle: Meritor RT50-160, 52,000 lb
  • Engine: Detroit DD13, 525 hp, 1850 torque
  • Safety: Side Roll and Frontal Impact Protection
  • Electrical: Command Zone™ Advanced Electronics System


  • Material: Aluminum
  • Shelving: Adjustable, up to 500 lb
  • Doors: Gortite roll-up
  • Pump: Waterous, 2000-gpm
  • Tank: 300 gallons

Dealership: Emergency Vehicle Specialists

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