We are pleased to submit a proposal to you for a Pierce® initial

We are pleased to submit a proposal to you for a Pierce® initial
Proposal Specifications for:
PIERCE® CUSTOM 105’ HD AERIAL LADDER
COSTARS Bid #302
Submitted: 03/09/2015
Valid for 90 days
Presented by:
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Glick Fire Equipment Co., Inc.
Tyler Fire Equipment, LLC
Churchville Fire Equipment Corp.
Representing: Pierce Mfg., Inc.
SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION ONLY - Options shown may or may not be part of this configuration.
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We are pleased to submit a proposal to you for a Pierce®105' Heavy Duty Aerial Ladder. The
following paragraphs will describe in detail the apparatus proposed. Loose equipment not
specifically requested will not be provided.
PIERCE MANUFACTURING was incorporated in 1917. Since then we have been building
bodies with one philosophy, "BUILD THE FINEST". Our skilled craftsmen take pride in their
work, which is reflected, in the final product. We have been building fire apparatus since the
early "forties" giving Pierce Manufacturing over 50 years of experience in the fire apparatus
market. Our plant is located in Appleton, Wisconsin with over 757,000 total square feet of floor
space situated on approximately 97 acres of land. A multi-million dollar inventory of parts is
available to keep your unit in service long after it has left the factory.
QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP
Pierce has set the pace for quality and workmanship in the fire apparatus field. Our tradition of
building the highest quality units with craftsmen second to none has been the rule right from the
beginning. We currently have a "Quality Achievement Supplier" program to insure the vendors
and suppliers that we utilize meet the high standards we demand. That is just part of our overall
"Quality at the Source" program at Pierce. Another part of this program is employing experts in
their fields, like a Certified American Welding Society Inspector to monitor our weld quality.
DELIVERY
The apparatus will be delivered under its own power to insure proper break-in of all components
while the apparatus is still under warranty.
INFORMATION
At time of delivery, complete operation and maintenance manuals covering the apparatus will be
provided. A permanent plate will be mounted in the driver's compartment specifying the
quantity and type of fluids required including engine oil, engine coolant, transmission, pump
transmission lubrication, pump primer and drive axle.
SAFETY VIDEO
At the time of delivery Pierce will also provide one 39-minute, professionally produced
apparatus safety video, in DVD format. This video will address key safety considerations for
personnel to follow when they are driving, operating, and maintaining the apparatus, including
the following: vehicle pre-trip inspection, chassis operation, aerial operation, and safety during
maintenance.
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PERFORMANCE TESTS
A road test will be conducted with the apparatus fully loaded and a continuous run of no less
than ten (10) miles. During that time the apparatus will show no loss of power nor will it
overheat. The transmission drive shaft or shafts and the axles will run quietly and be free of
abnormal vibration or noise. The apparatus will meet NFPA 1901 acceleration requirements and
NFPA 1901 braking requirements. The apparatus when fully loaded will not have less than 25%
or more than 50% on the front axle and not less than 50% or more than 75% on the rear axle.
COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
Certification of insurance coverage will be made available upon request.
ISO COMPLIANCE
Pierce Manufacturing operates a Quality Management System under the requirements of ISO
9001. These standards sponsored by the "International Organization for Standardization (ISO)"
specify the quality systems that are established by the manufacturer for design, manufacture,
installation and service. A copy of the certificate of compliance Number 32454 is available upon
request.
SINGLE SOURCE MANUFACTURER
Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. provides an integrated approach to the design and manufacture of our
products that delivers superior apparatus and a dedicated support team. From our facilities, the
chassis, cab weldment, cab, pumphouse (including the sheet metal enclosure, valve controls,
piping and operator’s panel) body and aerial device will be entirely designed, tested, and hand
assembled to the customer's exact specifications. The electrical system either hardwired or
multiplexed, will be both designed and integrated by Pierce Manufacturing. The warranties
relative to these major components (excluding component warranties such as engine,
transmission, axles, pump, etc.) will be provided by Pierce as a single source manufacturer.
Pierce's single source solution adds value by providing a fully engineered product that offers
durability, reliability, maintainability, performance, and a high level of quality.
Your apparatus will be manufactured in Appleton, Wisconsin.
AERIAL APPARATUS CLASSIFICATION
Per NFPA 1901, this apparatus will be classified as an "aerial fire apparatus".
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NFPA 2009 STANDARDS
This unit will comply with the NFPA standards effective January 1, 2009, except for fire
department directed exceptions. These exceptions will be set forth in the Statement of
Exceptions.
Certification of slip resistance of all stepping, standing and walking surfaces will be supplied
with delivery of the apparatus.
A plate that is highly visible to the driver while seated will be provided. This plate will show the
overall height, length, and gross vehicle weight rating.
The manufacturer will have programs in place for training, proficiency testing and performance
for any staff involved with certifications.
An official of the company will designate, in writing, which is qualified to witness and certify
test results.
NFPA COMPLIANCY
Apparatus proposed by the bidder will meet the applicable requirements of the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) as stated in current edition at time of contract execution. Fire
department's specifications that differ from NFPA specifications will be indicated in the proposal
as "non-NFPA".
VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM CERTIFICATION
To assure the vehicle is built to current NFPA standards, the apparatus, in its entirety, will be
third-party, audit-certified through Underwriters Laboratory (UL) that it is built and complies
with all applicable standards in the current edition of NFPA 1901. The certification will include:
all design, production, operational, and performance testing of not only the apparatus, but those
components that are installed on the apparatus.
A placard will be affixed in the driver's side area stating the third party agency, the date, the
standard and the certificate number of the whole vehicle audit.
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INSPECTION CERTIFICATE
A third party inspection certificate for the aerial device will be furnished upon delivery of the
aerial device. The certificate will be Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Type 1 and will indicate that
the aerial device has been inspected on the production line and after final assembly.
Visual structural inspections will be performed on all welds on both aluminum and steel ladders.
On critical weld areas, or on any suspected defective area, the following tests will be conducted:
- Magnetic particle inspection will be conducted on steel aerials to assure the integrity of
the weldments and to detect any flaws or weaknesses. Magnets will be placed on each
side of the weld while iron powder is placed on the weld itself. The powder will detect
any crack that may exist. This test will conform to ASTM E709 and be performed prior
to assembly of the aerial device.
- A liquid penetrant test will be conducted on aluminum aerials to assure the integrity of
the weldments and to detect any flaws or weaknesses. This test will conform to ASTM
E165 and be performed prior to assembly of the aerial device.
- Ultrasonic inspection will conducted on all aerials to detect any flaws in pins, bolts and
other critical mounting components.
In addition to the tests above, functional tests, load tests, and stability tests will be performed on
all aerials. These tests will determine any unusual deflection, noise, vibration, or instability
characteristics of the unit.
PUMP TEST
The pump will be tested, approved and certified by Underwriter's Laboratory at the
manufacturer's expense. The test results and the pump manufacturer's certification of hydrostatic
test; the engine manufacturer's certified brake horsepower curve; and the manufacturer's record
of pump construction details will be forwarded to the Fire Department.
GENERATOR TEST
If the unit has a generator, the generator will be tested, approved, and certified by Underwriters
Laboratories at the manufacturer's expense. The test results will be provided to the Fire
Department at the time of delivery.
BREATHING AIR TEST
If the unit has breathing air, Pierce Manufacturing will draw an air sample from the air system
and certify that the air quality meets the requirements of NFPA 1989, Standard on Breathing Air
Quality for Fire and Emergency Services Respiratory Protection.
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INSPECTION TRIP
One (1) factory inspection trip for two (2) customer representatives will be provided. The
inspection trip will be scheduled at times mutually agreed upon between the manufacturer, sales
representative, and the customer. Reasonable and expected travel costs such as airfare, lodging,
and meals, will be the responsibility of Pierce/GFEC.
DELIVERY, ACCEPTANCE AND PAYMENT TERMS (COSTARS-13)
Per the COSTARS-13 contract through Pennsylvania's Department of General Services, payment
for said apparatus(s) will be made 30 days after acceptance and delivery of the apparatus(s).
"Acceptance" is defined as the apparatus(s) meeting the requirements and intent of the
specifications with the exception of minor variances, such as deviations or modifications marked
for corrections, as may be applicable. The acceptance of the vehicle will be conducted through a
final inspection at the factory. A signature by an authorized purchasing agent or representative
will be required acknowledging approval that the apparatus(s) meets the requirements of the
specification.
Acceptance terms and requirements as applicable:
Acceptance of the apparatus(s) will take place immediately upon final inspection at the factory.
a) In the event of a discrepancy(s), whereas the apparatus(s) does not meet the intent of
the specifications as agreed by all parties, corrections will be made and a second final
inspection will be conducted at the dealer location of Bird In Hand, PA or Zelienople,
PA. A signature of acceptance by an authorized purchasing agent or customer
representative will be required acknowledging approval that the apparatus(s) meets the
intent and requirements of the specification.
"Delivery" will be defined as the physical drop-sight location for transfer of the apparatus(s) and
its contents to the customer's care as specified by the purchase order. The location must reside
within the state of Pennsylvania. If a location is not specified, the apparatus(s) will be
"delivered" and transferred to the customer's care at the dealer's office/service facility of Bird In
Hand, PA or Zelienople, PA. Proof of insurance must be demonstrated by the purchaser prior to
transferring the vehicle.
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DELIVERY, ACCEPTANCE AND PAYMENT TERMS (COSTARS-13) - CONTINUED
Delivery terms/requirements as applicable:
The vehicle will be considered Delivered upon any one of the following conditions:
a) Delivery of the apparatus(s) to the location per the P.O.'s instructions.
b) Customer takes possession of the unit at Pierce Mfg. or Glick Fire Equipment.
Note: The apparatus(s) will be left in the customer's care without permit tags and/or
Certificate of Origin (MSO) until final payment is made in full. Delivery terms and
requirements as applicable:
Payment terms/requirements as applicable:
Full payment of the vehicle, including any unsettled debts, must be made immediately if the
following conditions exist:
a) Day 30 after acceptance; regardless of any issues unless agreed upon by all parties.
Note: Defects will be handled through the warranty program as provided with the
apparatus(s) and is not grounds for withholding payment.
b) If the apparatus(s) is placed into service for any reason; including driving,
vehicle/equipment operation, training or any other form of activity construed as
"operational to perform an event". Note: The apparatus(s) must remain parked and nonoperational.
c) If the vehicle is not stored inside a secured and environmentally friendly location
conducive to the proper care of the apparatus.
d) Non-Proof of insurance at the time of delivery.
Notes/Conditions:
Except whereas noted, payment cannot be withheld for the following reasons:
a) Any or all non-specified supplied equipment or equipment mounting beyond the terms
of the original contract.
b) Issues or warrantable items discovered after acceptance of the vehicle.
c) Delay of "acceptance" or "delivery" caused by the purchaser without a mutual
agreement.
d) Circumstances not in control of Pierce Mfg. and/or Glick Fire Equipment Co.
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DELIVERY, ACCEPTANCE AND PAYMENT TERMS (COSTARS-13) - CONTINUED
Other notables:
a) Overview/training will be completed within 30 days after delivery of the apparatus(s)
and is not grounds for extending or withholding payment.
b) Manufacturer Certificate (Statement) of Origin (MSO) will be released to the
customer within five business days upon settlement of all debts.
c) Penalties at a rate of 12% APR on any unpaid balance will be enforced on delayed
payments.
PRODUCT CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS
Our components and processes, as described in this proposal document, are as accurate as known
at the time of bid submission, but are subject to change for the purpose of product or process
improvements, or changes in industry standards providing the change does not affect the
meaning or definition of the bid specifications.
AFTERMARKET SUPPORT WEBSITE
Pierceparts.com will provide Pierce authorized dealer access to comprehensive information
pertaining to the maintenance and service of their customer's apparatus. This tool will provide
the Pierce authorized dealer the ability to service and support their customers to the best of their
ability with factory support at their fingertips.
Pierceparts.com is also accessible to the end user through the guest login. Limited access is
available and vehicle specific parts information accessible by entering a specific VIN number.
All end users should see their local authorized Pierce dealer for additional support and service.
The website will consist of the following screens at the dealer level:
My Fleet Screen
The My Fleet screen will provide access to truck detail information on the major components of
the vehicle, warranty information, available vehicle photographs, vehicle drawings, sales
options; applicable vehicle software downloads, etc.
Parts Screens
The Parts screens will provide parts look-up capability of Pierce Manufacturing sourced items,
with the aid of digital photographs, part drawings and assembly drawings. The parts search
application will permit the searching of parts by item description or function group (major
system category). The parts application will provide the ability to submit electronically a parts
order, parts quote, or parts return request directly to Pierce Manufacturing for processing.
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AFTERMARKET SUPPORT WEBSITE - CONTINUED
Warranty Screen
The Warranty screens will provide dealers the ability to submit electronically warranty claims
directly to Pierce Manufacturing for reimbursement.
My Reports Screens
The My Reports screens will provide access to multiple dealer reports to allow the dealership to
maintain communication with the customer on the status of orders, claims, and phone contacts.
Technical Support Screens
The Technical Support screens will provide access to all currently published Operation and
Maintenance and Service Publications. Access to Pierce Manufacturing Service Bulletins and
Work Instructions, containing information on current service topics and recommendations will
be provided.
Training
The Training screens will provide access to upcoming training classes offered by Pierce
Manufacturing along with interactive electronic learning modules (Operators Guides) covering
the operation of major vehicle components will be provided. Access to training manuals used in
Pierce Manufacturing training classes will be provided.
About Pierce
Access to customer service articles, corporate news, quarterly newsletters, and key contacts
within the Customer Service Department will be provided. The current Customer Service Policy
and Procedure Manual, detailing the operation of the Customer Service group will also be
accessible.
BID BOND
A bid bond is not required and will not be provided with this proposal.
PERFORMANCE BOND - OPTIONAL
A Performance Bond is available as an option and listed on the proposal quotation separate from
the contract price of the apparatus.
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APPROVAL DRAWING
A drawing of the proposed apparatus will be prepared and provided to the purchaser for approval
before construction begins. The Pierce sales representative will also be provided with a copy of
the same drawing. The finalized and approved drawing will become part of the contract
documents. This drawing will indicate the chassis make and model, location of the lights, siren,
horns, compartments, major components, etc.
A "revised" approval drawing of the apparatus will be prepared and submitted by Pierce to the
purchaser showing any changes made to the approval drawing.
ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAMS
Two (2) electrical wiring diagrams, prepared for the model of chassis and body, will be provided.
ARROW XT CHASSIS
The Pierce Arrow XT™ is the custom chassis developed exclusively for the fire service. Chassis
provided will be a new, tilt-type custom fire apparatus. The chassis will be manufactured in the
apparatus body builder's facility eliminating any split responsibility. The chassis will be
designed and manufactured for heavy-duty service, with adequate strength, capacity for the
intended load to be sustained, and the type of service required. The chassis will be the
manufacturer's heavy-duty line tilt cab.
WHEELBASE
The wheelbase of the vehicle will be 238.5”.
GVW RATING
The gross vehicle weight rating will be 70,800 lbs.
FRAME
The chassis frame will be built with two (2) steel channels bolted to five (5) cross members or
more, depending on other options of the apparatus. The side rails will have a 13.38" tall web
over the front and mid sections of the chassis, with a continuous smooth taper to 10.75" over the
rear axle. Each rail will have a section modulus of 25.992 cubic inches and a resisting bending
moment (rbm) of 3,119,040 in-lb. over the critical regions of the frame assembly, with a section
modulus of 18.96 cubic inches with an rbm of 2,275,200 in-lb. over the rear axle. The frame
rails will be constructed of 120,000 psi yield strength heat-treated 0.38" thick steel with 3.50"
wide flanges.
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FRAME REINFORCEMENT
In addition, a mainframe inverted "L" liner will be provided. It will be heat-treated steel
measuring 12.00" x 3.00" x 0.25". Each liner will have a section modulus of 7.795 cubic inches,
yield strength of 110,000 psi, and rbm of 857,462 in-lb. Total rbm at wheelbase center will be
3,976,502 in-lb.
The frame liner will be mounted inside of the chassis frame rail and extend the full length of the
frame.
FRONT NON DRIVE AXLE
The Oshkosh TAK-4® front axle will be of the independent suspension design with a ground
rating of 22,800 lb.
Upper and lower control arms will be used on each side of the axle. Upper control arm castings
will be made of 100,000 psi yield strength 8630 steel and the lower control arm casting will be
made of 55,000 psi yield ductile iron.
The center cross members and side plates will be constructed out of 80,000 psi yield strength
steel.
Each control arm will be mounted to the center section using elastomer bushings. These rubber
bushings will rotate on low friction plain bearings and be lubricated for life. Each bushing will
also have a flange end to absorb longitudinal impact loads, reducing noise and vibrations.
There will be nine (9) grease fittings supplied, one (1) on each control arm pivot and one (1) on
the steering gear extension.
The upper control arm will be shorter than the lower arm so that wheel end geometry provides
positive camber when deflected below rated load and negative camber above rated load.
Camber at load will be 0 degrees for optimum tire life.
The ball joint bearing shall be of low friction design and be maintenance free.
Toe links that are adjustable for alignment of the wheel to the center of the chassis will be
provided.
The wheel ends will have little to no bump steer when the chassis encounters a hole or obstacle.
The steering linkage will provide proper steering angles for the inside and outside wheel, based
on the vehicle wheelbase.
The axle will have a third party certified turning angle of 45 degrees. Front discharge, front
suction, or aluminum wheels will not infringe on this cramp angle.
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FRONT SUSPENSION
Front Oshkosh TAK-4™ independent suspension will be provided with a minimum ground
rating of 22,800 lb.
The independent suspension system will be designed to provide maximum ride comfort. The
design will allow the vehicle to travel at highway speeds over improved road surfaces and at
moderate speeds over rough terrain with minimal transfer of road shock and vibration to the
vehicle's crew compartment.
Each wheel will have torsion bar type spring. In addition, each front wheel end will also have
energy absorbing jounce bumpers to prevent bottoming of the suspension.
The suspension design will be such that there is at least 10.00" of total wheel travel and a
minimum of 3.75" before suspension bottoms.
The torsion bar anchor lock system allows for simple lean adjustments, without the use of shims.
One can adjust for a lean within 15 minutes per side. Anchor adjustment design is such that it
allows for ride height adjustment on each side.
The independent suspension was put through a durability test that simulated 140,000 miles of
inner city driving.
FRONT SHOCK ABSORBERS
KONI heavy-duty telescoping shock absorbers will be provided on the front suspension.
FRONT OIL SEALS
Oil seals with viewing window will be provided on the front axle.
FRONT TIRES
Front tires will be Goodyear® 425/65R22.50 radials, 20 ply G296 MSA tread, rated for 22,800
lb. maximum axle load and 68 mph maximum speed.
The tires will be mounted on Alcoa 22.50" x 12.25" polished aluminum disc type wheels with a
ten (10)stud, 11.25" bolt circle.
REAR AXLE
The rear axle will be a Meritor™, Model RT-46-160, tandem axle assembly with a capacity of
48,000 lb.
An inter-axle differential, which divides torque evenly between axles, will be provided with an
indicator light mounted on the cab instrument panel.
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TOP SPEED OF VEHICLE
A rear axle ratio will be furnished to allow the vehicle to reach a top speed of 60 mph.
REAR SUSPENSION
The rear suspension will be a Hendrickson RT-503 steel spring system with an equalizing beam
design that distributes the load equally between the two (2) axles. Ground rating of the
suspension will be 48,000 lbs.
REAR OIL SEALS
Oil seals will be provided on the rear axle.
REAR TIRES
Rear tires will be eight (8) Goodyear 12R22.50 radials, 16 ply all season G622 RSD tread, rated
for 54,240 lb. maximum axle load and 75 mph maximum speed.
The tires will be mounted on Alcoa© 22.50" x 8.25" polished aluminum disc wheels with a ten
(10) stud 11.25" bolt circle.
TIRE BALANCE
All tires will be balanced with Counteract balancing beads. The beads will be inserted into the
tire and eliminate the need for wheel weights.
TIRE PRESSURE MANAGEMENT
There will be a VECSAFE LED tire alert pressure management system provided that will
monitor each tire's pressure. A chrome plated brass sensor will be provided on the valve stem of
each tire for a total of 10 tires.
The sensor will calibrate to the tire pressure when installed on the valve stem for pressures
between 20 and 120 psi. The sensor will activate an integral battery operated LED when the
pressure of that tire drops 8 psi.
Removing the cap from the sensor will indicate the functionality of the sensor and battery. If the
sensor and battery are in working condition, the LED will immediately start blinking.
HUB COVERS (FRONT)
Stainless steel hub covers will be provided on the front axle.
HUB COVERS (REAR)
Stainless steel, high hat, hub covers will be provided on the rear axle hubs.
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CHROME LUG NUT COVERS
Chrome lug nut covers will be supplied on front and rear wheels.
MUD FLAPS
Mud flaps with a Pierce logo will be installed behind the front and rear wheels.
WHEEL CHOCKS
There will be one (1) pair of folding Ziamatic, Model SAC-44-E, aluminum alloy, Quick-Choc
wheel blocks, with easy-grip handle provided.
WHEEL CHOCK BRACKETS
There will be one (1) pair of Zico, Model SQCH-44-H, horizontal mounting wheel chock
brackets provided for the Ziamatic, Model SAC-44-E, folding wheel chocks. The brackets will
be made of aluminum and consist of a quick release spring loaded rod to hold the wheel chocks
in place. The brackets will be mounted driver's side forward of the wheels.
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
A vehicle control system will be provided as an integral part of the ABS brake system from
Meritor Wabco.
The system will monitor and update the lateral acceleration of the vehicle and compare it to a
critical threshold where a side roll event may occur. If the critical threshold is met, the vehicle
control system will automatically reduce engine RPM, engage the engine retarder (if equipped),
and selectively apply brakes to the individual wheel ends of the front and rear axles to reduce the
possibility of a side roll event.
The system will monitor directional stability through a lateral accelerometer, steer angle sensor
and yaw rate sensor. If spinout or drift out is detected, the vehicle control system will selectively
apply brakes to the individual wheel ends of the front and rear axles to bring the vehicle back to
its intended direction.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
The vehicle will be equipped with a Wabco 6S6M, anti-lock braking system. The ABS will
provide a six (6) channel anti-lock braking control on both the front and rear wheels. A digitally
controlled system that utilizes microprocessor technology will control the anti-lock braking
system. Each wheel will be monitored by the system. When any wheel begins to lockup, a
signal will be sent to the control unit. This control unit will then reduce the braking of that wheel
for a fraction of a second and then reapply the brake. This anti-lock brake system will eliminate
the lockup of any wheel thus helping to prevent the apparatus from skidding out of control.
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AUTOMATIC TRACTION CONTROL
An anti-slip feature will be included with the ABS. The Automatic Traction Control will be used
for traction in poor road and weather conditions. The Automatic Traction Control will act as an
electronic differential lock that will not allow a driving wheel to spin, thereby supplying traction
at all times. The ABS electronic control unit (ECU) will work with the engine ECU, sharing
information concerning wheel slip. Engine ECU will use information to control engine speed,
allowing only as much throttle application as required for the available traction, regardless of
how much the driver is asking for. A "mud/snow" switch will be provided on the instrument
panel. Activation of the switch will allow additional tire slip to let the truck climb out and get on
top of deep snow or mud.
BRAKES
The service brake system will be full air type.
The front brakes will be Knorr/Bendix disc type with a 17.00" ventilated rotor for improved
stopping distance.
The brake system will be certified, third party inspected, for improved stopping distance.
The rear brakes will be Meritor™ 16.50" x 7.00" cam operated with automatic slack adjusters.
Dust shields will be provided.
AIR COMPRESSOR, BRAKE SYSTEM
The air compressor will be a Bendix®, Model BA-921, with 15.80 cubic feet per minute output
at 1,250 rpm.
BRAKE SYSTEM
The brake system will include:
- Bendix dual brake treadle valve with vinyl covered foot surface
- Heated automatic moisture ejector on air dryer
- Total air system capacity of 6,653 cubic inches
- Two (2) air pressure gauges with a red warning light and an audible alarm, that
activates when air pressure falls below 60 psi
- Spring set parking brake system
- Parking brake operated by a push-pull style control valve
- A parking "brake on" indicator light on instrument panel
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BRAKE SYSTEM - CONTINUED
- Park brake relay/inversion and anti-compounding valve, in conjunction with a double
check valve system, will be provided with an automatic spring brake application at 40 psi
- A pressure protection valve will be provided to prevent all air operated accessories
from drawing air from the air system when the system pressure drops below 80 psi (550
kPa).
The air tank will be primed and painted to meet a minimum 750 hour salt spray test.
To reduce the effects of corrosion, the air tank will be mounted with stainless steel brackets.
BRAKE SYSTEM AIR DRYER
The air dryer will be WABCO System Saver 1200 with spin-on coalescing filter cartridge and
100 watt heater.
BRAKE LINES
Color-coded nylon brake lines will be provided. The lines will be wrapped in a heat protective
loom in the chassis areas that are subject to excessive heat.
AIR INLET
One (1) air inlet with male coupling will be provided. It will allow station air to be supplied to
the apparatus brake system through a shoreline hose. The inlet will be located in the driver side
lower step well of cab. A check valve will be provided to prevent reverse flow of air. The inlet
will discharge into the "wet" tank of the brake system. A mating female coupling will also be
provided with the loose equipment.
ALL WHEEL LOCK-UP
An additional all wheel lock-up system will be installed which applies air to the front brakes
only. The standard spring brake control valve system will be used for the rear.
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ENGINE
The chassis will be powered by an electronically controlled engine as described below:
Make:
Model:
Power:
Torque:
Governed
Speed:
Emissions
Level:
Fuel:
Cylinders:
Displacement:
Starter:
Fuel Filters:
Coolant Filter:
Detroit™
DD13®
500 hp at 1800 rpm
1650 lb-ft at 1200 rpm
2080 rpm
EPA 2013
Diesel
Six (6)
781 cubic inches (12.8L)
Delco Remy 39MT™
Dual cartridge style with check valve, water separator, and water in fuel
sensor
Cartridge style with shut off valves on the supply and return line
The engine will include On-board diagnostics (OBD), which provides self-diagnostic and
reporting. The system will give the owner or repair technician access to state of health
information for various vehicle sub systems. The system will monitor vehicle systems, engine
and aftertreatment. The system will illuminate a malfunction indicator light on the dash console
if a problem is detected.
HIGH IDLE
A high idle switch will be provided, inside the cab, on the instrument panel, that will
automatically maintain a preset engine rpm. A switch will be installed, at the cab instrument
panel, for activation/deactivation.
The high idle will be operational only when the parking brake is on and the truck transmission is
in neutral. A green indicator light will be provided, adjacent to the switch. The light will
illuminate when the above conditions are met. The light will be labeled "OK to Engage High
Idle."
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ENGINE BRAKE
A Jacobs® engine brake is to be installed with the controls located on the instrument panel
within easy reach of the driver.
The driver will be able to turn the engine brake system on/off and have a high, medium and low
setting.
The engine brake will be installed in such a manner that when the engine brake is slowing the
vehicle the brake lights are activated.
The ABS system will automatically disengage the auxiliary braking device when required.
CLUTCH FAN
A Horton® fan clutch will be provided. The fan clutch will be automatic when the pump
transmission is in "Road" position, and fully engaged in "Pump" position.
ENGINE AIR INTAKE
The air intake with an ember separator will be mounted high on the passenger side of the cab, to
the front of the crew cab door. The ember separator is designed to prevent road dirt and
recirculating hot air from entering the engine. The ember separator will be easily accessible
through a hinged stainless steel grille, with one (1) flush quarter turn latch.
EXHAUST SYSTEM
The exhaust system will include a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a selective catalytic
reduction (SCR) device to meet current EPA standards. The exhaust system will be stainless
steel from the turbo to the inlet of the SCR device and will be 5.00" in diameter. An insulation
wrap will be provided on all exhaust pipes between the turbo and SCR to minimize the transfer
of heat to the cab. The exhaust will terminate horizontally ahead of the passenger side rear
wheels. A tailpipe diffuser will be provided to reduce the temperature of the exhaust as it exits.
Heat deflector shields will be provided to isolate chassis and body components from the heat of
the tailpipe diffuser.
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RADIATOR
The radiator and the complete cooling system will meet or exceed NFPA and engine
manufacturer cooling system standards.
For maximum cooling performance, the radiator core will be made of copper fins having a
serpentine design, soldered to brass tubes. The tubes will be welded to brass headers using the
patented Beta-Weld process for increased strength, longer road life and solder-bloom corrosion
protection. The radiator core will have a minimum frontal area of 1,396 square inches. Steel
supply and return tanks will be bolted to the core headers and steel side channels to complete the
radiator assembly. The radiator will be compatible with commercial antifreeze solutions.
The radiator will be mounted in such a manner as to prevent the development of leaks caused by
twisting or straining when the apparatus operates over uneven ground. The radiator assembly
will be isolated from the chassis frame rails with rubber isolators.
The radiator will include an integral de-aeration tank, with a remote-mounted overflow tank. For
visual coolant level inspection, the radiator will have a built-in sight glass. The radiator will be
equipped with a 15 psi pressure relief cap.
A drain port will be located at the lowest point of the cooling system and/or the bottom of the
radiator to permit complete flushing of the coolant from the system.
A heavy-duty fan will draw in fresh, cool air through the radiator. Shields or baffles will be
provided to prevent recirculation of hot air to the inlet side of the radiator.
COOLANT LINES
Gates, or Goodyear, rubber hose will be used for all engine coolant lines installed by Pierce
Manufacturing.
Hose clamps will be stainless steel constant torque type to prevent coolant leakage. They will
expand and contract according to coolant system temperature thereby keeping a constant
clamping pressure on the hose.
FUEL TANK
A 65 gallon fuel tank will be provided and mounted at the rear of the chassis. The tank will be
constructed of 12-gauge, hot rolled steel. It will be equipped with swash partitions and a vent.
To eliminate the effects of corrosion, the fuel tank will be mounted with stainless steel straps.
A 0.75" drain plug will be located in a low point of the tank for drainage.
A fill inlet will be located on the left hand side of the body and is covered with a hinged, spring
loaded, stainless steel door that is marked "Ultra Low Sulfur - Diesel Fuel Only."
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FUEL TANK - CONTINUED
A 0.50" diameter vent will be installed from tank top to just below fuel fill inlet.
The fuel tank will meet all FHWA 393.67 requirements including a fill capacity of 95 percent of
tank volume.
All fuel lines will be provided as recommended by the engine manufacturer.
DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID TANK
A 4.5 gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank will be provided and mounted in the driver's side
body forward of the rear axle.
A 0.50" drain plug will be provided in a low point of the tank for drainage.
A fill inlet will be located on the driver's side of the body and be covered with a hinged, spring
loaded, polished stainless steel door that is marked "Diesel Exhaust Fluid Only".
The tank will meet the engine manufacturer’s requirement for 10 percent expansion space in the
event of tank freezing.
The tank will include an integrated heater unit that utilizes engine coolant to thaw the DEF in the
event of freezing.
FUEL COOLER
An air to fuel cooler will be installed in the engine fuel return line.
TRANSMISSION
An Allison 5th generation, Model EVS 4000P, electronic, torque converting, automatic
transmission will be provided.
The transmission will be equipped with prognostics to monitor oil life, filter life, and
transmission health. A wrench icon on the shift selector's digital display will indicate when
service is due.
Two (2) PTO openings will be located on left side and top of converter housing (positions 8
o'clock and 1 o'clock).
A transmission temperature gauge with red light and buzzer will be installed on the cab
instrument panel.
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TRANSMISSION SHIFTER
A six (6)-speed push button shift module will be mounted to right of driver on console. Shift
position indicator will be indirectly lit for after dark operation.
The transmission ratio will be:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
R
3.51 to 1.00
1.91 to 1.00
1.43 to 1.00
1.00 to 1.00
0.75 to 1.00
0.64 to 1.00
4.80 to 1.00
TRANSMISSION COOLER
A transmission oil cooler will be provided that is integral to the radiator and located at the
bottom of the radiator. The cooler will use engine coolant to control the transmission oil
temperature.
DRIVELINE
Drivelines will be a heavy-duty metal tube and be equipped with Spicer® 1810 universal joints.
The shafts will be dynamically balanced before installation.
A splined slip joint will be provided in each driveshaft. The slip joint will be coated with
Glidecoat® or equivalent.
STEERING
Dual Sheppard, Model M110, steering gears, with integral heavy-duty power steering, will be
provided. For reduced system temperatures, the power steering will incorporate an air to oil
cooler and an Eaton, Model VN20, hydraulic pump with integral pressure and flow control. All
power steering lines will have wire braded lines with crimped fittings.
A tilt and telescopic steering column will be provided to improve fit for a broader range of driver
configurations.
STEERING WHEEL
The steering wheel will be 18.00" in diameter, have tilting and telescoping capabilities, and a 2spoke design.
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LOGO AND CUSTOMER DESIGNATION ON HORN BUTTON
The steering wheel will have an emblem containing the Pierce logo and customer name. The
emblem will have three (3) rows of text for the customer's department name. There will be a
maximum of eight (8) characters in the first row, 11 characters in the second row and 11
characters in the third row.
The first row of text will be: to be determined by the purchaser
The second row of text will be: to be determined by the purchaser
The third row of text will be: to be determined by the purchaser
BUMPER
A one (1)-piece, ten (1) gauge, 304-2B type polished stainless steel bumper, a minimum of
10.00" high, will be attached to a bolted modular extension frame constructed of 50,000 psi
tensile steel C channel mounted directly behind it to provide adequate support strength.
The bumper will be extended 19.00" from front face of cab.
Documentation will be provided, upon request to show that the options selected have been
engineered for fit-up and approval for this modular bumper extension. A chart will be provided
to indicate the option locations and will include, but not be limited to the following options: air
horns, mechanical sirens, speakers, hose trays (with hose capacities), winches, lights, discharge,
and suction connections.
GRAVEL PAN
A gravel pan, constructed of bright aluminum treadplate, will be furnished between the bumper
and cab face. The gravel pan will be properly supported from the underside to prevent flexing
and vibration of the aluminum treadplate.
LIFT AND TOW MOUNTS
Mounted to the frame extension will be lift and tow mounts. The lift and tow mounts will be
designed and positioned to adapt to certain tow truck lift systems.
The lift and tow mounts with eyes will be painted the same color as the frame.
TOW HOOKS
No tow hooks are to be provided. This truck will be equipped with a lift and tow package with
integral tow eyes.
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CAB
The Arrow XT cab will be designed specifically for the fire service and will be manufactured by
the chassis builder.
The cab will be built by the apparatus manufacturer in a facility located on the manufacturer's
premises.
For reasons of structural integrity and enhanced occupant protection, the cab will be of heavy
duty design, constructed to the following minimal standards.
The cab will have 12 main vertical structural members located in the A-pillar (front cab corner
posts), B-pillar (side center posts), C-pillar (rear corner posts) and rear wall areas. The A-pillar
will be constructed of solid A356-T5 aluminum. The B-pillar and C-pillar will be constructed
from 0.25" heavy wall extrusions. The rear wall will be constructed of two (2) 4.00" x 2.00"
outer aluminum extrusions and two (2) 3.00" x 2.00" inner aluminum extrusions. All main
vertical structural members will run from the floor to 6.50" x 4.875" x 0.1875" thick roof
extrusions to provide a cage-like structure with the A-pillar and roof extrusions being welded
into a 0.36" thick corner casting at each of the front corners of the roof assembly.
The front of the cab will be constructed of a 0.25" thick gusset plate, covered with a 0.090" front
skin (for a total thickness of 0.34"), and reinforced with a 95.00" wide x 11.13" deep x 0.50"
thick cross-cab support located just below the windshield. The cross-cab support will run the full
width of the cab and weld to each A-pillar, the 0.25" thick gusset plate and the front skin.
The cab floors will be constructed of 0.1875" thick aluminum plate and reinforced at the firewall
with an additional 0.50" thick cross-floor support providing a total thickness of 0.6875" of
structural material at the front floor area. The front floor area will also be supported with one (1)
0.50" plate bolted to one (1) 0.78" plate that also provides the mounting point for the cab lift.
This tubing will run from the front of the cab to the 0.187" thick engine tunnel, creating the
structure to support the forces created when lifting the cab.
The cab will be 94.75" wide (outside door skin to outside door skin) to maintain maximum
maneuverability.
The forward cab section will have an overall height (from the cab roof to the ground) of
approximately 103.00". The crew cab section will have a 10.00" raised roof, with an overall cab
height of approximately 113.00". The overall height listed will be calculated based on a truck
configuration with the lowest suspension weight ratings, the smallest diameter tires for the
suspension, no water weight, no loose equipment weight, and no personnel weight. Larger tires,
wheels, and suspension will increase the overall height listed.
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CAB -CONTINUED
The raised roof section of the crew cab will have a 58.00" wide x 10.00" high square notch in the
center section of the roof. This will allow the aerial device to be bedded in the same location as
a non-raised roof.
The floor to ceiling height inside the crew cab will be 54.00" in the center and 69.25" in the
outboard positions.
The crew cab floor will measure 40.12" from rear wall to the back side of engine tunnel.
The engine tunnel, at the rearward highest point (knee level), will measure 47.75" to the back
wall.
The crew cab will be of the totally enclosed design with access doors constructed in the same
manner as the driver and passenger doors.
The cab will be a full tilt cab style.
A 3-point cab mount system with rubber isolators will improve ride quality by isolating chassis
vibrations from the cab.
INTERIOR CAB INSULATION
The cab will include 1.50" insulation in the ceiling and side walls, and 2.00" insulation in the
rear wall to maximize acoustic absorption and thermal insulation.
ENGINE TUNNEL
Engine hood side walls will be constructed of 0.50" aluminum. The top will be constructed of
0.19" aluminum and will be tapered at the top to allow for more driver and passenger elbow
room.
The engine hood will be insulated for protection from heat and sound. The noise insulation
keeps the dBA level within the limits stated in the current NFPA series 1900 pamphlet.
FENDER LINERS
Full circular inner fender liners in the wheel wells will be provided.
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WINDSHIELD
A curved safety glass windshield will be provided with over 2,754 square inches of clear viewing
area. The cab windshield will have bright trim inserts in the rubber molding holding the glass in
place. Economical windshield replacement glass will be readily available from local auto glass
suppliers.
All cab glass will be tinted.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
Two (2) electric windshield wipers with washer will be provided that meet FMVSS and SAE
requirements.
The washer reservoir will be able to be filled without raising the cab.
GLOVE BOX
A glove box with a drop-down door will be installed in the front dash panel in front of the
officer's position.
CAB REAR WALL EXTERIOR COVERING
The exterior surface of the rear wall of the cab will be overlaid with bright aluminum treadplate
except for areas that are not typically visible when the cab is lowered.
CAB LIFT
A hydraulic cab lift system will be provided consisting of an electric powered hydraulic pump,
dual lift cylinders, and necessary hoses and valves.
Lift controls will be on a panel located on the pump panel or front area of the body in a
convenient location.
The engine will be easily accessible and capable of being removed with the cab tilted. The cab
will be capable of tilting 45 degrees and 90 degrees with crane assist.
Cab will be locked down by a two (2)-point automatic spring-loaded hook mechanism that
actuates after the cab has been lowered.
The hydraulic cylinders will be equipped with a velocity fuse that protects the cab from
accidentally descending when the control is located in the tilt position.
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CAB LIFT - CONTINUED
For increased safety, a redundant mechanical stay arm will be provided that must be manually
put in place on the driver side between the chassis and cab frame when the cab is in the raised
position. This device will be manually stowed to its original position before the cab can be
lowered.
Cab Lift Interlock
The cab lift system will be interlocked to the parking brake. The cab tilt mechanism will be
active only when the parking brake is set and the ignition switch is in the on position. If the
parking brake is released, the cab tilt mechanism will be disabled.
GRILLE
A bright finished aluminum mesh grille screen, inserted behind a bright finished grille surround,
will be provided on the front center of the cab.
DOOR JAMB SCUFFPLATES
All cab door jambs will be furnished with a polished stainless steel scuffplate, mounted on the
striker side of the jamb.
SIDE OF CAB MOLDING
Chrome molding will be provided on both sides of cab.
MIRRORS
A Retrac, Model 613423, dual vision, motorized, west coast style mirror, with chrome finish,
will be mounted on each side of the front cab door with spring loaded retractable arms. The flat
glass and convex glass will be heated and adjustable with remote control within reach of the
driver.
DOORS
To enhance entry and egress to the cab, the forward cab doors will be a minimum of 37.50" wide
x 61.75" high. The crew cab doors will be located on the sides of the cab and will be constructed
in the same manner as the forward cab doors. The crew cab doors will measure a minimum of
34.88" wide x 71.75" high.
The forward cab and crew cab doors will be constructed of extruded aluminum with a nominal
material thickness of 0.125". The exterior door skins will be constructed from 0.090" aluminum.
A flush mounted, chrome plated paddle type door handle will be provided on the exterior of each
cab door. Each door will also be provided with an interior flush paddle handle.
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DOORS - CONTINUED
The cab doors will be provided with both interior (rotary knob) and exterior (keyed) locks as
required by FMVSS 206. The locks will be capable of activating when the doors are open or
closed. The doors will remain locked if locks are activated when the doors are opened, then
closed.
A full length, heavy duty, stainless steel, piano-type hinge with a 0.38" pin and 11 gauge leaf
will be provided on all cab doors. There will be double automotive-type rubber seals around the
perimeter of the door framing and door edges to ensure a weather-tight fit.
A chrome grab handle will be provided on the inside of each cab and crew cab door.
The cab steps at each door location will be located below the cab doors and will be exposed to
the exterior of the cab.
DOOR PANELS
There will be a full height polished stainless steel door panel installed on the inside of all cab
doors. The cab door panels will be removable without disconnecting door and window
mechanisms.
MANUAL CAB DOOR WINDOWS
All cab entry doors will contain a conventional roll down window.
CAB STEPS
The forward cab and crew cab access steps will be a full size two (2) step design to provide
largest possible stepping surfaces for safe ingress and egress. The bottom steps will be designed
with a grip pattern punched into bright aluminum treadplate material to provide support, slip
resistance, and drainage. The bottom steps will be a bolt-in design to minimize repair costs
should they need to be replaced. The forward cab steps will be a minimum 24.75" wide, and the
crew cab steps will be 21.25" wide with an 8.00" minimum depth. The inside cab steps will not
exceed 18.00" in height and be limited to two (2) steps. Three (3) step entrance designs will not
be acceptable due to safety concerns. A slip-resistant handrail will be provided adjacent to each
cab door opening to assist during cab ingress and egress.
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STEP LIGHTS
For reduced overall maintenance costs compared to incandescent lighting, there will be four (4)
white LED step lights provided. The lights will be installed at each cab and crew cab door, one
(1) per step. The lights will be located in the driver side front doorstep, driver side crew cab
doorstep, passenger side front doorstep and passenger side crew cab doorstep.
In order to ensure exceptional illumination, each light will provide a minimum of 25 foot-candles
(fc) covering an entire 15.00" x 15.00" square placed 10.00" below the light and a minimum of
1.5 fc covering an entire 30.00" x 30.00" square at the same 10.00" distance below the light.
The lights will be activated when the adjacent door is opened.
FENDER CROWNS
Stainless steel fender crowns will be installed at the cab wheel openings. The fender crowns will
have a radius outside corner that will allow the fender crown to extend out further than the
standard width crown, thus extending beyond the sidewall of the front tires and allow the crew
cab doors to open fully.
CREW CAB WINDOWS
One (1) fixed window with tinted glass will be provided on each side of the cab, to the rear of the
front cab door. The windows will be sized to enhance light penetration into the cab interior. The
windows will measure 17.50" wide x 21.00" high.
CAB INTERIOR
The left and right side dash and center console will be a flat faced design to provide easy
maintenance and will be constructed out of painted aluminum.
The engine tunnel will be padded and covered with 46 ounce leather grain vinyl resistant to oil,
grease and mildew.
The headliner will be installed in both forward and rear cab sections. Headliner material will be
vinyl. A sound barrier will be part of its composition. Material will be installed on aluminum
sheet and securely fastened to interior cab ceiling.
Forward portion of cab headliner will provide easy access for servicing electrical wiring or for
other maintenance needs without removing the entire unit.
CAB INTERIOR UPHOLSTERY
The cab interior upholstery will be dark silver gray.
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CAB INTERIOR PAINT
A rich looking interior will be provided by painting all the metal surfaces inside the cab gray,
vinyl texture paint.
CAB FLOOR
The cab and crew cab floor areas will be covered with Polydamp™ acoustical floor mat
consisting of a black pyramid rubber facing and closed cell foam decoupler.
The top surface of the material has a series of raised pyramid shapes evenly spaced, which offer
a superior grip surface. Additionally, the material has a 0.25" thick closed cell foam, no water
absorption, which offers a sound dampening material for reducing sound levels.
CAB DEFROSTER
There will be a 41,000 BTU defroster in the cab located under the engine tunnel.
The defroster ventilation will be built into the design of the cab dash instrument panel and will
be easily removable for maintenance.
The defroster will have a 3-speed blower and temperature controls accessible to the driver and
officer.
The defroster ducts will be designed to provide maximum defrosting capabilities for the front cab
windows.
CAB/CREW CAB HEATERS
Two (2) auxiliary heaters with 32,000 BTU each will be provided in the cab. The heaters will
have a 3-speed blower and temperature controls accessible to the driver and officer. There will
also be louvers located below the rear facing seat riser and below the driver and officer positions
for airflow.
The heaters will be mounted, one (1) within each rear facing seat riser.
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AIR CONDITIONING
A high-performance, 24-volt DC customized air conditioning system will be furnished inside the
cab and crew cab. A 19.10 cubic inch compressor will be installed on the engine.
The air conditioning system will be capable of cooling the average cab temperature from 100
degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees Fahrenheit at 50 percent relative humidity within 30 minutes.
The cooling performance test will be run only after the cab has been heat soaked at 100 degrees
Fahrenheit for a minimum of 4 hours.
A roof-mounted condenser that meets and exceeds the performance specification will be installed
on the cab roof. Mounting the condenser below the cab or body would reduce the performance
of the system and will not be acceptable.
An evaporator unit that meets and exceeds the performance specification will be installed in the
cab, located in the center of the cab ceiling over the engine tunnel. The evaporator will include
two (2) high performance cores and plenums with multiple outlets, one (1) plenum directed to
the front and one (1) plenum directed to the rear of the cab.
The evaporator unit will be provided with adjustable air outlets strategically located to direct air
flow to the driver, officer and crew cab area.
All hose used will be class 1 type to reduce moisture ingression into the air conditioning system.
The air conditioner refrigerant will be R-134A and will be installed by a certified technician.
The air conditioner will be controlled by a single electronic control panel. For ease of operation,
the control panel will include variable adjustment for temperature and fan control and be
conveniently located on the dash in clear view of the driver. The control panel will include
robust knobs for both fan speed and temperature adjustment.
SUN VISORS
Two (2) smoked Lexan™ sun visors provided. The sun visors will be located above the
windshield with one (1) mounted on each side of the cab.
There will be no retention bracket provided to help secure each sun visor in the stowed position.
GRAB HANDLE
A black rubber covered grab handle will be mounted on the lower portion of the driver's side cab
entrance to assist in entering the cab. The grab handle will be securely mounted to the post area
between the door and steering wheel column.
A long rubber grab handle will be mounted on the dash board in front of the officer.
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT LIGHT
An engine compartment light will be installed under the engine hood, of which the switch is an
integral part. Light will have a .125" diameter hole in its lens to prevent moisture retention.
ACCESS TO ENGINE DIPSTICKS
For access to the engine oil and transmission fluid dipsticks, there will be a door on the engine
tunnel, inside the crew cab. The door will be on the rear wall of the engine tunnel, on the
vertical surface. The door will be 17.75" wide x 12.75" high and be flush with the wall of the
engine tunnel.
The engine oil dipstick will allow for checking only. The transmission dipstick will allow for
both checking and filling. An additional tube will be provided for filling the engine oil.
The door will have a rubber seal for thermal and acoustic insulation. One (1) flush latch will be
provided on the access door.
SEATING CAPACITY
The seating capacity in the cab will be six (6).
DRIVER SEAT
A seat will be provided in the cab for the driver. The seat design will be a cam action type, with
air suspension. For increased convenience, the seat will include a manual control to adjust the
horizontal position (6.00" travel). The manual horizontal control will be a towel-bar style
located below the forward part of the seat cushion. To provide flexibility for multiple driver
configurations, the seat will have an adjustable reclining back. The seat back will be a high back
style with side bolster pads for maximum support. For optimal comfort, the seat will be provided
with 17.00" deep foam cushions designed with EVC (elastomeric vibration control).
The seat will be furnished with a 3-point, shoulder type seat belt. The seat belt tongue will be
stored at waist position for quick application by the seat occupant. The seat belt receptacle will
be provided on a cable conveniently nested next to the seat cushion, providing easy accessibility.
The seat belt will be furnished with dual automatic retractors that will provide ease of operation
in the normal seating position.
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OFFICER SEAT
A seat will be provided in the cab for the passenger. The seat will be a fixed type, with no
suspension. For optimal comfort, the seat will be provided with 17.00" deep foam cushions
designed with EVC (elastomeric vibration control). To ensure safe operation, the seat will be
equipped with seat belt sensors in the seat cushion and belt receptacle that will activate an alarm
indicating a seat is occupied but not buckled.
The seat back will be an SCBA back style with 5 degree fixed recline angle. The SCBA cavity
will be adjustable from front to rear in 1.00" increments, to accommodate different sized SCBA
cylinders. Moving the SCBA cavity will be accomplished by unbolting, relocating, and rebolting it in the desired location.
The seat will be furnished with a 3-point, shoulder type seat belt. The seat belt tongue will be
stored at waist position for quick application by the seat occupant. The seat belt receptacle will
be provided on a cable conveniently nested next to the seat cushion, providing easy accessibility.
The seat belt will be furnished with dual automatic retractors that will provide ease of operation
in the normal seating position.
RADIO COMPARTMENT
A radio compartment will be provided under the officer's seat.
The inside compartment dimensions will be 14.00" wide x 7.50" high x 14.50" deep.
A drop-down door with a chrome plated lift and turn latch will be provided for access.
The compartment will be constructed of smooth aluminum and painted to match the cab interior.
REAR FACING DRIVER SIDE OUTBOARD SEAT
There will be one (1) rear facing seat provided at the driver side outboard position in the crew
cab. For optimal comfort, the seat will be provided with 15.00" deep foam cushions designed
with EVC (elastomeric vibration control). To ensure safe operation, the seat will be equipped
with seat belt sensors in the seat cushion and belt receptacle that will activate an alarm indicating
a seat is occupied but not buckled.
The seat back will be an SCBA back style with 5 degree fixed recline angle. The SCBA cavity
will be adjustable from front to rear in 1.00" increments, to accommodate different sized SCBA
cylinders. Moving the SCBA cavity will be accomplished by unbolting, relocating, and rebolting it in the desired location.
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REAR FACING DRIVER SIDE OUTBOARD SEAT - CONTINUED
The seat will be furnished with a 3-point, shoulder type seat belt. The seat belt tongue will be
stored at waist position for quick application by the seat occupant. The seat belt receptacle will
be provided on a cable conveniently nested next to the seat cushion, providing easy accessibility.
The seat belt will be furnished with dual automatic retractors that will provide ease of operation
in the normal seating position.
REAR FACING PASSENGER SIDE OUTBOARD SEAT
There will be one (1) rear facing seat provided at the passenger side outboard position in the
crew cab. For optimal comfort, the seat will be provided with 15.00" deep foam cushions
designed with EVC (elastomeric vibration control). To ensure safe operation, the seat will be
equipped with seat belt sensors in the seat cushion and belt receptacle that will activate an alarm
indicating a seat is occupied but not buckled.
The seat back will be an SCBA back style with 5 degree fixed recline angle. The SCBA cavity
will be adjustable from front to rear in 1.00" increments, to accommodate different sized SCBA
cylinders. Moving the SCBA cavity will be accomplished by unbolting, relocating, and rebolting it in the desired location.
The seat will be furnished with a 3-point, shoulder type seat belt. The seat belt tongue will be
stored at waist position for quick application by the seat occupant. The seat belt receptacle will
be provided on a cable conveniently nested next to the seat cushion, providing easy accessibility.
The seat belt will be furnished with dual automatic retractors that will provide ease of operation
in the normal seating position.
FORWARD FACING CENTER SEATS
There will be two (2) forward facing seats provided at the center position in the crew cab. For
optimal comfort, the seats will be provided with 15.00" deep foam cushions designed with EVC
(elastomeric vibration control). To ensure safe operation, the seats will be equipped with seat
belt sensors in the seat cushion and belt receptacle that will activate an alarm indicating a seat is
occupied but not buckled.
The seat back will be an SCBA style with 90 degree back. The SCBA cavity will be adjustable
from front to rear in 1.00" increments to accommodate different sized SCBA cylinders. Moving
the SCBA cavity will be accomplished by unbolting, relocating, and re-bolting it in the desired
location.
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FORWARD FACING CENTER SEATS - CONTINUED
The seats will be furnished with 3-point shoulder type seat belts. The seat belt tongue will be
stored at waist position for quick application by the seat occupant. The seat belt receptacle will
be provided on a cable conveniently nested next to the seat cushion providing easy accessibility.
The seat belts will be furnished with dual automatic retractors that will provide ease of operation
in the normal seating position.
SEAT UPHOLSTERY
All seat upholstery will be gray Turnout Tuff material.
AIR BOTTLE HOLDERS
All SCBA type seats in the cab will have a "Hands-Free" auto clamp style bracket in its backrest.
For efficiency and convenience, the bracket will include an automatic spring clamp that allows
the occupant to store the SCBA bottle by simply pushing it into the seat back. For protection of
all occupants in the cab, in the event of an accident, the inertial components within the clamp
will constrain the SCBA bottle in the seat and will exceed the NFPA standard of 9G. Bracket
designs with manual restraints (belts, straps, buckles) that could be inadvertently left unlocked
and allow the SCBA to move freely within the cab during an accident, will not be acceptable.
There will be a quantity of five (5) SCBA brackets.
SEAT BELTS
All seating positions in the cab and crew cab will have red seat belts.
The belts will also include the Ready Reach® D-loop assembly to the shoulder belt system. The
Ready Reach feature adds an extender arm to the D-loop location placing the D-loop in a closer,
easier to reach location.
SHOULDER HARNESS HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
All seating positions furnished with 3-point shoulder type seat belts will include a height
adjustment. This adjustment will optimize the belts effectiveness and comfort for the seated
firefighter.
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SEAT BELT MONITORING SYSTEM
A seat belt monitoring system (SBMS) will be provided. The SBMS will be capable of
monitoring up to ten (10) seat positions indicating the status of each seat position with a green or
red LED indicator as follows:
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Seat Occupied & Buckled = Green
Seat Occupied & Unbuckled = Red
No Occupant & Buckled = Red
No Occupant & Unbuckled = Not Illuminated
Audible Alarm
The SBMS will include an audible alarm that will be activated when a red illumination condition
exists and the parking brake is released, or a red illumination condition exists and the
transmission is not in park.
HELMET STORAGE, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, section 14.1.8.4.1 requires a location for helmet storage be provided.
There is no helmet storage on the apparatus as manufactured. The fire department will provide a
location for storage of helmets.
CAB DOME LIGHTS
There will be four (4) dual LED dome lights with grey bezels provided. Two (2) lights will be
mounted above the inside shoulder of the driver and officer and two (2) lights will be installed
and located, one (1) on each side of the crew cab.
The color of the LED's will be red and white.
The white LED's will be controlled by the door switches and the lens switch.
The color LED's will be controlled by the lens switch.
In order to ensure exceptional illumination, each white LED dome light will provide a minimum
of 10.1 foot-candles (fc) covering an entire 20.00" x 20.00" square seating position when
mounted 40.00" above the seat.
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OVERHEAD MAP LIGHTS
There will be two (2) white halogen, round adjustable map lights installed in the cab:
 One (1) overhead in front of the driving position.
 One (1) overhead in front of the passenger's position.
Each light will include a switch on the light housing.
The light switches will be connected directly to the battery switched power.
PORTABLE HAND LIGHTS, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, section 9.8.3 requires two portable hand lights mounted in brackets
fastened to the apparatus.
The hand lights are not on the apparatus as manufactured. The fire department will provide and
mount these hand lights.
CAB INSTRUMENTATION
The cab instrument panel will include gauges, telltale indicator lamps, control switches, alarms,
and a diagnostic panel. The function of the instrument panel controls and switches will be
identified by a label adjacent to each item. Actuation of the headlight switch will illuminate the
labels in low light conditions. Telltale indicator lamps will not be illuminated unless necessary.
The cab instruments and controls will be conveniently located within the forward cab section,
forward of the driver. The gauge assembly and switch panels are designed to be removable for
ease of service and low cost of ownership.
GAUGES
The gauge panel will include the following ten (10) black faced gauges with black bezels to
monitor vehicle performance:
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Voltmeter Gauge (volts):
o Low volts (11.8 VDC)
 Amber telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
o High volts (15.5 VDC)
 Amber telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
Engine Tachometer (RPM)
Speedometer MPH
Fuel Level Gauge (Empty - Full in fractions):
o Low fuel (1/8 full)
 Amber telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
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GAUGES - CONTINUED
 Engine Oil Pressure Gauge (PSI):
o Low oil pressure to activate engine warning lights and alarms
 Red telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
 Front Air Pressure Gauges (PSI):
o Low air pressure to activate warning lights and alarm
 Red telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
 Rear Air Pressure Gauges (PSI):
o Low air pressure to activate warning lights and alarm
 Red telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
 Transmission Oil Temperature Gauge (Fahrenheit):
o High transmission oil temperature activates warning lights and alarm
 Amber telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge (Fahrenheit):
o High engine temperature activates an engine warning light and alarms
 Red telltale light on indicator light display with steady tone alarm
 Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level Gauge (Empty - Full in fractions):
o Low fluid (1/8 full)
 Amber telltale light on indicator light display
INDICATOR LAMPS
To promote safety, the following telltale indicator lamps will be located on the instrument panel
in clear view of the driver. The indicator lamps will be "dead-front" design that is only visible
when active. The colored indicator lights will have descriptive text or symbols.
The following amber telltale lamps will be present:
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Low coolant
Trac cntl (traction control) (where applicable)
Check engine
Check trans (check transmission)
Air rest (air restriction)
Driver door open
Passenger door open
Tower (tower raised) (where applicable)
DPF (engine diesel particulate filter regeneration)
HET (engine high exhaust temperature) (where applicable)
ABS (antilock brake system)
MIL (engine emissions system malfunction indicator lamp) (where applicable)
Regen inhibit (engine emissions regeneration inhibit) (where applicable)
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INDICATOR LAMPS - CONTINUED
 Trans temp (transmission temperature)
 SRS (supplemental restraint system) fault (where applicable)
 DEF (low diesel exhaust fluid level)
 The following red telltale lamps will be present:
 Ladder rack down
 Parking brake
 Stop engine
The following green telltale lamps will be present:
 Left turn
 Right turn
 Battery on
 Ignition
 Aux brake (auxiliary brake engaged) (where applicable)
The following blue telltale lamps will be present:
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High beam
ALARMS
Audible steady tone warning alarm: A steady audible tone alarm will be provided whenever a
warning message is present.
INDICATOR LAMP AND ALARM PROVE-OUT
A system will be provided which automatically tests telltale indicator lights and alarms located
on the cab instrument panel. Telltale indicators and alarms will perform prove-out when the
ignition switch is held in the up position for three (3) to five (5) seconds to ensure proper
performance.
CONTROL SWITCHES
For ease of use, the following controls will be provided immediately adjacent to the cab
instrument panel within easy reach of the driver. All switches will have backlit labels for low
light applications.
Headlight/Parking light switch: A three (3)-position maintained rocker switch will be provided.
The first switch position will deactivate all parking and headlights. The second switch position
will activate the parking lights. The third switch will activate the headlights.
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CONTROL SWITCHES - CONTINUED
Panel back lighting intensity control switch: A variable voltage control switch will be provided.
The switch moved in the up direction increases the panel back lighting intensity to a maximum
and the switch moved in a down direction decreases the panel back lighting intensity to a
minimum level.
Ignition switch: A three (3)-position maintained/momentary rocker switch will be provided.
The first switch position will deactivate vehicle ignition. The second switch position will activate
vehicle ignition. The third momentary position will perform prove-out on the telltale indicators
and alarms when the ignition switch is held in the up position for three (3) to five (5) seconds to
ensure proper performance. A green indicator lamp is activated with vehicle ignition.
Engine start switch: A two (2)-position momentary rocker switch will be provided. The first
switch position is the default switch position. The second switch position will activate the
vehicle's engine. The switch actuator is designed to prevent accidental activation.
Hazard switch will be incorporated into the steering column.
Turn signal arm: A self-canceling turn signal with high beam headlight controls.
Windshield wiper control will have high, low, and intermittent modes.
Parking brake control: An air actuated push/pull park brake control.
Chassis horn control: Activation of the chassis horn control will be provided through the center
of the steering wheel.
CUSTOM SWITCH PANELS
The design of cab instrumentation will allow for emergency lighting and other switches to be
placed within easy reach of the operator, thus improving safety. There will be positions for up to
three (3) switch panels in the overhead console on the driver's side, up to five (5) switch panels
in the engine tunnel console, and up to three (3) switch panels in the overhead console on the
officer's side. All switches have backlit labels for low light applications.
High idle engagement switch: A maintained rocker switch with integral indicator lamp will be
provided. The switch will activate and deactivate the high idle function. The "Ok To Engage
High Idle" indicator lamp must be active for the high idle function to engage. A green indicator
lamp integral to the high idle engagement switch will indicate when the high idle function is
engaged.
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CUSTOM SWITCH PANELS - CONTINUED
"Ok To Engage High Idle" indicator lamp: A green indicator light will be provided next to the
high idle activation switch to indicate that the interlocks have been met to allow high idle
engagement.
Diesel particulate filter regeneration switch (where applicable).
Diesel particulate filter regeneration inhibit switch (where applicable).
DIAGNOSTIC PANEL
A diagnostic panel will be accessible while standing on the ground and will be located inside the
driver's side door, left of the steering column. The diagnostic panel will allow diagnostic tools
such as computers to connect to various vehicle systems for improved troubleshooting providing
a lower cost of ownership. Diagnostic switches will allow engine and ABS systems to provide
blink codes should a problem exist. The diagnostic panel will include the following:
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Engine diagnostic port
Transmission diagnostic port
ABS diagnostic port
SRS diagnostic port (where applicable)
Engine diagnostic switch (blink codes flashed on check engine telltale indicator)
ABS diagnostic switch (blink codes flashed on ABS telltale indicator)
AIR RESTRICTION INDICATOR
A high air restriction warning indicator light (electronic) will be provided.
"DO NOT MOVE APPARATUS" INDICATOR
A flashing red indicator light, located in the driving compartment, will be illuminated
automatically per the current NFPA requirements. The light will be labeled "Do Not Move
Apparatus If Light Is On."
The same circuit that activates the Do Not Move Apparatus indicator will not activate any alarm
when the parking brake is released.
OPEN DOOR INDICATOR LIGHT
There will be two (2) red indicator lights provided and located in clear view of the driver,
warning of any open passenger or equipment compartment doors.
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One (1) light will indicate status of doors on the driver's side of the vehicle
One (1) light will indicate the status of the passenger side and rear compartment doors
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CAB SWITCH PANELS
The built-in emergency light switch panel will have a master switch plus individual switches for
selective control. The switch panel will be located in the "overhead" position above the
windshield on the driver's side to allow for easy access. Switches will be rocker type with an
indicator light, of which is an integral part of the switch.
WIPER CONTROL
Wiper control will consist of a two (2)-speed individual windshield wiper control with
intermittent feature and windshield washer controls. The control will also have a "return to park"
provision, which allows the wipers to return to the stored position when the wipers are not in use.
HOURMETER - AERIAL DEVICE
A hourmeter for the aerial device will be provided and located within the cab display or
instrument panel.
AERIAL MASTER
There will be a master switch for the aerial operating electrical system provided.
AERIAL PTO SWITCH
A PTO switch for the aerial with indicator light will be provided.
VEHICLE DATA RECORDER
A vehicle data recorder (VDR) will be provided. The VDR will be capable of reading and
storing vehicle information.
The information stored on the VDR can be downloaded through a USB port mounted in a
convenient location determined by cab model. A CD provided with the apparatus will include
the programming to download the information from the VDR. A USB cable can be used to
connect the VDR to a laptop to retrieve required information.
The vehicle data recorder will be capable of recording the following data via hardwired and/or
CAN inputs:
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Vehicle Speed - MPH
Acceleration - MPH/sec
Deceleration - MPH/sec
Engine Speed - RPM
Engine Throttle Position - % of Full Throttle
ABS Event - On/Off
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VEHICLE DATA RECORDER - CONTINUED
 Seat Occupied Status - Yes/No by Position (7-12 Seating Capacity)
 Seat Belt Buckled Status - Yes/No by Position (7-12 Seating Capacity)
 Master Optical Warning Device Switch - On/Off
 Time - 24 Hour Time
 Date - Year/Month/Day
RADIO ANTENNA MOUNT
There will be one (1) standard 1.125", 18 thread antenna-mounting base(s)
installed to be determined by the purchaser on the cab roof with high
efficiency, low loss, coaxial cable(s) routed to behind the officer seat. A
weatherproof cap will be installed on the mount.
ELECTRICAL POWER CONTROL SYSTEM
A compartment will be provided in or under the cab to house the vehicle's electrical power and
signal circuit protection and control components. The power and signal protection and control
compartment will contain circuit protection devices and power control devices. Power and
signal protection and control components will be protected against corrosion, excessive heat,
excessive vibration, physical damage and water spray.
Serviceable components will be readily accessible.
Circuit protection devices, which conform to SAE standard, will be utilized to protect each
circuit. All circuit protection devices will be sized to prevent wire and component damage when
subjected to extreme current overload. General protection circuit breakers will be Type-I
automatic reset (continuously resetting) and conform to SAE J553 or J258. PTO power circuits
will be protected by Type III manual reset non-cycling circuit breakers conforming to SAE J553
or J258 which remain open until manually reset. When required, automotive type fuses
conforming to SAE J554, J1284, J1888 or J2077 will be utilized to protect electronic equipment.
Power control relays and solenoids will have a direct current (dc) rating of 125 percent of the
maximum current for which the circuit is protected.
Visual status indicators will be supplied to identify control safety interlocks and vehicle status.
In addition to visual status indicators, audible alarms designed to provide early warning of
problems before they become critical will be used.
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VOLTAGE MONITOR SYSTEM
A voltage monitor system will be provided to indicate the status of each battery system
connected to the vehicles electrical load. The monitor system will provide visual and audio
warning when the system voltage is above or below optimum levels.
POWER AND GROUND STUDS
There will be two (2) studs provided in the primary power distribution center for two-way radio
equipment.
The studs will consist of the following:
12-volt 150-amp battery switched power
12-volt 75-amp direct battery power
There will also be two (2)12-volt ground studs located in or adjacent to the power distribution
center.
EMI/RFI PROTECTION
The electrical system proposed will include means to control undesired electromagnetic and
radio frequency emissions. State of the art electrical system design and components will be used
to ensure radiated and conducted EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio frequency
interference) emissions are suppressed at their source.
The apparatus proposed will have the ability to operate in the electromagnetic environment
typically found in fire ground operations. The contractor will be able to demonstrate the EMI
and RFI testing has been done on similar apparatus and certifies that the vehicle proposed meets
SAE J551 requirements.
EMI/RFI susceptibility will be controlled by applying immune circuit designs, shielding, twisted
pair wiring and filtering. The electrical system will be designed for full compatibility with low
level control signals and high powered two-way radio communication systems. Harness and
cable routing will be given careful attention to minimize the potential for conducting and
radiated EMI-RFI susceptibility.
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ELECTRICAL HARNESSING INSTALLATION
To ensure rugged dependability, all 12-volt wiring harnesses installed by the apparatus
manufacturer will conform to the following specifications:
SAE J1128 - Low tension primary cable
SAE J1292 - Automobile, truck, truck-tractor, trailer and motor coach wiring
SAE J163 - Low tension wiring and cable terminals and splice clips
SAE J2202 - Heavy duty wiring systems for on-highway trucks
NFPA 1901 - Standard for automotive fire apparatus
FMVSS 302 - Flammability of interior materials for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger
vehicles, trucks and buses
SAE J1939 - Serial communications protocol
SAE J2030 - Heavy-duty electrical connector performance standard
SAE J2223 - Connections for on board vehicle electrical wiring harnesses
NEC - National Electrical Code
SAE J561 - Electrical terminals - Eyelet and spade type
SAE J928 - Electrical terminals - Pin and receptacle type A
Wiring will be run in loom where exposed, and have grommets or other edge protection where
wires pass through metal. Automatic reset circuit breakers will be provided which conform to
SAE standards. Wiring will be color, function and number coded. Wire colors will be integral
to each wire insulator and run the entire length of each wire. Harnessing containing multiple
wires and uses a single wire color for all wires will not be allowed. Function and number codes
will be continuously imprinted on all wiring harness conductors at 2.00" intervals. All wiring
installed between the cab and into doors will be enclosed within an expandable rubber boot to
protect the wiring.
Exterior exposed wire connectors will be positive locking, and
environmentally sealed to withstand elements such as temperature extremes, moisture and
automotive fluids.
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ELECTRICAL HARNESSING INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Electrical wiring and equipment will be installed utilizing the following guidelines:
1. All wire ends not placed into connectors will be sealed with a heat shrink end cap. All
holes made in the roof will be caulked with silicon. Large fender washers, liberally
caulked, will be used when fastening equipment to the underside of the cab roof. Any
electrical component that is installed in an exposed area will be mounted in a manner that
will not allow moisture to accumulate in it. Exposed area will be defined as any location
outside of the cab or body. For low cost of ownership, electrical components designed to
be removed for maintenance will be quickly accessible. For ease of use, a coil of wire
will be provided behind the appliance to allow them to be pulled away from the mounting
area for inspection and service work. Corrosion preventative compound will be applied
to non-waterproof electrical connectors located outside of the cab or body. All nonwaterproof connections will require this compound in the plug to prevent corrosion and
for easy separation of the plug. Any lights containing non-waterproof sockets in a
weather-exposed area will have corrosion preventative compound added to the socket
terminal area. All electrical terminals in exposed areas will have DOW 1890 protective
Coating applied completely over the metal portion of the terminal. Rubber coated metal
clamps will be used to support wire harnessing and battery cables routed along the
chassis frame rails. Heat shields will be used to protect harnessing in areas where high
temperatures exist. Harnessing passing near the engine exhaust will be protected by a
heat shield.
All braided wire harnesses will have a permanent label attached for easy identification of the
harness part number and fabrication date.
BATTERY CABLE INSTALLATION
All 12-volt battery cables and battery cable harnessing installed by the apparatus manufacturer
will conform to the following requirements:
SAE J1127 - Battery Cable
SAE J561 - Electrical terminals, eyelets and spade type
SAE J562 - Nonmetallic loom
SAE J836A - Automotive metallurgical joining
SAE J1292 - Automotive truck, truck-tractor, trailer and motor coach wiring
NFPA 1901 - Standard for automotive fire apparatus
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BATTERY CABLE INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Battery cables and battery cable harnessing will be installed utilizing the following guidelines:
2. All battery cables and battery harnesses will have a permanent label attached for easy
identification of the harness part number and fabrication date. For ease of identification
and simplified use, battery cables will be color coded. All positive battery cables will be
red in color or wrapped in red loom the entire length of the cable. All negative battery
cables will be black in color. For ease of identification, all positive battery cable isolated
studs throughout the cab and chassis will be red in color.
For increased reliability and reduced maintenance, all electrical buss bars located on the exterior
of the apparatus will be coated to prevent corrosion.
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT INSTALLATION
3. All lighting used on the apparatus will be, at a minimum, a two (2) wire light grounded
through a wired connection to the battery system. All lights and reflectors, required to
comply with Federal Vehicle Safety Standard #108, will be furnished. Rear identification
lights will be recessed mounted for protection. Lights and wiring mounted in rear
bulkheads will be protected from damage by installing a false bulkhead inside the rear
compartments.
An operational test will be conducted to ensure that any equipment that is permanently attached
to the electrical system is properly connected and in working order. The results of the tests will
be recorded and provided to the purchaser at time of delivery.
CAB SWITCHING INSTALLATION
All emergency light switches will be mounted on a separate panel installed in the cab. A master
warning light switch and individual switches will be provided to allow pre-selection of
emergency lights. The light switches will be rocker type with an internal indicator light to show
when switch is energized. All switches will be properly identified and mounted in a removable
panel for ease in servicing. Identification of the switches will be done by either printing or
etching on the switch panel. The switches and identification will be illuminated.
BATTERY SYSTEM
Four (4) 12 volt, Exide, Model 31A950X1W, group 31 batteries that include the following
features will be provided:
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950 CCA, cold cranking amps
190 amp reserve capacity
High cycle
Rating of 3800 CCA at 0 degrees Fahrenheit
760 minutes of reserve capacity
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BATTERY SYSTEM - CONTINUED
 SAE posts
Each battery case will be a black polypropylene material with a vertically ribbed container for
increased vibration resistance. The cover will be manifold vented with a central venting location
to allow a 45 degree tilt capacity.
The inside of each battery will consist of a "maintenance free" grid construction with poly
wrapped separators and a flooded epoxy bottom anchoring for maximum vibration resistance.
BATTERY SYSTEM
There will be a single starting system with an ignition switch and starter button provided and
located on the cab instrument panel.
MASTER BATTERY SWITCH
There will be a master battery switch provided within the cab within easy reach of the driver to
activate the battery system.
An indicator light will be provided on the instrument panel to notify the driver of the status of the
battery system.
BATTERY COMPARTMENTS
Batteries will be stored in well-ventilated compartments that are located under the cab and bolted
directly to the chassis frame. The battery compartments will be constructed of 0.188" steel plate
and be designed to accommodate a maximum of three (3) group 31 batteries in each
compartment. The battery hold-downs will be of a non-corrosive material. All bolts and nuts
will be stainless steel.
The compartments will include formed fit heavy duty roto-molded polyethylene battery trays
with drain tubes for the batteries to sit in.
Heavy-duty battery cables will be used to provide maximum power to the electrical system.
Cables will be color-coded.
Battery terminal connections will be coated with anti-corrosion compound. Battery solenoid
terminal connections will be encapsulated with semi-permanent rubberized compound.
JUMPER STUDS
One (1) set of battery jumper studs with plastic color-coded covers will be installed on the
bottom of the driver's side battery box. This will provide for easy jumper cable access.
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BATTERY CHARGER
There will be a Kussmaul™ 1200, Model 091-187-12-Remote, battery charger provided. A bar
graph display indicating the state of charge will be provided.
The charger will have a maximum output of 40 amps and a fully automatic regulation.
The battery charger will be wired to the AC shoreline inlet through an AC receptacle adjacent to
the battery charger.
The battery charger will be located on the right side of the cab, just to the rear of the officer seat,
over the air intake enclosure.
The battery charger indicator will be located behind the driver's door on the outside of the cab.
AUTO EJECT FOR SHORELINE
There will be one (1) Kussmaul™, Model 091-55-20-120, 20 amp 120 volt AC shoreline inlet
provided to operate the dedicated 120 volt AC circuits on the apparatus.
The shoreline inlet will include red weatherproof flip up cover.
There will be a release solenoid wired to the vehicle's starter to eject the AC connector when the
engine is starting.
The shoreline will be connected to the battery charger.
There will be a mating connector body supplied with the loose equipment.
There will be a label installed near the inlet(s) that state the following:
 Line Voltage
 Current Ratting (amps)
 Phase
 Frequency
The shoreline receptacle will be located on the driver side of cab, above wheel.
ALTERNATOR
A Delco Remy®, Model 55SI, alternator will be provided. It will have a rated output current of
430 amps, as measured by SAE method J56. The alternator will feature an integral regulator and
rectifier system that has been tested and qualified to an ambient temperature of 257 degrees
Fahrenheit (125 degrees Celsius). The alternator will be connected to the power and ground
distribution system with heavy-duty cables sized to carry the full rated alternator output.
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ELECTRONIC LOAD MANAGEMENT
There shall be a Kussmaul™, electronic load management (ELM) system will be provided that
monitors the vehicles 12-volt electrical system, and automatically reduces the electrical load in
the event of a low voltage condition and by doing so, ensures the integrity of the electrical
system.
The ELM monitors the vehicle's voltage while at the scene (parking brake applied). It will
sequentially shut down individual electrical loads when the system voltage drops below a preset
value. Five (5) separate electrical loads are controlled by the load manager. The ELM will
sequentially re-energize electrical loads as the system voltage recovers.
The (ELM) also includes sequencer function for the five (5) managed loads and two (2)
additional.
HEADLIGHTS
There will be four (4) rectangular halogen lights mounted in the front quad style, chrome
housings on each side of the cab grille:
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The outside light on each side will contain a halogen low and high beam module.
The inside light on each side will contain a halogen high beam module only.
DIRECTIONAL LIGHTS
There will be two (2) Whelen 600® series, LED combination directional/marker lights provided.
The lights will be located on the outside cab corners, next to the headlights.
The color of the lenses will be the same color as the LED's.
INTERMEDIATE LIGHT
There will be two (2) Truck-Lite®, Model 60115Y, amber LED lights furnished, one (1) each
side, horizontally in the rear fender panel. The light will double as a turn signal and marker
light.
A stainless steel trim will be included with this installation.
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CAB CLEARANCE/MARKER/ID LIGHTS
There will be seven (7) amber LED lights provided to indicate the presence and overall width of
the vehicle in the following locations:
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Three (3) amber LED identification lights will be installed in the center of the cab above
the windshield.
Two (2) amber LED clearance lights will be installed, one (1) on each outboard side of
the cab above the windshield.
Two (2) amber LED marker lights will be installed, one (1) on each side above the cab
doors.
FRONT CAB SIDE CLEARANCE/MARKER LIGHTS
There will be two (2) Truck-Lite®, Model 19036Y, amber LED lights installed to the outside of
the chrome wrap around bezel, one (1) on each side of the cab.
The lights will activate as additional directional lights with the corresponding directional circuit.
REAR CLEARANCE/MARKER/ID LIGHTING
There will be three (3) LED identification lights located at the rear installed per the following:
 As close as practical to the vertical centerline
 Centers spaced not less than 6.00" or more than 12.00" apart
 Red in color
 All at the same height
There will be two (2) LED lights installed at the rear of the apparatus used as clearance lights
located at the rear of the apparatus per the following:
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To indicate the overall width of the vehicle
One (1) each side of the vertical centerline
As near the top as practical
Red in color
To be visible from the rear
All at the same height
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REAR CLEARANCE/MARKER/ID LIGHTING - CONTINUED
There will be two (2) LED lights installed on the side of the apparatus used as marker lights as
close to the rear as practical per the following:
 To indicate the overall length of the vehicle
 One (1) each side of the vertical centerline
 As near the top as practical
 Red in color
 To be visible from the side
 All at the same height
There will be two (2) red reflectors located on the rear of the truck facing to the rear. One (1)
each side, as far to the outside as practical, at a minimum of 15.00", but no more than 60.00",
above the ground.
There will be two (2) red reflectors located on the side of the truck facing to the side. One (1)
each side, as far to the rear as practical, at a minimum of 15.00", but no more than 60.00", above
the ground.
Per FMVSS 108 and CMVSS 108 requirements.
MARKER LIGHTS
There will be one (1) pair of amber and red LED marker lights with rubber arm, located one (1)
each side rear corners of body. The amber lens will face the front and the red lens will face the
rear of the truck.
These lights will be activated with the running lights of the vehicle.
REAR FMVSS LIGHTING
There will be the following stop/tail and directional lighting provided at the rear of the truck:
 Two (2) Whelen®, Model 60BTT*, red LED stop/tail lights with color lenses
 Two (2) Whelen, Model 60A00TAR, amber LED directional lights
The lights shall be mounted in a polished combination housing.
Two (2) Whelen Model 60C00VCR, LED backup lights will be provided.
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
There will be one (1) license plate bracket mounted on the rear of the body.
A white LED light will illuminate the license plate. A polished stainless steel light shield will be
provided over the light that will direct illumination downward, preventing white light to the rear.
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LIGHTING BEZELS
Two (2) Whelen, Model PLAST4V, four (4) light chrome plated composite plastic housings will
be provided for the rear stop/tail, directional, scene lights and warning
BACK-UP ALARM
A PRECO, Model 1040, solid-state electronic audible back-up alarm that actuates when the truck
is shifted into reverse will be provided. The device will sound at 60 pulses per minute and
automatically adjust its volume to maintain a minimum ten (10) dBA above surrounding
environmental noise levels.
CAB PERIMETER SCENE LIGHTS
There will be four (4) Truck-lite, Model 6060C, white LED lights with grommets provided, one
(1) for each cab and crew cab door.
These lights will be activated automatically when the battery switch is on and the exit doors are
opened or by the same means as the body perimeter scene lights.
BODY PERIMETER SCENE LIGHTS
There will be three (3) Truck-Lite, Model 6060C white LED lights with Model 60700 rubber
grommets provided on the apparatus.
 One (1) under the driver's side rear step.
 One (1) under the passenger's side rear step.
 One (1) under the passenger's side pump panel.
The perimeter scene lights will be activated, parking brake.
STEP LIGHTS
Two (2) white LED step lights will be provided, one (1) on each side of the front body.
In order to ensure exceptional illumination, each light shall provide a minimum of 25 footcandles (fc) covering an entire 15" x 15" square placed ten (10) inches below the light and a
minimum of 1.5 fc covering an entire 30" x 30" square at the same ten (10) inch distance below
the light.
The lights will be actuated with the pump panel light switch.
All other steps on the apparatus will be illuminated per the current edition of NFPA 1901.
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DECK LIGHTS
There will be two (2) Whelen, Model PFBP12C, white 12 volt DC LED floodlights with swivel
mount provided at the rear of the hose bed, one (1) each side.
The lights will be activated by a switch on the light heads.
WATER TANK
It will have a capacity of 300 gallons and will be constructed of polypropylene plastic in a
rectangular shape.
The joints and seams will be nitrogen welded inside and out.
The tank will be baffled in accordance with NFPA Bulletin 1901 requirements.
The baffles will have vent openings at both the top and bottom of each baffle to permit
movement of air and water between compartments.
The longitudinal partitions will be constructed of .38" polypropylene plastic and extend from the
bottom of the tank through the top cover to allow positive welding.
The transverse partitions extend from 4" off the bottom to the underside of the top cover.
All partitions interlock and will be welded to the tank bottom and sides.
The tank top will be constructed of .50" polypropylene.
It will be recessed .38" and will be welded to the tank sides and the longitudinal partitions.
It will be supported to keep it rigid during fast filling conditions.
Construction will include 2.00" polypropylene dowels spaced no more than 30.00" apart and
welded to the transverse partitions.
Two of the dowels will be drilled and tapped (.50" diameter, 13.00" deep) to accommodate
lifting eyes.
A sump will be provided at the bottom of the water tank. The sump will include a drain plug and
the tank outlet.
Tank will be installed in a fabricated "cradle" assembly constructed of structural steel.
Sufficient crossmembers are provided to properly support bottom of tank.
Crossmembers are constructed of steel bar channel or rectangular tubing.
Tank "floats" in cradle to avoid torsional stress caused by chassis frame flexing.
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WATER TANK - CONTINUED
Rubber cushions, .50" thick x 3.00" wide, will be placed on all horizontal surfaces that the tank
rests on.
Stops are provided to prevent an empty tank from bouncing excessively while moving vehicle.
Tank mounting system is approved by the manufacturer.
Fill tower will be constructed of .50" polypropylene and will be a minimum of 8.00" wide x
14.00" long.
Fill tower will be furnished with a .25" thick polypropylene screen and a hinged cover.
An overflow pipe, constructed of 4.00" schedule 40 polypropylene, will be installed
approximately halfway down the fill tower and extend through the water tank and exit to the rear
of the rear axle.
HOSE BED
The hose body will be fabricated of .125"-5052 aluminum with a nominal 38,000 psi tensile
strength.
The sides will not form any portion of the fender compartments.
The hose body width will be 68.00" inside.
The upper edges of side panels will have a double break for rigidity.
The hose bed will be located ahead of the ladder turntable.
The hose bed will be equipped with one (1) adjustable partition located in the center of the bed.
Hose removal will be via "chutes" at each side of the body under the turntable area whenever
compartmentation is not selected in place of the "chute". The hose chutes will be enclosed with
a full height smooth aluminum door with a spring hinge at the top of the door.
Flooring of the hose bed will be removable aluminum grating with the top surface corrugated to
aid in hose aeration.
The grating slats will be .50" x 4.50" with spacing between slats for hose ventilation.
Hose capacity will be a minimum of 1000 feet of 5.00" large diameter hose.
AERIAL HOSE BED HOSE RESTRAINT
The hose in the hose bed will be restrained by one black nylon Velcro strap at the top of the hose
bed. The strap will be installed to the top of the hose bed side sheets.
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RUNNING BOARDS
The running boards will be fabricated of .125" bright aluminum treadplate and supported by
structural steel angle assemblies bolted to the chassis frame rails.
Running boards will be 13.00" deep and are spaced away from the body .50".
A splash guard will be provided to keep road dirt or water from splashing up onto the pump
panels.
The running boards will have a riser on the body to protect the painted surface from damage by
stepping on the running boards.
The entire surface of the running boards will be covered with bright aluminum treadplate.
TURNTABLE STEPS
Steps to access the turntable from the driver side will be provided just behind the
compartmentation. The steps will be a swing-down design, with the stepping area made of
Morton Tread-Grip® channel. The step height for the bottom step (the distance from the top
surface of the step to the ground) will not exceed 24.00" with the step in its extended position.
No step height (the distance between the top surfaces of any two (2) adjacent steps) will be
greater than 14.00". The stepwell will be lined with bright aluminum treadplate to act as
scuffplates. The steps will be connected to the "Do Not Move Truck" indicator. A handrail will
be provided on each side of the access steps.
STEP LIGHTS
There will be three (3) white LED step lights provided for the aerial turntable access steps.
In order to ensure exceptional illumination, each light shall provide a minimum of 25 footcandles (fc) covering an entire 15" x 15" square placed ten (10) inches below the light and a
minimum of 1.5 fc covering an entire 30" x 30" square at the same ten (10) inch distance below
the light.
The step lights will be actuated by the aerial master switch in the cab.
REAR WALL, SMOOTH ALUMINUM
The rear wall will be smooth aluminum.
TOW EYES
Two (2) rear painted tow eyes will be located at the rear of the apparatus and will be mounted
directly to the torque box. The inner and outer edges of the tow eyes will be radiused.
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COMPARTMENTATION
Compartmentation will be fabricated of .125" 5052 aluminum. The side compartments are an
integral assembly with the rear fenders. Fully enclosed rear wheel housings will be provided to
prevent rust pockets and for ease of maintenance. Due to the severe loading requirements of this
aerial, a method of compartment body support suitable for the intended load will be provided.
The backbone of the support system will be the chassis frame rail, which is the strongest
component of the chassis and is designed for sustaining maximum loads.
A support system will be used which will incorporate a floating substructure by using Neoprene
Elastomer isolators to allow the body to remain rigid while the chassis goes through its natural
flex. The isolators will have a broad range of proven viability in vehicular applications, be of a
failsafe design, and allow for all necessary movement in three (3) transitional and rotational
modes. This will result in a 500 lb. equipment rating for each lower compartment of the body.
The compartmentation in front of the rear axle will include a 3.00" steel support assemblies
which are bolted to the chassis frame rails. A steel framework will be mounted to the body
above these support assemblies connected to the support assemblies with isolators. There will be
one (1) support assembly mounted to each chassis frame rail.
The compartmentation behind the rear axle will include 3.00" steel support assemblies which are
bolted to the chassis frame rails and extend underneath to the outside edge of the body. The
support assembly will be coated to isolate the dissimilar metals before it is bolted to the body.
There will be one (1) support assembly mounted to each chassis frame rail.
Compartment flooring will be of the sweep out design with the floor higher than the
compartment door lip. The compartment door openings are framed by flanging the edges in
1.75" and bending out again .75" to form an angle. Drip protection is provided over all door
openings by means of bright aluminum extrusion or formed bright aluminum treadplate. Side
compartment tops will be covered with bright aluminum treadplate with a 1.00" rolled over edge
on the front, rear and outward side. The covers are fabricated in one (1) piece and have the
corners welded. A bright aluminum treadplate cover will be provided on the front wall of each
side compartment. All screws and bolts which protrude into a compartment will have acorn nuts
at the ends to prevent injury.
The body design has been fully tested. Proven engineering and test techniques such as finite
element analysis, model analysis, stress coating and strain gauging have been performed with
special attention given to fatigue life and structural integrity of the compartment body and
substructure.
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AGGRESSIVE WALKING SURFACE
All exterior surfaces designated as stepping, standing, and walking areas will comply with the
required average slip resistance of the current NFPA standards.
LOUVERS
All body compartments will have a minimum of one (1) set of louvers stamped into a wall to
provide the proper airflow inside the compartment and to prevent water from dripping into the
compartment. These louvers will be formed into the metal and not added to the compartment as
a separate plate.
DRIVER SIDE COMPARTMENTATION
A full height roll-up door compartment, ahead of the rear wheels, will be approximately 41.75"
wide x 56.38" high x 24.25" deep inside the lower 29.75" and 12.00" deep inside the upper
portion with a clear door opening of approximately 38.75" wide x 56.38" high.
One (1) roll-up door compartment, above the fender compartments and over the rear axles, will
be provided. The compartment will be approximately 72.13" wide x 25.50" high x 12.00" deep
inside with a clear door opening of approximately 63.75" wide x 25.50" high.
A compartment with a single pan stainless steel door will be located above the front stabilizer.
The compartment will be approximately 23.00" high x 18.00" wide x 12.00" deep with a door
opening of approximately 15.75" high x 12.00" wide.
A full height roll-up door compartment behind the rear wheels will be approximately 43.75"
wide x 49.25" high x 21.25" deep inside the lower 29.75" and 12.00" deep in the upper portion.
The clear door opening will be approximately 40.75" wide x 41.62" high.
One (1) compartment below the turntable with a lift-up door will be approximately 39.38" wide
x 18.38" high x 12.00" deep inside with a door opening of approximately 35.00" wide x 14.88"
high.
COMPARTMENTATION, PASSENGERS SIDE
A full height roll-up door compartment, ahead of the rear wheels, will be 41.75" wide x 56.38"
high x 24.25" deep inside the lower 29.75" and 12.00" deep inside the upper portion with a clear
door opening of 38.75" wide x 56.38" high.
One (1) roll-up door compartment will be provided above the fender compartments and over the
rear axles. The compartment will be 72.13" wide x 33.25" high x 12.00" deep inside with a clear
door opening of 63.75" wide x 25.50" high.
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COMPARTMENTATION, PASSENGERS SIDE - CONTINUED
A compartment with a single pan stainless steel door will be located above the front stabilizer.
The compartment will be 18.00" wide x 23.00" high x 12.00" deep with a door opening of 12.00"
wide x 15.75" high.
A full height roll-up door compartment behind the rear wheels will be approximately 43.75"
wide x 49.25" high x 21.25" deep inside the lower 29.75" and 12.00" deep in the upper portion.
The clear door opening will be approximately 40.75" wide x 41.62" high.
One (1) compartment below the turntable with a lift-up door will be approximately 39.38" wide
x 18.38" high x 12.00" deep inside with a door opening of approximately 35.00" wide x 14.88"
high.
COMPARTMENT IN PLACE OF TURNTABLE STEPS, PASSENGER SIDE
A roll-up door compartment in place of turntable stairs, 12.00" deep x 20.88" wide x 41.62" high
inside with a clear door opening of 15.25" wide x 41.62" high.
ROLL-UP DOOR, SIDE COMPARTMENTS
There will be eight (8) compartment doors installed on the side compartments. The doors will be
double faced aluminum construction, painted one (1) color to match the lower portion of the
body and manufactured by A&A Manufacturing (Gortite).
Lath sections will be an interlocking rib design and will be individually replaceable without
complete disassembly of door.
Between each slat at the pivoting joint will be a PVC inner seal to prevent metal to metal contact
and prevent dirt or moisture from entering the compartments. Seals will allow door to operate in
extreme temperatures ranging from plus 180 to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Side, top and
bottom seals will be provided to resist ingress of dirt and weather and be made of Santoprene.
All hinges, barrel clips and end pieces will be nylon 66. All nylon components will withstand
temperatures from plus 300 to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
A polished stainless steel lift bar to be provided for each roll-up door. Lift bar will be located at
the bottom of door and have latches on the outer extrusion of the doors frame. A ledge will be
supplied over lift bar for additional area to aid in closing the door.
Doors will be constructed from an aluminum box section. The exterior surface of each slat will
be flat. The interior surfaces will be concave to provide strength and prevent loose equipment
from jamming the door from inside.
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ROLL-UP DOOR, SIDE COMPARTMENTS - CONTINUED
To conserve space in the compartments, the spring roller assembly will not exceed 3.00" in
diameter.
The header for the roll-up door assembly will not exceed 4.00".
A heavy-duty magnetic switch will be used for control of open compartment door warning lights.
REAR BUMPER
A 5.00" rear bumper will be furnished. Bumper will be constructed of steel framework and will
be covered with polished aluminum treadplate. The bumper will be 4.00" deep x 5.00" high and
will be spaced away from the body approximately 1.00". It will extend the full width of the
body.
DOOR GUARDS
There will be six (6) compartment doors that will include a guard/drip pan designed to protect
the roll-up door from damage when in the retracted position and contain any water spray. The
guard will be fabricated from stainless steel and installed all side body roll-up door
compartments.
COMPARTMENT LIGHTING
There will be nine (9) compartments with two (2) white 12 volt DC LED compartment light
strips. The dual light strips will be centered vertically along each side of the door framing.
There will be two (2) light strips per compartment. The dual light strips will be in
compartment(s): all side body compartments and ladder storage compartment.
Any remaining compartments without light strips will have a 6.00" diameter Truck-Lite, Model:
79384 light. Each light will have a number 1076 one filament, two wire bulb.
Opening the compartment door will automatically turn the compartment lighting on.
RUB RAIL
Bottom edge of the side compartments will be trimmed with a bright aluminum extruded rub rail.
Trim will be 2.12" high with 1.38" flanges turned outward for rigidity.
The rub rails will not be an integral part of the body construction, which allows replacement in
the event of damage.
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BODY FENDER CROWNS
Stainless steel fender crowns will be provided around the rear wheel openings.
A rubber welting will be provided between the body and the crown to seal the seam and restrict
moisture from entering.
HARD SUCTION HOSE
Hard suction hose will not be required.
HANDRAILS
The handrails will be 1.25" diameter anodized aluminum extrusion, with a ribbed design, to
provide a positive gripping surface.
Chrome plated end stanchions will support the handrail. Plastic gaskets will be used between
end stanchions and any painted surfaces.
Drain holes will be provided in the bottom of all vertically mounted handrails.
Handrails will be provided to meet NFPA 1901 section 15.8 requirements. The handrails will be
installed as noted on the sales drawing.
AIR BOTTLE STORAGE (SINGLE)
A quantity of six (6) air bottle compartments, 7.75" in diameter x 26.00" deep, will be provided
on the passenger side forward of the rear wheels, on the passenger side rearward of the rear
wheels, on the passenger side, two single compartments between the tandem rear wheels and on
the driver side, two single compartments between the tandem rear wheels. A polished stainless
steel door with a chrome plated flush lift & turn latch will be provided to contain the air bottle.
A dielectric barrier will be provided between the door hinge, hinge fasteners and the body sheet
metal.
Inside the compartment, black rubber matting will be provided.
EXTENSION LADDER
There will be one (1) 35', two (2) section, aluminum, Duo-Safety, Series 1200-A extension
ladder provided.
EXTENSION LADDER, AERIAL
There will be one (1) 28', two (2) section, aluminum, Duo-Safety, Series 1200-A extension
ladder provided.
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ROOF LADDERS
There will be two (2) 16' aluminum, Duo-Safety, Series 875-A roof ladders provided.
AERIAL ATTIC EXTENSION LADDER
There will be one (1) 14' Fresno, aluminum, Duo-Safety, Series 701 extension ladder provided.
AERIAL FOLDING LADDER
There will be one (1) 10' aluminum, Duo-Safety, Series 585-A folding ladder provided.
GROUND LADDER STORAGE
The ground ladders are stored within the torque box and are removable from the rear.
Ladders will be enclosed to prevent road dirt and debris from fouling or damaging the ladders.
The ladders rest in full length stainless steel slides and are arranged in such a manner that any
one ladder can be removed without having to move or remove any other ladder.
A Gortite roll-up door will be provided at the rear, double faced, aluminum construction, an
anodized satin finish and manufactured by A&A Manufacturing (Gortite). The latching
mechanism will consist of a full length lift bar lock with latches on the outer extrusion of the
door frame.
A stainless plate with a two bend flange and a stainless steel hinge will be provided to secure the
aerial ladder complement. The plate assembly will be mounted to the bottom of the entrance of
the torque box ladder storage area.
When the plate is vertical, it will secure the ladders and prevent them from migrating to the rear
of the apparatus. When the plate is down and not securing the ladders, the roll-up door cannot
close, which will activate the "Open Door Indicator Light" within the cab. The roll-up door
together with hinge friction will secure the plate in place during driving operations.
A door guard will be provided to prevent tools inside the torque box from damaging the roll-up
door.
12 FT PIKE POLES
There will be two (2) 12 foot pike poles with fiberglass I-beam handles provided. The pike poles
will be stored in tubular holders located in the ground ladder storage compartment.
8 FT PIKE POLES
There will be two (2) 8' pike poles with fiberglass I beam handles provided. The pike poles will
be stored in tubular holders located in the ground ladder storage compartment.
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6 FT PIKE POLES
There will be two (2) 6' pike poles with fiberglass I beam handles provided. The pike poles will
be stored in tubular holders located in the ground ladder storage compartment.
3 FT PIKE POLES
There will be two (2) 3' pike poles with fiberglass shaft and "D" handles shipped loose.
PIKE POLE STORAGE
Storage will be provided in the torque box for six (6) customer furnished pike poles. The pike
pole sizes will be two (1) 12. two (2) 8', and two (2) 6'.
STEPS
A folding step will be provided on the front of each fender compartment for access to the hose
bed. The step will be bright finished, non-skid with a black coating. The step can be used as a
hand hold with two openings wide enough for a gloved hand.
PUMP
Pump will be a Waterous CSU, 1500 gpm single (1) stage midship mounted centrifugal type.
Pump will be the class "A" type.
Pump will deliver the percentage of rated discharge at pressures indicated below:
- 100% of rated capacity at 150 psi net pump pressure.
-70% of rated capacity at 200 psi net pump pressure.
-50% of rated capacity at 250 psi net pump pressure.
Pump body will be close-grained gray iron, bronze fitted, and horizontally split in two (2)
sections for easy removal of the entire impeller shaft assembly (including wear rings).
Pump will be designed for complete servicing from the bottom of the truck, without disturbing
the pump setting or apparatus piping.
Pump case halves will be bolted together on a single horizontal face to minimize chance of
leakage and facilitate ease of reassembly. No end flanges will be used.
Discharge manifold of the pump will be cast as an integral part of the pump body assembly and
will provide a minimum of three (3) 3.50" openings for flexibility in providing various discharge
outlets for maximum efficiency.
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PUMP - CONTINUED
The three (3) 3.50" openings will be located as follows: one (1) outlet to the right of the pump,
one (1) outlet to the left of the pump, and one (1) outlet directly on top of the discharge manifold.
Impeller shaft will be stainless steel, accurately ground to size. It will be supported at each end
by sealed, anti-friction ball bearings for rigid precise support. Impeller will have flame plated
hubs assuring maximum pump life and efficiency despite any presence of abrasive matter in the
water supply.
Bearings will be protected from water and sediment by suitable stuffing boxes, flinger rings, and
oil seals. No special or sleeve type bearings will be used.
Stuffing boxes will be of the conventional two (2) piece, split-gland type, to permit adjustment or
replacement of Grafoil packing without disturbing the pump. Water will be fed into stuffing box
lantern rings for proper lubrication and cooling when the pump is operating.
Lantern rings will be located at the inner ends of the stuffing boxes, to avoid having to remove
them when replacing pump packing.
Wear rings will be bronze and easily replaceable to restore original pump efficiency and
eliminate the need to replace the entire pump casing due to wear.
PUMP TRANSMISSION
The pump transmission will be made of a three (3) piece, aluminum, horizontally split casing.
Power transfer to pump will be through a high strength Morse HY-VO silent drive chain. By the
use of a chain rather than gears, 50% of the sprocket will be accepting or transmitting torque,
compared to two (2) or three (3) teeth doing all the work.
Drive shafts will be 2.35" diameter hardened and ground alloy steel and supported by ball
bearings. The case will be designed to eliminate the need for water cooling.
AIR PUMP SHIFT
Pump shift engagement will be made by a two (2) position sliding collar, actuated pneumatically
(by air pressure), with a three (3) position air control switch located in the cab. A manual backup shift control will also be located on the pump operator's pump panel.
Two (2) indicator lights will be provided adjacent to the pump shift inside the cab. One (1)
green light will indicate the pump shift has been completed and be labeled "pump engaged". The
second green light will indicate when the pump has been engaged, and that the chassis
transmission is in pump gear. This indicator light will be labeled "OK to pump".
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AIR PUMP SHIFT - CONTINUED
Another green indicator light will be installed adjacent to the hand throttle on the pump panel
and indicate either the pump is engaged and the road transmission is in pump gear, or the road
transmission is in neutral and the pump is not engaged. This indicator light will be labeled
"Warning: Do not open throttle unless light is on".
The pump shift control in the cab will be illuminated to meet NFPA requirements.
TRANSMISSION LOCK-UP
The direct gear transmission lock-up for the fire pump operation will engage automatically when
the pump shift control in the cab is activated.
AUXILIARY COOLING SYSTEM
A supplementary heat exchange cooling system will be provided to allow the use of water from
the discharge side of the pump for cooling the engine water. The heat exchanger will be
cylindrical type and will be a separate unit. The heat exchanger will be installed in the pump or
engine compartment with the control located on the pump operator's control panel. Exchanger
will be plumbed to the master drain valve.
INTAKE RELIEF VALVE
An Akron relief valve will be installed on the suction side of the pump preset at 125 psig.
Relief valve will have a working range of 75 psig to 200 psig.
Outlet will terminate below the frame rails with a 2.50" National Standard hose thread adapter
and will have a "do not cap" warning tag.
Control will be located behind an access door at the right (passenger's) side pump panel.
PRESSURE CONTROLLER
A Fire Research Pump Boss Model PBA400 pressure governor will be provided.
A pressure transducer will be installed in the water discharge manifold on the pump.
The display panel will be located at the pump operator's panel.
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PRIMING PUMP
The priming pump will be a Trident Emergency Products compressed air powered, high
efficiency; multistage venturi based AirPrime System, conforming to standards outlined in the
current edition of NFPA 1901.
All wetted metallic parts of the priming system are to be of brass and stainless steel construction.
One (1) priming control will open the priming valve and start the pump primer.
PUMP MANUALS
Two (2) pump manuals from the pump manufacturer will be furnished in compact disc format
with the apparatus. The manuals will cover pump operation, maintenance, and parts.
PLUMBING
All inlet and outlet plumbing, 3.00" and smaller, will be plumbed with either stainless steel pipe
or synthetic rubber hose reinforced with high-tensile polyester braid. If hose is used, it must
have a minimum burst rating of 1,000 psi and be equipped with high pressure couplings. Larger
inlets and outlets will be threaded or welded black iron pipe. Small diameter secondary
plumbing such as drain lines will be stainless steel, brass or hose.
Where vibration or chassis flexing may damage or loosen piping or where a coupling is required
for servicing, the piping will be equipped with Victaulic or rubber couplings.
All lines to drain through either a master drain valve or will be equipped with individual drain
valves. All individual drain lines for discharges will be extended with a hose to drain below the
chassis frame.
All water carrying gauge lines will be of flexible polypropylene tubing.
MAIN PUMP INLETS
A 6.00" pump manifold inlet will be provided on each side of the vehicle. The suction inlets will
include removable die cast zinc screens that are designed to provide cathodic protection for the
pump, thus reducing corrosion in the pump.
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MAIN PUMP INLET CAP
The main pump inlets will have National Standard Threads with a long handle
chrome cap.
The cap will be the Pierce VLH, which incorporates an exclusive thread design
to automatically relieve stored pressure in the line when disconnected.
VALVES
All ball valves will be Akron® Brass. The Akron valves will be the 8000 series heavy-duty style
with a stainless steel ball and a simple two-seat design. No lubrication or regular maintenance is
required on the valve.
Valves will have a ten (10) year warranty.
LEFT SIDE INLET
On the left side pump panel will be one (1) - 2.50" auxiliary inlet, terminating in 2.50" National
Standard Hose Thread. The auxiliary inlet will be provided with a strainer, chrome swivel and
plug.
Inlet valve location will be outside the pump panel.
INLET CONTROL
Control for the side auxiliary inlet(s) will be located at the inlet valve.
INLET BLEEDER VALVE
A 0.75" bleeder valve will be provided for each side gated inlet. The valves will be located
behind the panel with a swing style handle control extended to the outside of the panel. The
handles will be chrome plated and provide a visual indication of valve position. The swing
handle will provide an ergonomic position for operating the valve without twisting the wrist and
provides excellent leverage. The water discharged by the bleeders will be routed below the
chassis frame rails.
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TANK TO PUMP
The water tank will be connected to the intake side of the pump with heavy duty piping and a
quarter turn 3.00" full flow line valve with the control remotely located at the operator's panel.
Tank to pump line will run straight (no elbows) from the pump into the front face of the water
tank and angle down into the tank sump. A rubber coupling will be included in this line to
prevent damage from vibration or chassis flexing.
A check valve will be provided in the tank to pump supply line to prevent the possibility of
"back filling" the water tank.
TANK REFILL
A 1.50" combination tank refill and pump re-circulation line will be provided, using a quarterturn full flow ball valve controlled from the pump operator's panel.
LEFT SIDE DISCHARGE OUTLETS
There will be two (2) discharge outlets with a 2.50" valve on the left side of the apparatus,
terminating with 2.50" (M) National Standard hose thread adapter.
RIGHT SIDE DISCHARGE OUTLET
There will be one (1) discharge outlet with a 2.50" valve on the right side of the apparatus,
terminating with a 2.50" (M) National Standard hose thread adapter.
LARGE DIAMETER DISCHARGE OUTLET
There will be a 4.00" discharge outlet with a 4.00" Akron valve installed on the right side of the
apparatus, terminating with a 4.00" (M) National Standard hose thread adapter. This discharge
outlet will be actuated with a handwheel control at the pump operator's control panel.
An indicator will be provided to show when the valve is in the closed position.
DISCHARGE CAPS
Chrome plated, rocker lug, caps with chains will be furnished for all side discharge outlets.
The caps will be the Pierce VLH, which incorporates an exclusive thread design to automatically
relieve stored pressure in the line when disconnected.
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OUTLET BLEEDERS
A 0.75" bleeder valve will be provided for each outlet 1.50" or larger. Automatic drain valves
are acceptable with some outlets if deemed appropriate with the application.
The valves will be located behind the panel with a swing style handle control extended to the
outside of the side pump panel. The handles will be chrome plated and provide a visual
indication of valve position. The swing handle will provide an ergonomic position for operating
the valve without twisting the wrist and provides excellent leverage. Bleeders will be located at
the bottom of the pump panel. They will be properly labeled identifying the discharge they are
plumbed in to. The water discharged by the bleeders will be routed below the chassis frame
rails.
LEFT SIDE OUTLET ELBOWS
The 2.50" discharge outlets located on the left side pump panel will be furnished with a 2.50" (F)
National Standard hose thread x 2.50" (M) National Standard hose thread, chrome plated, 45
degree elbow.
The elbow will be Pierce VLH, which incorporates an exclusive thread design to automatically
relieve stored pressure in the line when disconnected.
RIGHT SIDE OUTLET ELBOW
The 2.50" discharge outlet located on the right side pump panel will be furnished with a 2.50"
(F) National Standard hose thread x 2.50" (M) National Standard hose thread, chrome plated, 45
degree elbow.
The elbow will be Pierce VLH, which incorporates an exclusive thread design to automatically
relieve stored pressure in the line when disconnected.
LARGE DIAMETER OUTLET ELBOW
The 4.00" outlet will be furnished with one (1) 4.00" (F) National Standard hose thread x 5.00"
Storz elbow adapter with Storz cap.
DISCHARGE OUTLET CONTROLS
The discharge outlets will incorporate a quarter-turn ball valve with the control located at the
pump operator's panel. The valve operating mechanism will indicate the position of the valve.
If a handwheel control valve is used, the control will be a minimum of a 3.9" diameter stainless
steel handwheel with a dial position indicator built in to the center of the handwheel.
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AERIAL OUTLET
The aerial waterway will be plumbed from the pump to the water tower line with 5.00" pipe and
a 3.50" Waterous valve. The control for the waterway valve will be located at the pump
operator's panel.
An indicator will be provided to show when the valve is in the open or closed position.
CROSSLAY HOSE BEDS
Two (2) crosslays with 1.50" outlets will be provided. Each bed to be capable of carrying 200' of
1.75" double jacketed hose and will be plumbed with 2.00" i.d. pipe and gated with a 2.00"
quarter turn ball valve.
Outlets to be equipped with a 1.50" National Standard hose thread 90 degree swivel located in
the hose bed so that hose may be removed from either side of apparatus.
The crosslay controls will be at the pump operator's panel.
The center crosslay dividers will be fabricated of 0.25" aluminum and will provide adjustment
from side to side. The divider will be unpainted with a brushed finish.
Vertical scuffplates constructed of stainless steel will be provided at the front and rear ends of
the bed on each side of vehicle.
Crosslay bed flooring will consist of removable perforated brushed aluminum.
CROSSLAY/DEADLAY HOSE RESTRAINTS
Elastic netting will be provided across the top and ends of two (2) crosslay/deadlay openings to
secure the hose during travel. The netting will be permanently attached at the top center of the
crosslay/deadlay bed and removable on each end.
FOAM SYSTEM
A foam system will not be required on this apparatus.
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PUMP COMPARTMENT
The pump compartment will be separate from the hose body and compartments so that each may
flex independently of the other. It will be a fabricated assembly of steel tubing, angles and
channels which supports both the fire pump and the side running boards.
The pump compartment will be mounted on the chassis frame rails with rubber biscuits in a four
point pattern to allow for chassis frame twist.
Pump compartment, pump, plumbing and gauge panels will be removable from the chassis in a
single assembly.
PUMP CONTROL PANELS (SIDE CONTROL)
All pump controls and gauges will be located at the left (driver's) side of the apparatus and
properly marked.
The pump panel on the right (passenger's) side is removable with lift and turn type fasteners.
The left (driver's) side is fastened with screws.
The control panels will be 45.00" wide.
The gauge and control panels will be two (2) separate panels for ease of maintenance.
Polished stainless steel trim collars will be installed around all inlets and outlets.
All push/pull valve controls will have 1/4 turn locking control rods with polished chrome plated
zinc tee handles. Guides for the push/pull control rods will be chrome plated zinc castings
securely mounted to the pump panel. Push/pull valve controls will be capable of locking in any
position. The control rods will pull straight out of the panel and will be equipped with universal
joints to eliminate binding.
The identification tag for each valve control will be recessed in the face of the tee handle.
All discharge outlets will have color coded identification tags, with each discharge having its
own unique color. Color coding will include the labeling of the outlet and the drain for each
corresponding discharge.
All line pressure gauges will be mounted in individual chrome plated castings with the
identification tag recessed in the casting below the gauge. All remaining identification tags will
be mounted on the pump panel in chrome plated bezels. Mounting of the castings and
identification bezels will be done with a threaded peg cast on the back side of the bezel or
screws.
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PUMP PANEL CONFIGURATION
The pump panel configuration will be neat and orderly.
PUMP OPERATOR'S PLATFORM
A pull out, flip down platform will be provided at the pump operator's control panel.
The front edge and the top surface of the platform will be made of DA finished aluminum with a
Morton Cass insert.
The platform will be approximately 13.75" deep when in the stowed position and approximately
22.00" deep when extended. The platform will be 35.00" wide. The platform will lock in the
retracted and the extended position.
The platform will be wired to the "step not stowed" indicator in the cab.
PUMP OPERATOR'S PLATFORM PERIMETER LIGHT
There will be an Amdor LumaBar H2O, Model AY-9500-020, 20.00" white 12 volt DC LED
strip light provided to illuminate the ground area.
PUMP AND GAUGE PANEL
The pump and gauge panels will be constructed of aluminum with a black vinyl finish. A
polished aluminum trim molding will be provided around each panel.
The passenger's side pump panel will be removable and fastened with swell type fasteners.
PUMP COMPARTMENT LIGHT
A pump compartment light will be provided inside the right side pump enclosure and accessible
through a door on the pump panel.
A .125" weep hole will be provided in each light lens, preventing moisture retention.
Engine monitoring graduated LED indicators will be incorporated with the pressure controller.
Also provided at the pump panel will be the following:
- Master Pump Drain Control
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VACUUM AND PRESSURE GAUGES
The pump vacuum and pressure gauges will be liquid filled and manufactured by Class 1, Inc.
The gauges will be a minimum of 4.00" in diameter and will have white faces with black
lettering, with a pressure range of 30.00"-0-600#.
Gauge construction will include a Zytel nylon case with adhesive mounting gasket and threaded
retaining nut.
The pump pressure and vacuum gauges will be installed adjacent to each other at the pump
operator's control panel.
Test port connections will be provided at the pump operator's panel. One will be connected to
the intake side of the pump, and the other to the discharge manifold of the pump. They will have
0.25 in. standard pipe thread connections and non-corrosive polished stainless steel or brass
plugs. They will be marked with a label.
This gauge will include a 10 year warranty against leakage, pointer defect, and defective bourdon
tube.
PRESSURE GAUGES
The individual "line" pressure gauges for the discharges will be Class 1© interlube filled.
They will be a minimum of 2.00" in diameter and have white faces with black lettering.
Gauge construction will include a Zytel nylon case with adhesive mounting gasket and threaded
retaining nut.
Gauges will have a pressure range of 30"-0-400#.
The individual pressure gauge will be installed as close to the outlet control as practical.
This gauge will include a 10 year warranty against leakage, pointer defect, and defective bourdon
tube.
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WATER LEVEL GAUGE
There will be an electronic water level gauge provided on the operator's panel that registers water
level by means of five (5) colored LED lights. The lights will be durable, ultra-bright five (5)
LED design viewable through 180 degrees. The water level indicators will be as follows:
 100 percent = Green
 75 percent = Yellow
 50 percent = Yellow
 25 percent = Yellow
 Refill = Red
The light will flash when the level drops below the given level indicator to provide an eighth of a
tank indication. To further alert the pump operator, the lights will flash sequentially when the
water tank is empty.
The level measurement will be based on the sensing of head pressure of the fluid in the tank.
The display will be constructed of a solid plastic material with a chrome plated die cast bezel to
reduce vibrations that can cause broken wires and loose electronic components. The
encapsulated design will provide complete protection from water and environmental elements.
An industrial pressure transducer will be mounted to the outside of the tank. The field
calibratable display measures head pressure to accurately show the tank level.
LIGHT SHIELD
There will be a polished, 16 gauge stainless steel light shield installed over the pump operator's
panel.

There will be 12 volt DC white LED lights installed under the stainless steel light shield
to illuminate the controls, switches, essential instructions, gauges, and instruments
necessary for the operation of the apparatus. These lights will be activated by the pump
panel light switch. Additional lights will be included every 18.00" depending on the size
of the pump house.
 One (1) pump panel light will come on when the pump is in ok to pump mode.
There will be a light activated above the pump panel light switch when the parking brake is set.
This is to afford the operator some illumination when first approaching the control panel.
There will be a green pump engaged indicator light activated on at the operator's panel when the
pump is shifted into gear from inside the cab.
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AIR HORN SYSTEM
There will be two (2) Grover, air horns recessed in the front bumper. The horn system will be
piped to the air brake system wet tank utilizing 0.38" tubing. A pressure protection valve will be
installed in-line to prevent the loss of air, in the air brake system.
AIR HORN CONTROL
The air horns will be actuated by a push button located on officer side instrument panel and by
the horn button in the steering wheel. The driver will have the option to control the air horns or
the chassis horns from the horn button by means of a selector switch located on the instrument
panel.
ELECTRONIC SIREN
A Whelen®, Model 295SLSA1, electronic siren with noise canceling microphone will be
provided.
This siren to be active when the battery switch is on and that emergency master switch is on.
Siren head will be located on a swivel bracket mounted on the headliner so that it is accessible to
both the driver and officer. The swivel bracket will be capable of rotating a minimum of 180
degrees.
The electronic siren will be controlled on the siren head only. No horn button or foot switches
will be provided.
SPEAKER
There will be one (1) speaker provided. Each speaker will be a Whelen model SA315P black
nylon composite, 100-watt, with through bumper mounting brackets. Each speaker will be
connected to the siren amplifier.
The speaker will be recessed in the center of the front bumper.
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WARNING LIGHTS (CAB ROOF)
There will be two (2) 24.00" Whelen, Model FNMINI LED lightbars mounted on the cab roof,
one (1) on each side, above the driver's and passenger's door. The lightbars will be mounted at a
30 degree angle from the front of the cab to the outside of the apparatus.
Each lightbar will include the following:
 One (1) forward facing white LED flashing light module.
 One (1) side facing red LED flashing light module.
 Two (2) corner red LED flashing light modules.
The color of the lenses will be clear
There will be a switch located in the cab on the switch panel to control the lightbars.
The white LED flashing light modules will be disabled when the parking brake is applied.
CAB FACE WARNING LIGHTS
There will be two (2) pairs of Whelen®, Model 60*00F*R, LED lights installed on the cab face,
above the headlights, mounted in a common bezel.
 The color of the outer LED lights will be red Super LED/red lens
 The color of the inner LED lights will be red Super LED/red lens
There will be a switch located in the cab on the switch panel to control both sets of lights.
SIDE ZONE LOWER LIGHTING
There will be six (6) Whelen®, Model 60*02F*R, flashing LED lights located at the following
positions:

Two (2) lights located, one (1) each side on the bumper extension
o The color of these lights will be red Super LED/red lens each side
 Two (2) lights located, one (1) each side of cab between crew cab door and rear wall
o The color of these lights will be red Super LED/red lens each side
 Two (2) lights located, one (1) each side centered in body wheel well
o The color of these lights will be red Super LED/red lens each side
There will be a switch located in the cab on the switch panel to control the lights.
These lights will be installed with three (3) pairs of flange kits.
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REAR ZONE LOWER LIGHTING
There will be two (2) Whelen, Model 60RR6FRR, flashing LED warning lights located at the
rear of the apparatus.
The color of these lights will be red with a red lens.
There will be a switch, located in the cab on the switch panel to control these lights.
The flash pattern of these lights will be set so the right side of the light flashes separate from the
left side.
REAR UPPER ZONE WARNING LIGHTS
There will be two (2) Whelen, Model MCFLED2* LED warning beacons provided at the rear of
the truck, one (1) each side.
The color of the lights will be:
 The rear upper light on the driver's side to be red.
 The rear upper light on the passenger's side to be red.
All lenses will be clear.
There will be a switch located in the cab on the switch panel to control the beacons.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM GENERAL DESIGN FOR ALTERNATING CURRENT
The following guidelines will apply to the 120/240 VAC system installation:
General
Any fixed line voltage power source producing alternating current (ac) line voltage will produce
electric power at 60 cycles plus or minus 5 cycles.
Except where superseded by the requirements of NFPA 1901, all components, equipment and
installation procedures will conform to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (herein referred to as
the NEC).
Line voltage electrical system equipment and materials included on the apparatus will be listed
and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. All products will be used only
in the manner for which they have been listed.
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Grounding
Grounding will be in accordance with Section 250-6 "Portable and Vehicle Mounted Generators"
of the NEC. Ungrounded systems will not be used. Only stranded or braided copper conductors
will be used for grounding and bonding.
An equipment grounding means will be provided in accordance with Section 250-91 (Grounding
Conductor Material) of the NEC.
The grounded current carrying conductor (neutral) will be insulated from the equipment
grounding conductors and from the equipment enclosures and other grounded parts. The neutral
conductor will be colored white or gray in accordance with Section 200-6 (Means of Identifying
Grounding Conductors) of the NEC.
In addition to the bonding required for the low voltage return current, each body and driving or
crew compartment enclosure will be bonded to the vehicle frame by a copper conductor. This
conductor will have a minimum amperage rating of 115 percent of the nameplate current rating
of the power source specification label as defined in Section 310-15 (amp capacities) of the
NEC. A single conductor properly sized to meet the low voltage and line voltage requirements
will be permitted to be used.
All power source system mechanical and electrical components will be sized to support the
continuous duty nameplate rating of the power source.
Operation
Instructions that provide the operator with the essential power source operating instructions,
including the power-up and power-down sequence, will be permanently attached to the apparatus
at any point where such operations can take place.
Provisions will be made for quickly and easily placing the power source into operation. The
control will be marked to indicate when it is correctly positioned for power source operation.
Any control device used in the drive train will be equipped with a means to prevent the
unintentional movement of the control device from its set position.
A power source specification label will be permanently attached to the apparatus near the
operator's control station. The label will provide the operator with the information detailed in
Figure 19-4.10.
Direct drive (PTO) and portable generator installations will comply with Article 445
(Generators) of the NEC.
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Overcurrent protection
The conductors used in the power supply assembly between the output terminals of the power
source and the main over current protection device will not exceed 144.00" (3658 mm) in length.
For fixed power supplies, all conductors in the power supply assembly will be type THHW,
THW, or use stranded conductors enclosed in nonmetallic liquid tight flexible conduit rated for a
minimum of 194 degree Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius).
For portable power supplies, conductors located between the power source and the line side of
the main overcurrent protection device will be type SO or type SEO with suffix WA flexible
cord rated for 600-volts at 194 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius).
Wiring Methods
Fixed wiring systems will be limited to the following:

Metallic or nonmetallic liquid tight flexible conduit rated at not less than 194 degrees
Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius)
 or
 Type SO or Type SEO cord with a WA suffix, rated at 600 volts at not less than 194
degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius)
Electrical cord or conduit will not be attached to chassis suspension components, water or fuel
lines, air or air brake lines, fire pump piping, hydraulic lines, exhaust system components, or low
voltage wiring. In addition the wiring will be run as follows.
 Separated by a minimum of 12.00" (305 mm), or properly shielded, from exhaust piping
 Separated from fuel lines by a minimum of 6.00" (152 mm) distance
Electrical cord or conduit will be supported within 6.00" (152 mm) of any junction box and at a
minimum of every 24.00" (610 mm) of continuous run. Supports will be made of nonmetallic
materials or corrosion protected metal. All supports will be of a design that does not cut or
abrade the conduit or cable and will be mechanically fastened to the vehicle.
Wiring Identification
All line voltage conductors located in the main panel board will be individually and permanently
identified. The identification will reference the wiring schematic or indicate the final termination
point. When prewiring for future power sources or devices, the unterminated ends will be
labeled showing function and wire size.
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Wet Locations
All wet location receptacle outlets and inlet devices, including those on hardwired remote power
distribution boxes, will be of the grounding type provided with a wet location cover and installed
in accordance with Section 210-7 "Receptacles and Cord Connections" of the NEC.
All receptacles located in a wet location will be not less than 24.00" (610 mm) from the ground.
Receptacles on off-road vehicles will be a minimum of 30.00" (762 mm) from the ground.
The face of any wet location receptacle will be installed in a plane from vertical to not more than
45 degrees off vertical. No receptacle will be installed in a face up position.
Dry Locations
All receptacles located in a dry location will be of the grounding type. Receptacles will be not
less than 30.00" (762 mm) above the interior floor height.
All receptacles will be marked with the type of line voltage (120-volts or 240-volts) and the
current rating in amps. If the receptacles are direct current, or other than single phase, they will
be so marked.
Listing
All receptacles and electrical inlet devices will be listed to UL 498, Standard for Safety
Attachment Plugs and Receptacles, or other appropriate performance standards. Receptacles
used for direct current voltages will be rated for the appropriate service.
Electrical System Testing
The wiring and associated equipment will be tested by the apparatus manufacturer or the installer
of the line voltage system.
The wiring and permanently connected devices and equipment will be subjected to a dielectric
voltage withstand test of 900-volts for one (1) minute. The test will be conducted between live
parts and the neutral conductor, and between live parts and the vehicle frame with any switches
in the circuit(s) closed. This test will be conducted after all body work has been completed.
Electrical polarity verification will be made of all permanently wired equipment and receptacles
to determine that connections have been properly made.
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Operational Test per Current NFPA 1901 Standard
The apparatus manufacturer will perform the following operation test and ensure that the power
source and any devices that are attached to the line voltage electrical system are properly
connected and in working order. The test will be witnessed and the results certified by an
independent third-party certification organization.
The prime mover will be started from a cold start condition and the line voltage electrical system
loaded to 100 percent of the nameplate rating.
The power source will be operated at 100 percent of its nameplate voltage for a minimum of two
(2) hours unless the system meets category certification as defined in the current NFPA 1901
standard.
Where the line voltage power is derived from the vehicle's low voltage system, the minimum
continuous electrical load as defined in the current NFPA 1901 standard will be applied to the
low voltage electrical system during the operational test.
GENERATOR
The apparatus will be equipped with a complete electrical power system. The generator will be a
Harrison Model 10.0MPC-16 10.0 kW Hydraulic unit. The wiring and generator installation will
conform to the present National Electrical Codes Standards of the National Fire Protection
Association. The installation will be designed for continuous operation without overheating and
undue stress on components.
Generator Performance
- Continuous Duty Rating: 10,000 watts
- Nominal Volts: 120/240
- Amperage: 83.3 @ 120 volts, 41.7 @ 240 volts
- Phase: Single
- Cycles: 60 hertz
- Engine Speed at Engagement: Idle
- RPM range: 1100 to 3,000
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GENERATOR - CONTINUED
Generator Dimensions
- Length: 35 inches
- Width: 23 inches
- Height: 19.00 inches
- Weight: 475 pounds
The output of the generator will be controlled by an internal hydraulic system. An electrical
instrument gauge panel will be provided for the operator to monitor and control all electrical
operations and output.
The generator will be driven by a transmission power take off unit, through a hydraulic pump
and motor.
The generator will include an electrical control inside the cab. The hydraulic engagement supply
will be operational at any time (no interlocks).
An electric/hydraulic valve will supply hydraulic fluid to the clutch engagement unit provided on
the chassis PTO drive.
Generator Instruments and Controls
To properly monitor the generator performance a meter panel will be furnished and mounted
next to the circuit breaker panel. The unit will be a single phase, three (3)-wire, 120/240-volt
series. The following instruments will be installed in the panel if not specified on the generator:
- One (1) Voltmeter
- Two (2) Ammeters
- One (1) Frequency Meter
- One (1) Hour Meter on the Generator
- One (1) "PTO" Engagement Green Indicator Light
- One (1) "Power On" Green Indicator Light
- Two (2) Fuse Holders with Two (2) Amp Fuses (for gauge protection)
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GENERATOR - CONTINUED
Generator Instruments and Controls - Continued
The gauges and controls will be installed near eye level in the compartment. Instruments will be
flush mounted in an appropriate sized weatherproof electrical enclosure. All instruments used
will be accurate within +/- two (2) percent. The load center will have a circuit breaker to assure
overload protection. The breaker furnished will be properly sized to the generator output.
Generator Wiring:
The system will be installed by highly qualified electrical technicians to assure the required level
of safety and protection to the fire apparatus operators. The wiring, electrical fixtures and
components will be to the highest industry quality standards available on the domestic market.
The equipment will be the type as designed for mobile type installations subject to vibration,
moisture and severe continuous usage. The following electrical components will be the
minimum acceptable quality standards for this apparatus:
Wiring:
All electrical wiring will be fine stranded copper type. The wire will be sized to the load and
circuit breaker rating; ten (10) gauge on 30 amp circuits, 12 gauge on 20 amp circuits and 14
gauge on 15 amp circuits. The cable will be run in corner areas and extruded aluminum
pathways built into the body for easy access.
Load Center:
The main load center will be a Cutler Hammer with circuit breakers rated to load demand.
Circuit Breakers:
Individual breakers will be provided for all on-line equipment to isolate a tripped breaker from
affecting any other on-line equipment.
GENERATOR LOCATION
The generator will be permanently mounted above the torque box in a location to be determined
at the preconstruction meeting.
GENERATOR START
There will be a switch provided on the cab instrument panel to engage the generator.
CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL
The circuit breaker panel will be located in the compartment above driver's front stabilizer.
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ELECTRIC CORD REEL
Furnished with the 120 volt AC electrical system will be a Hannay, Series 1600, cord reel. The
reel will be provided with a 12-volt electric rewind switch, that is guarded to prevent accidental
operation and labeled for its intended use. The switch will be protected with a fuse and installed
at a height not to exceed 72.00" above the operators standing position.
The exterior finish of the reel(s) will be painted #269 gray from the reel manufacturer.
A captive roller assembly to be provided to aid in the payout and loading of the reel. A ball stop
will be provided to prevent the cord from being wound on the reel.
A label will be provided in a readily visible location adjacent to the reel. The label will indicate
current rating, current type, phase, voltage and total cable length.
A total of one (1) cord reel will be provided to be determined at the preconstructioin meeting.
The cord reel will be configured with three (3) conductors.
CORD
Provided for electric distribution will be one (1) length installed on the reel of 200 feet of black
10/3 electrical cord. A Hubbell L5-20, 20 amp, 120 volt, twist lock connector body will be
installed on the end of the cord.
FOUR (4)-SECTION 105 FOOT AERIAL LADDER
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
The ladder will be constructed to meet all of the requirements as described in the current NFPA
1901 standards.
The aerial device will be a true ladder type device; therefore ladders attached to booms will not
be considered.
These capabilities will be established in an unsupported configuration.
All structural load supporting elements of the aerial device that are made of a ductile material
will have a design stress of not more than 50% of the minimum yield strength of the material
based on the combination of the live load and the dead load. This 2:1 structural safety factor
meets the current NFPA 1901 standard.
All structural load supporting elements of the aerial device that are made of non-ductile material
will have a design stress of not more than 20% of the minimum ultimate strength of the material,
based on the combination of the rated capacity and the dead load. This 5:1 safety factor meets
the current 1901 NFPA standard.
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FOUR (4)-SECTION 105 FOOT AERIAL LADDER - CONTINUED
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS - CONTINUED
Wire ropes and attaching systems used to extend and retract the fly sections will have a 5:1
safety factor based on the ultimate strength under all operating conditions. The factor of safety
for the wire rope will remain above 2:1 during any extension or retraction stall. The minimum
ratio of the diameter of wire rope used to the diameter of the sheave used will be 1:12. Wire
ropes will be constructed of seven (7) strands over an inner wire core for increased flexibility.
The wire rope will be galvanized to reduce corrosion.
The aerial base pivot bearings will be maintenance free type bearings and require no external
lubrication.
The aerial device will be capable of sustaining a static load one and one-half times its rated tip
load capacity (live load) in every position in which the aerial device can be placed when the
vehicle is on a firm level surface.
The aerial device will be capable of sustaining a static load one and one-third times its rated tip
load capacity (live load) in every position the aerial device can be placed when the vehicle is on
a slope of five degrees downward in the direction most likely to cause overturning.
With the aerial device out of the cradle and in the fully extended position at zero degrees
elevation, a test load will be applied in a horizontal direction normal to the centerline of the
ladder. The turntable will not rotate and the ladder will not deflect beyond what the product
specification allows.
All welding of aerial components, including the aerial ladder sections, turntable, pedestal, and
outriggers, will be in compliance with the American Welding Society standards. All welding
personnel will be certified, as qualified under AWS welding codes.
The aerial device will be capable of operating with the maximum rated tip load in either of the
two (2) following conditions:
- Conditions of high wind up to 50 mph
- Conditions of icing, up to a coating of .25" over the entire aerial structure
All of the design criteria must be supported by the following test data:
- Strain gage testing of the complete aerial device
- Analysis of deflection data taken while the aerial device was under test load
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CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS - CONTINUED
The following standards for materials are to be used in the design of the aerial device:
- Materials are to be certified by the mill that manufactured the material
- Materials that are certified or recertified by vendors other than the mill will not be acceptable
- Material testing that is performed after the mill test will be for verification only and not with
the intent of changing the classification
- All welded structural components for the ladder will be traceable to their mill lots
LADDER CONSTRUCTION
The ladder will be comprised of four sections.
The ladder will have the capability to support a minimum of 750 pounds at the tip in the
unsupported configuration, based upon 360 degree rotation, up to full extension and from -8
degrees to +75 degrees.
The ladder (handrails, baserails, trusses, K-braces and rungs) will be constructed of high strength
low alloy steel, minimum 70,000 pounds per square inch yield, with full traceability on all
structural members.
Each section will be trussed diagonally, vertically and horizontally using welded steel tubing.
8All ladder rungs will be round and welded to each section utilizing "K" bracing for torsional
rigidity.
The inside width dimensions of the ladder will be:
- Base Section 39.00"
- Inner-Mid Section 32.25"
- Outer-Mid Section 26.62"
- Fly Section 21.62"
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LADDER CONSTRUCTION - CONTINUED
The height of the handrails above the centerline of the rungs will be:
- Base Section 26.75"
- Inner-Mid Section 22.87"
- Outer-Mid Section 20.25"
- Fly Section 17.50"
The ladder will be designed to provide continuous egress for firefighters and civilians from an
elevated position to the ground. The end of the fly section will be constructed in a manner that
aids personnel in climbing off the ladder.
The egress section will be designed to maintain the rated load of the aerial device. It will be
bolted on for easy replacement.
VERTICAL HEIGHT
The ladder shall extend to a minimum height of 105' above the ground at full extension and
elevation. The measurement of height shall be consistent with NFPA standards.
HORIZONTAL REACH
The rated horizontal reach shall be a minimum of 100'. The measurement of horizontal reach
shall be consistent with NFPA standards.
TURNTABLE
The upper turntable assembly will connect the aerial ladder to the turntable bearing. The steel
structure will have a mounting position for the aerial elevation cylinders, ladder connecting pins,
and upper turntable operator's position.
The turntable will be a 1.00" thick steel deck, coated with a non-skid, chemical resistant material
in the walking areas. The stepping surfaces will meet the skid-resistance requirements of the
current NFPA 1901 standard.
The turntable platform will be 1.00" thick steel deck that is approximately 95.00" wide x 84.50"
long.
The turntable will be lit to meet the current edition of NFPA 1901 requirements. Lights will be
activated by the aerial master switch.
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The turntable handrails shall be a minimum 42.00" high and shall not increase the overall travel
height of the vehicle. The handrails shall be constructed from aluminum and have a slip resistant
knurled surface.
ELEVATION SYSTEM
Two (2) double acting lift cylinders will be utilized to provide smooth precise elevation from 8
degrees below horizontal to 75 degrees above horizontal.
The lift cylinders will have a 6.00" internal diameter (bore), .50" wall thickness, 4.50" diameter
cylinder rod and a 34.84" stroke.
The lift cylinders will be equipped with integral holding valves located on the cylinder to prevent
the unit from falling should the charged lines be severed at any point within the hydraulic
system.
The lift cylinders will be mounted utilizing maintenance free spherical bearings on both ends of
the cylinders. The bearings will help reduce pin wear.
Ladder tip speed is automatically decelerated when the angle is above 60 degrees, reducing "tiplash".
The pivot pins will be stainless steel with greaseless bushings and will be 2.25" in diameter. All
elevation pins will be stainless steel.
EXTENSION/RETRACTION SYSTEM
A full hydraulic powered extension and retraction system will be provided using two (2)
hydraulic cylinders and wire ropes.
Each cylinder is capable of operating the ladder in the event of a failure to the other.
The extension cylinder will have a 3.00" internal diameter (bore), 1.75" diameter rod and a
134.00" stroke.
Extension and retraction will be internally limited within the cylinders, eliminating excess strain
on wire ropes, sheaves and the ladder structure.
Each of the cylinders, wire ropes and sheave assemblies will be completely independent of the
other, so as to provide a safety factor wherein a failure of one assembly will not affect the
function and operation of the other.
The extension cylinders will be equipped with integral holding valves to prevent the unit from
retracting should the charged lines be severed at any point within the hydraulic system.
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The extension cylinders will be mounted utilizing maintenance free spherical bearings.
The cylinders will also have internal deceleration valves to cushion the movement of the cylinder
when approaching full extension or retraction.
The reeling of the wire rope will be such as to provide synchronized, simultaneous movement of
all sections to full extension.
The extension/retraction cables will be 7-flex galvanized wire rope with stainless steel threaded
ends and will possess the following characteristics:
- Inner Section .50" diameter with 26,200# nominal design strength
- Mid Section.38" diameter with 14,880# nominal design strength
- Fly Section.31" diameter with 10,380# nominal design strength
Wear pads made of polymer material will be used between the telescoping sections for maximum
weight distribution, strength and smoothness of operation.
Adjustment screws will be provided on the wear pads to permit proper side alignment.
All sheaves will be plastic and greaseless and all sheave pins and pivot pins will be polished
stainless steel.
ROTATION SYSTEM
A 46.00" diameter, external tooth, monorace, slewing ring bearing will be used for the rotation
system. The gear teeth will be stub tooth form.
The bearing will provide 360 degree continuous rotation.
The turntable will be bolted to the bearing using 36 SAE Grade 8, .875" diameter bolts.
To secure the bearing to the torque box, 36 Grade 8, .875" diameter bolts will be used.
The turntable base and the torque box bearing plate will be machined flat, within .007" thereby
providing even distribution of forces.
Two hydraulically driven planetary gear boxes shall be used to provide infinite and minute
rotation control throughout the entire rotational travel.
Each planetary gearbox shall have a torque rating of 130,000 pounds per inch.
Each planetary gearbox shall have a spring applied; hydraulically released disc type swing brake
shall be furnished to provide positive braking of the turntable assembly.
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ROTATION INTERLOCK
A permanently installed prevention mechanism will be provided as part of the rotation system to
prevent the rotation of the aerial device to the side in which the stabilizers have not been fully
deployed or are short-jacked.
The mechanism will allow full and unrestricted use of the aerial in the 180 degree area on the
side(s) where the stabilizers have been fully deployed.
The system will also have a manual override to comply with NFPA 1901.
TORQUE BOX
A "torsion box" subframe will be installed between the two (2) sets of stabilizers.
The torque box will be constructed of .312" steel plate (50,000 pounds per square inch yield)
with steel tubing reinforcement on each side of the box in the turntable area.
The torque box subframe assembly is capable of withstanding all torsional and horizontal loads
when the unit is on the stabilizers.
The torque box will be bolted to the chassis frame rails using 20 SAE Grade 8, .750" bolts with
nuts.
LOAD CAPACITIES
The following load capacities will be established, with the stabilizers at full horizontal extension
and placed in the down position, to level the truck and to relieve the weight from the tires and
axles.
Capacities will be based upon full extension and 360 degree rotation.
A load chart, visible at the operator's station, will be provided. The load chart will show the
recommended safe load at any condition of the aerial device's elevation and extension.
50 MPH WIND CONDITIONS/WATERWAY DRY
Degrees of -8 to 9 10 to 19 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49
Elevation
Egress
750
750
750
750
750
Fly
Upper Mid 250
Lower Mid 250
250
Base
250
250
250
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50 to 59 60 to 69 70 to 75
750
250
500
750
750
250
500
1000
1000
750
750
750
1000
1000
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50 MPH WIND CONDITIONS/WATERWAY CHARGED
Degrees of -8 to 9 10 to 19 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49
Elevation
Egress
500
500
500
500
500
Fly
Upper Mid 250
Lower Mid 250
500
Base
250
500
750
50 to 59 60 to 69 70 to 75
500
250
500
750
1000
500
500
750
1000
1000
500
750
1000
1000
1000
Reduced loads at the tip can be redistributed in 250 lb. increments to the fly, mid, or base
sections as needed.
The tip capacity will be reduced to zero when flowing water with the nozzle above the
waterway centerline.
BOOM SUPPORT
A heavy duty boom support will be provided for support of the ladder in the travel position. On
the base section of the ladder, a stainless steel scuffplate will be provided where the ladder
comes into contact with the boom support.
The boom support will be located just to the rear of the chassis cab.
AERIAL BOOM PANEL
There will be one boom panel provided on each side of the aerial ladder base section. The boom
panel will be painted to be determined by the purchaser.
The boom panels will be designed so no mounting bolts are in the face of the panel. This will
keep the lettering surface free of holes.
EXTENSION INDICATOR
Extension markings and corresponding numerical indicators will be provided along each inside
and outside top rail of the base section of the aerial every ten (10) feet. They will indicate
various positions of extension up to full. Markings and indicators will be clearly visible to the
console operator. To aid in visibility during hours of darkness, the markings and numerical
indicators will be of a red reflective material.
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FOLDING STEPS
One (1) set of folding steps will be provided at the tip of the ladder. An additional set of folding
steps will be provided at the base of the fly section. The steps will be bright finished, non-skid
with a black coating.
AERIAL DEVICE RUNG COVERS
Each rung will be covered with a secure, heavy-duty, fiberglass pultrusion that incorporates an
aggressive, no-slip coating.
The rung covers will be glued to each rung, and will be easily replaceable should the rung cover
become damaged.
The center portion of each rung cover will be black and the outside 2.00" edge at each side will
be photoluminescent to assist in providing a light source for each rung during low light
conditions.
Under no circumstances will the rung covers be fastened to the rungs using screws or rivets.
The rung covers will have a 10-year, limited warranty.
TURNTABLE CONTROL STATION
There will be a turntable control station located on the left hand side of the turntable so the
operator will be able to easily observe the ladder tip while operating the controls. The controls
will permit the operator to regulate the speed of the aerial functions within safe limits (as
determined by the manufacturer and NFPA standards). The controls will be clearly marked and
lighted for nighttime operation. A hinged aluminum cover will be provided. The momentary foot
switch located at the turntable control station will activate the aerial function controls. They are
capable of being operated independently or simultaneously.
The following controls and indicator lights will be clearly identified, illuminated, and
conveniently located for ease of operation and viewing:
- Elevation, extension/retraction, and rotation controls
- High idle switch
- Rung alignment indicator light
- Tip/Tracking lights switch
- Hydraulic system pressure gauge
- Indicator/Alarm test switch
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- EPU switch and light
- Operator's load chart
- Stabilizer Not Fully Extended indicator light
- Monitor controls
- Aerial waterway flow meter
There will also be a minimum of two (2) 12-volt work lights installed on the turntable to
illuminate the surrounding area for nighttime operation. The work lights will be activated by the
aerial master switch.
STABILIZER CONTROL STATION
There will be two (2) easily accessible control stations, one (1) for driver side stabilizers and one
(1) for passenger side stabilizers, located at the rear of the apparatus.
The following controls and indicator lights will be clearly identified, illuminated, and
conveniently located for ease of operation and viewing at each of the control stations except
where otherwise noted:
- Left Rear Stabilizer Firm On Ground indicator light (driver side panel only)
- Left Rear Stabilizer Fully Extended Indicator light (driver side panel only)
- Left Rear Stabilizer In/Out switch (driver side panel only)
- Left Rear Stabilizer Up/Down switch (driver side panel only)
- Left Front Stabilizer Firm On Ground indicator light (driver side panel only)
- Left Front Stabilizer Fully Extended indicator light (driver side panel only)
- Left Front Stabilizer In/Out switch (driver side panel only)
- Left Front Stabilizer Up/Down switch (driver side panel only)
- Right Rear Stabilizer Firm On Ground indicator light (passenger side panel only)
- Right Rear Stabilizer Fully Extended indicator light (passenger side panel only)
- Right Rear Stabilizer In/Out switch (passenger side panel only)
- Right Rear Stabilizer Up/Down switch (passenger side panel only)
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- Right Front Stabilizer Firm On Ground indicator light (passenger side panel only)
- Right Front Stabilizer Fully Extended indicator light (passenger side panel only)
- Right Front Stabilizer In/Out switch (passenger side panel only)
- Right Front Stabilizer Up/Down switch (passenger side panel only)
- Hydraulic emergency power switch
- High idle switch
STABILIZERS
The vehicle will come equipped with a stabilization system consisting of four (4) hydraulically
operated out and down style stabilizers. This system will meet or exceed all requirements of the
NFPA specifications related to stabilization and setup on sloped surfaces.
The stabilizer/leveling jacks will have a maximum spread of 16' measured from the centerline of
the jack footpads when the beams are fully extended. The beams will be 6.88" wide x 9.00" high
with 3/4" thick top and bottom plates and 3/4" thick sides of 100,000-PSI minimum yield
strength steel. The cylinders will have pilot-operated check valves with thermal relief designed
to insure that the beams will not drift out of the stowed position during travel. Wear pads will
guide the stabilizers.
The horizontal extension cylinders will be totally enclosed within the beams and will incorporate
telescoping hydraulic tubing to supply the jack cylinder hydraulic power. Stabilizer hydraulic
hoses will remain stationary during operation of the stabilizers to prevent hose wear and potential
failure. The cylinders will be equipped with decelerators to reduce the speed of extension and
retraction when the beams are near the fully retracted and extended positions. The stabilizer
extension hydraulic cylinders will have the following dimensions: 2.25" bore, 1.38" rod, and
51.25" stroke.
The vertical jack cylinders will be capable of 12.00" ground penetration. The cylinders will be
supplied with pilot operated check valves on each jack cylinder to hold the cylinder in the stowed
or working position, should a charged line be severed at any point in the hydraulic system. For
safety, the integral holding valves will be located in the cylinder base end, NOT in the transfer
tube. Vertical jack cylinder rods will be fully enclosed by a telescoping inner box to protect the
cylinder rods from damage. The stabilizer jack hydraulic cylinders will have the following
dimensions: 4.25" bore, 3.00" rod, and 28.88" stroke.
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Each stabilizer jack will have a polished stainless steel shield. The stainless steel shield will be a
maximum of 14.00" wide so as to allow the extension of the stabilizer between parked cars or
other obstacles. This plate will serve as a protective guard and a mounting surface for warning
lights. The top, forward, and rear edges will be flanged back 90 degrees for added strength. A
4.00" diameter clear work light will be provided to illuminate the stabilizer and the ground.
Lighting will automatically activate with the aerial master switch.
STABILIZER PADS
The stabilizer footpad will be 12.00" in diameter. The footpad will be attached to the jack
cylinder rod by means of a machined ball at the end of the jack cylinder rod which mates to a
socket machined into the footpad. The footpad will have the ability to pivot 20 degrees from
horizontal in any direction to allow setup on uneven terrain.
AUXILIARY STABILIZER PADS
An auxiliary ground pad will be supplied for each stabilizer to provide additional load
distribution on soft surfaces. The pads will be 31" x 26" and made from a lightweight composite
material. The ground pressure will not exceed 75 pounds per square inch when the ground pads
are used and the apparatus is fully loaded and the aerial device is carrying its rated capacity in
any position. The pads will be stored in a double stacked configuration, two (2) behind each rear
tandem axle in a single bracket.
STABILIZER CONTROLS
An electrically controlled hydraulic valve will power stabilizer movement. The valve can also
be manually controlled in the event of electrical malfunction. Hydraulic power override controls
will be incorporated into the valve. The manual override mechanism will be completely sealed
within the valve assembly to prevent any possibility of corrosion.
The stabilizer controls will be located to provide the operator with a full view of each stabilizer
being positioned. Each stabilizer control panel will include the following:
-In/out stabilizer beam control toggle switch
-Up/down stabilizer jack control toggle switch
-Emergency hydraulic power unit (EPU) control toggle switch
-High idle control toggle switch
-Stabilizer fully extended LED indicator lights
-Stabilizer planted LED indicator lights
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As a safety device, an electrically actuated diverter valve will be provided. The hydraulic power
will be diverted to the aerial ladder controls automatically the instant all stabilizer jacks are
firmly planted on the ground. Once the aerial ladder is raised from the bedded position, the
stabilizer hydraulic power is cut off so the stabilizers will not accidentally be moved while the
aerial is being operated.
To aid in leveling the unit, two bubble type angle indicators will be located near the stabilizer
controls. One indicator will show the angle of the truck from the front to rear and the other will
show the side to side angle of the truck. The indicators will be color coded green to show when
the truck has been properly leveled allowing the aerial device to be operated at full capacity.
A stabilizer deployment audible warning alarm will be provided at each side of the body,
activated by the stabilizer movement.
A "Stabilizers Not Stowed" indicator light will be provided in the cab within view of the driver.
It will illuminate automatically whenever the stabilizers are not fully stowed to prevent damage
to the vehicle if it is moved. The stabilizer system will also be wired to the "Do Not Move
Truck" indicator light. This light will flash whenever the apparatus parking brake is not engaged
and the stabilizers are not fully stowed.
STABILIZER PINS
The stabilizer jacks will not have holes for the stabilizer pins.
NO DOORS, STABILIZER CONTROL BOX
There will be no doors on the stabilizer control box at the rear of the truck.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
All hose assemblies will be assembled and crimped by the hose manufactures certified
technician. An assembly cell will be located on the premises where the technician can perform
audits of the final aerial assembly for proper fitting torque and hose routing.
All manufacturing employees responsible for the installation of hydraulic components will be
properly trained. Training will include: proper handling, installation, torque requirements,
cleanliness and quality control procedures for hydraulic components.
Hoses used in the aerial hydraulic system will be of a premium quality hose with a high abrasion
resistant cover. All pressure hoses will have a working pressure of 4000 psi. and a burst pressure
rating of 16,000 psi.
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The hydraulic oil will be a premium Multi-Vis product that will have a leading edge additive
package, provide oxidation stability, be extremely shear stable, and have maximum anti-wear
properties. All oil delivered to the manufacturing site will have a minimum ISO cleanliness level
of 18/15/13.
Each aerial will be evaluated as to the region and climate where it will be used to determine the
optimum viscosity and proper oil grade. Oil viscosity will be based on an optimum range of 80
to 1000 SUS during normal aerial use. Before shipment of the unit, an oil sample will be taken
and analyzed to confirm the oil is within the allowable ISO grade tolerance.
The aerial hydraulic system will have a minimum oil cleanliness level of ISO 18/15/13 based on
the ISO 4406:1999 cleanliness standard. Each customer will receive a certificate of actual
cleanliness test results and an explanation of the rating system.
Each aerial will include an oil sample port, identified with a yellow dust cap and a label, for
subsequent customer testing.
Ball valves will be provided in the hydraulic suction and return lines to permit component
servicing without draining the oil reservoir.
The system hydraulic pressure will be displayed on a 2.5" liquid filled gauge, located on the
control console.
The hydraulic system will be additionally protected from excessive pressure by a secondary
pressure relief valve set at 3150 psi. In the event the main hydraulic pump compensator
malfunctions, the secondary relief will prevent system damage.
HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS
All cylinders used on the aerial device will be produced by a manufacturer that specializes in the
manufacture of hydraulic cylinders.
Each cylinder will include integral safety holding cartridges. No manifold or transfer tube
mounted cartridges will be acceptable.
Each cylinder will be designed to a minimum safety factor of 4:1 to failure.
All safety holding cartridges will be installed at the cylinder manufacturer, in a controlled clean
environment to avoid possible contamination and or failure.
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HYDRAULIC PUMP
The hydraulic system will be supplied by a variable displacement, load and pressure
compensating piston pump. The pump will meet the demands of all three (3) simultaneous aerial
functions. The pump will provide proper flow for a single aerial function with the engine at idle
speed. A switch will be provided on the control console to increase the engine speed for multiple
function operation.
EMERGENCY PUMP
The aerial will be equipped with an emergency hydraulic pump, electrically driven from the
truck batteries. The pump will be capable of running for 30 minutes for limited aerial functions
to stow the unit in case of a main pump or truck system failure. A momentary switch will be
located at the stabilizer and aerial control locations to activate the emergency pump.
AERIAL CONTROL VALVE
The aerial hydraulic control valve will be designed with special spool flows, limiting the oil flow
for the designed function speed. The valve will be manually controlled and be located in the
control console with the handles protruding through the operating surface for operation. The
activation handles will be spaced a minimum of 3.5" for ease of operation.
OIL RESERVOIR
The oil reservoir will have a minimum capacity of 38 gallons. The oil fill location will be easily
accessible and be labeled "Hydraulic Oil Only" and also indicate the grade of oil that is installed
in the reservoir. The fill will have a desiccant breather filter with a water capacity of 4 fluid
ounces and a 5 micron rating. A drain hose will be included and will terminate with a quarter
turn ball valve. Two (2) suction ports will be provided, one (1) for the main hydraulic pump and
one (1) for the emergency pump. The main suction will be slightly elevated off the bottom of the
reservoir and include a 100 mesh suction strainer. The emergency suction port will be closer to
the bottom of the reservoir to provide some reserve oil for emergency operation. A six (6) disc
type magnetic drain will also be provided to collect any ferrous contaminants. A float type
sending unit in the reservoir will provide an indication of oil level on an electric gauge mounted
adjacent to the fill location.
HIGH PRESSURE FILTER
The pressure filter will be rated for 6,000 psi working pressure and generously sized for
efficiency and capacity. A 90 psi bypass spring will be included to protect the element and
hydraulic system during lower than normal system operating temperatures.
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The 5Q filter element will be constructed of a micro glass medium, which has the highest capture
efficiency, dirt holding capacity and life expectancy over other media such as cellulose and
synthetic. The nominal rating will be 5 micron and have an efficiency rating of 99.3 % for 5
micron sized particles. The element will have a dirt holding capacity of not less than 35 grams.
RETURN FILTER
The return filter will be rated for 800 psi working pressure and generously sized for efficiency
and capacity. A 25 psi bypass spring will be included to protect the element and hydraulic
system during lower than normal system operating temperatures. The 5Q filter element will be
constructed of a micro glass medium, which has the highest capture efficiency, dirt holding
capacity and life expectancy over other media such as cellulose and synthetic. The nominal
rating will be 5 microns and have an efficiency rating of 99.6% for 5 micron sized particles. The
element will have a dirt holding capacity of not less than 40 grams.
HYDRAULIC SWIVEL
The aerial ladder will be equipped with a high pressure hydraulic swivel which will connect the
hydraulic lines from the hydraulic pump and reservoir, through the rotation point, to the aerial
control bank. The hydraulic swivel will allow for 360-degree continuous rotation of the aerial.
ELECTRIC SWIVEL
The ladder will be equipped with an electric swivel to allow 360-degree rotation of the aerial
while maintaining connections in all electrical circuits through the rotation point. A minimum of
28 collector rings that are capable of supplying 30-amp continuous service will be provided. All
collector rings will be enclosed and protected against condensation and corrosion.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
The aerial electrical system will be designed and manufactured in such a way that the power and
signal protection and control compartments will contain circuit protection devices and power
control devices. The power and signal protection and control components will be protected
against corrosion, excessive heat, excessive vibration, physical damage, and water spray.
The aerial electrical system will be designed and manufactured to allow the following:
- All of the serviceable components will be readily accessible.
- Circuit protection devices will be utilized to protect each circuit.
- All circuit protection devices will be sized to prevent wire and component damage when
subjected to extreme current overload.
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- General protection circuit breakers will be Type-I automatic reset (continuously resetting) or
Type-II (manual resetting) and conform to SAE requirements. When required, automotive type
fuses conforming to SAE requirements will be utilized to protect electronic equipment.
- Power control relays and solenoids, when utilized, will have a direct current (dc) rating of
125% of the maximum current for which the circuit is protected.
The aerial electrical system will be designed and manufactured to allow the following:
- Toggle switches will be utilized that are certified for the outside conditions that fire apparatus
experience.
- All wiring will be protected through conduit or loom.
- All wiring harnesses will be properly supported to eliminate harness damage through rubbing.
- An inductive proximity switch and illumination light will be incorporated into the boom
support.
- The aerial master and aerial PTO can be engaged after the water pump has been engaged
without having to bring the RPM back to idle.
- Standard cabling to the tip of the aerial will consist of one (1) 16/20 cable and one (1) 12/8
cable.
DRIVER SIDE TORQUE BOX POWER DISTRIBUTION PANEL
A fuse and relay panel, located behind the driver side stabilizer, will include the following:
- NEMA 4x rated weatherproof enclosure
- Relays, fuses, and circuit breakers for aerial and stabilizer interlocks and control switches
TURNTABLE LIGHTING
The turntable will be lighted for nighttime operation with a minimum of two (2) work lights
activated by the aerial master switch. A foot switch will be located at the turntable console to
allow hydraulic flow to the aerial device. The foot switch will be protected by a cover to prevent
accidental activation. Activation of the foot switch is necessary for aerial device operation.
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TURNTABLE CONSOLE
The following switches and indicator lights will be standard on the turntable console:
- High idle on/off switch
- Tip/Tracking light switch
- Indicator and alarm test switch
- Emergency hydraulic power switch
- STABILIZERS NOT FULLY EXTENDED amber indicator light
- Rung alignment green indicator light
The turntable console will be lighted for nighttime operation with one (1) work light activated by
the aerial master switch. A fuse panel will be located in the turntable console.
TURNTABLE OVERRIDE CONTROLS
The aerial manual override controls will be located in the turntable control console.
MASTER OVERRIDE CONTROLS
An emergency power switch will be located at the rear of the apparatus. The switch will activate
the emergency power unit and allow control of the aerial or stabilizers based on the direction the
switch is toggled.
A work light will be provided to illuminate the master override controls when the battery switch
is active and the master override door is open.
BOOM SUPPORT
A Turck inductive proximity switch will be provided on the boom support to detect if the aerial
device is fully stowed within the boom support.
STABILIZER INDICATOR
A "Stabilizers Not Stowed" indicator will be provided in the driver's compartment. It will
illuminate automatically whenever the stabilizers are not fully stowed, to prevent damage to the
apparatus if moved. The stabilizer system will also be wired to the "Do Not Move" indicator
light, which will flash whenever the apparatus parking brake is not fully engaged and the
stabilizers are not fully stowed.
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CRADLE INTERLOCK SYSTEM
A cradle interlock system will be provided to prevent the lifting of the aerial from the nested
position until the operator has positioned all the stabilizers in a load supporting configuration. A
switch will be installed at the cradle to prevent operation of the stabilizers once the aerial has
been elevated from the nested position.
STABILIZER ALARM
An electronic warning device will be provided at each stabilizer to warn personnel that the
stabilizers are being deployed. Each alarm will produce a fast pulsing 90 DBA signal and will
cancel only when the stabilizer is put into a load bearing configuration.
STABILIZER SCENE LIGHTS
A 4.00" clear floodlight will be provided on each stabilizer to illuminate the surrounding area.
The light will be actuated by the aerial master switch.
AERIAL DEVICE LIGHTING
There will be white 12 volt DC halogen, spotlights furnished on the aerial device:

One (1) Unity Model AG-S-7682 will be installed on the right side of the base section of
the ladder.
 One (1) Unity Model AG-S-7682 will be installed on the left side of the base section of
the ladder.
 One (1) Unity Model AG-S-7682 will be installed on the right side at the end of the aerial
device.
 One (1) Unity Model AG-S-7682 will be installed on the left side at the end of the aerial
device.
Individual on/off switches will be provided on each light.
Power to the lights will be controlled by a master on/off switch at the turntable control operator's
position.
The lights will be mounted below the top edge of the aerial device so as not to increase the
overall height of the unit.
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STABILIZER WARNING LIGHTS
There will be four (4) Whelen®, Model 60*02F*R, LED flashing warning lights with Whelen,
Model 6EFLANGE, chrome flanges installed, one (1) on each stabilizer cover panel.
 The front stabilizer pan lights will be red Super LED/red lens each side
 The rear stabilizer pan lights will be red Super LED/red lens each side
These lights will be provided with a flange.
These warning lights will be activated by the same switch as the side warning lights.
STABILIZER BEAM WARNING LIGHTS
Two (2) 4.00" diameter red LED flashing lights will be mounted on each stabilizer, one (1)
facing forward and one (1) facing rearward. The lights will be Grote Supernova 40 series LED
lights. The lights will be recessed in the horizontal beam of the stabilizer. These warning lights
will be activated with the aerial master switch.
120-VOLT RECEPTACLE AT TIP
A 120-volt, 20 amp, three (3)-prong twist lock receptacle, with weatherproof cover will be
provided at the tip of the aerial device.
2-WAY AERIAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
There will be a Fire Research model ICA900-112 two-way intercom system provided. The
control module will be located on the turntable operator console, provided there is room, and
have an LED volume display and push-button volume control.
A hands free module will be located at the aerial tip or platform and constantly transmit to the
other module unless the control module push-to-talk button is pressed.
Each intercom unit will be weatherproof.
RAISED AERIAL PEDESTAL
The aerial pedestal will be raised to accommodate the height of the cab.
MANSAVER™ BARS, AERIAL TURNTABLE
ManSaver™ bars will be installed at the aerial turntable.
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WATER SYSTEM
A waterway system will be provided consisting of the following components and features:
A 5.00" pipe connected to the water supply on one end and to a water swivel at the rotation point
of the turntable. The water swivel will allow the ladder to rotate 360 degrees continuously while
flowing water.
A 4.00" waterway swivel is to be routed through the rotation point swivel up to the heel pin
swivel. The heel pin swivel will allow the water to flow to the ladder pipe while elevating the
aerial ladder from -5 degrees to 75 degrees. The heel pivot pin is not integral with the waterway
swivel at any point. The design of the waterway will allow complete servicing of the waterway
swivel without disturbing the heel pivot pin.
The integral telescopic water system will consist of a 4.50" diameter tube in the base section, a
4.00" diameter tube in the inner mid-section, 3.50" diameter tube in the outer mid-section and a
3.00" diameter tube in the fly section. The telescopic water pipes will be anodized aluminum.
The rotational torque will have adequate power to rotate the ladder into a full 1000 gallon per
minute water stream directed at 90 degrees to the side while maintaining the 500 pound tip load.
The aerial will be capable of discharging up to 1000 gallons per minute at 100 pounds per square
inch parallel to the ladder and 90 degrees to each side of center while maintaining the fully rated
tip load.
An adjustable intake relief valve will be furnished to protect the aerial waterway from a pressure
surge.
A 1.50" drain valve will be located at the lowest point of the waterway system.
WATERWAY SEALS
The waterway seals will be of type-B PolyPak design, composed of nitroxile seal and a nitrile
wiper, which together offer maximum stability and extrusion resistance on the waterway. The
seal will be capable of withstanding pressures up to 2000 psi, temperatures in excess of 250
degrees Fahrenheit and have resistance to all foam generating solutions. The seals will be
internally lubricated.
The waterway seals will have automatic centering guides constructed of synthetic
thermalpolymer. The guides will provide positive centering of the extendible sections within
each other and the base section to insure longer service life and smoother operation.
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AERIAL MONITOR
An Akron, model 3578 monitor with stow and deploy will be provided at the tip with an Akron
1500 gpm Model 5178.
The monitor's functions will be controlled electrically from two (2) separate locations. One (1)
control will be located at the control console and the other at the ladder tip.
There will be a courtesy light at the tip of the aerial to illuminate the controls.
FLOW METER (AERIAL WATERWAY)
A Fire Research Corporation (FRC), Model DF430, digital flow indicator with a four (4) digit
LED display will be provided for the aerial waterway at the turntable control station.
The display will have a flow totalizer, programmable high and low flow warnings, and
automatically adjust LED brightness for day/night viewing.
REAR INLET
A 5.00" NST inlet to the aerial waterway will be provided at the rear of the apparatus. It will be
furnished with a 5.00" chrome plated adapter and a 5.00" chrome plated, long handle cap.
WATERWAY LOCKING SYSTEM
The aerial ladder waterway monitor will be capable of being positioned at either the fly section
or at the next lower section of the ladder.
The monitor location will be changeable by the use of a single handle, located at the side of the
ladder.
The handle, attached to a cam bracket, will simply be moved forward to lock the monitor at the
fly section and back to lock it to the previous section.
There will be no pins to remove and reinstall.
The monitor will be operational at all times, regardless of its position, without connecting or
disconnecting electrical lines.
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TOOLS
The following tools will be provided for retorquing of all specified bolts as recommended by the
manufacturer:
- Torque Wrench
- All Required Extensions, Sockets and Adapters
- 4-to-1 Multiplier
MANUALS
Two (2) operator maintenance manuals and two (2) wiring diagrams pertaining to the aerial
device will be provided with the apparatus at time of pick-up.
INITIAL INSTRUCTION
On initial delivery of the fire apparatus, the contractor will supply a qualified representative to
demonstrate the apparatus and provide initial instruction to the fire department regarding the
operation, care, and maintenance of the apparatus for a period of three (3) days.
LOOSE EQUIPMENT
The following equipment will be furnished with the completed unit:
- One (1) bag of chrome, stainless steel, or cadmium plated screws, nuts, bolts and washers, as
used in the construction of the unit.
NFPA REQUIRED LOOSE EQUIPMENT, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
The following loose equipment as outlined in NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, section 9.8.2 and 9.8.3
will be provided by the fire department. All loose equipment will be installed on the apparatus
before placed in emergency service, unless the fire department waives NFPA section 4.21.
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800 ft. (240 m) of 2.50" (65 mm) or larger fire hose, in any combination.
400 ft. (120 m) of 1.50" (38 mm), 1.75" (45 mm), or 2.00" (52 mm) fire hose, in any
combination.
One (1) handline nozzle, 200 gpm (750 L/min) minimum.
Two (2) handline nozzles, 95 gpm (360 L/min) minimum.
One (1) playpipe with shutoff and 1.00" (25 mm), 1.125" (29 mm), and 1.25" (32 mm)
tips.
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NFPA REQUIRED LOOSE EQUIPMENT, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT CONTINUED
 One (1) SCBA complying with NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained
Breathing Apparatus for Fire and Emergency Services, for each assigned seating
position, but not fewer than four (4), mounted in brackets fastened to the apparatus or
stored in containers supplied by the SCBA manufacturer.
 One (1) spare SCBA cylinder for each SCBA carried, each mounted in a bracket fastened
to the apparatus or stored in a specially designed storage space(s).
 One (1) first aid kit.
 Four (4) salvage covers, each a minimum size of 12 ft. × 14 ft. (3.6 m × 5.5 m).
 Four (4) combination spanner wrenches mounted in brackets fastened to the apparatus.
 Two (2) hydrant wrenches mounted in brackets fastened to the apparatus.
 One (1) double female 2.50" (65 mm) adapter with National Hose threads, mounted in a
bracket fastened to the apparatus.
 One (1) double male 2.50" (65 mm) adapter with National Hose threads, mounted in a
bracket fastened to the apparatus.
 One (1) rubber mallet, for use on suction hose connections, mounted in a bracket fastened
to the apparatus.
 Four (4) ladder belts meeting the requirements of NFPA 1983, Standard on Fire Service
Life Safety Rope and System Components.
 One (1) 150 ft. (45 m) light-use life safety rope meeting the requirements of NFPA 1983,
Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components.
 One (1) 150 ft. (45 m) general-use life safety rope meeting the requirements of NFPA
1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components.
 One (1) traffic vest for each seating position, each vest to comply with ANSI/ISEA 207,
Standard for High Visibility Public Safety Vests, and have a five-point breakaway feature
that includes two (2) at the shoulders, two (2) at the sides, and one (1) at the front.
 Five (5) fluorescent orange traffic cones not less than 28.00" (711 mm) in height, each
equipped with a 6.00" (152 mm) retro-reflective white band no more than 4.00" (152
mm) from the top of the cone, and an additional 4.00" (102 mm) retro-reflective white
band 2.00" (51 mm) below the 6.00" (152 mm) band.
 Five (5) illuminated warning devices such as highway flares, unless the five (5)
fluorescent orange traffic cones have illuminating capabilities.
 One (1) automatic external defibrillator (AED).
 If the supply hose carried does not use sexless couplings, an additional double female
adapter and double male adapter, sized to fit the supply hose carried, will be carried
mounted in brackets fastened to the apparatus.
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NFPA REQUIRED LOOSE EQUIPMENT, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT CONTINUED
 If none of the pump intakes are valved, a hose appliance that is equipped with one or
more gated intakes with female swivel connection(s) compatible with the supply hose
used on one side and a swivel connection with pump intake threads on the other side will
be carried. Any intake connection larger than 3.00" (75 mm) will include a pressure
relief device that meets the requirements of 16.6.6.
 If the apparatus does not have a 2.50" National Hose (NH) intake, an adapter from 2.50"
NH female to a pump intake will be carried, mounted in a bracket fastened to the
apparatus if not already mounted directly to the intake.
 If the supply hose carried has other than 2.50" National Hose (NH) threads, adapters will
be carried to allow feeding the supply hose from a 2.50" NH thread male discharge and to
allow the hose to connect to a 2.50" NH female intake, mounted in brackets fastened to
the apparatus if not already mounted directly to the discharge or intake.
SOFT SUCTION HOSE, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, section 9.7.2 requires a minimum of 20 ft. of suction hose or 15 ft. of
supply hose.
Hose is not on the apparatus as manufactured. The fire department will provide suction or
supply hose.
DRY CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHER PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, section 9.8.3 requires one (1) approved dry chemical portable fire
extinguisher with a minimum 80-B:C rating mounted in a bracket fastened to the apparatus.
The extinguisher is not on the apparatus as manufactured. The fire department will provide and
mount the extinguisher.
WATER EXTINGUISHER PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, section 9.8.3 requires one (1) 2.5 gallon or larger water extinguisher
mounted in a bracket fastened to the apparatus.
The extinguisher is not on the apparatus as manufactured. The fire department will provide and
mount the extinguisher.
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AXE, FLATHEAD, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, Section 9.8.3 requires one (1) flathead axe mounted in a bracket
fastened to the apparatus.
The axe is not on the apparatus as manufactured. The fire department will provide and mount
the axe.
AXE, PICKHEAD, PROVIDED BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, Section 9.8.3 requires one (1) pickhead axe mounted in a bracket
fastened to the apparatus.
The axe is not on the apparatus as manufactured. The fire department will provide and mount
the axe.
PAINT
The exterior custom cab and body painting procedure will consist of a seven (7) step finishing
process as follows:
4. Manual Surface Preparation - All exposed metal surfaces on the custom cab and body
will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for painting. Imperfections on the exterior
surfaces will be removed and sanded to a smooth finish. Exterior seams will be sealed
before painting. Exterior surfaces that will not be painted include; chrome plating,
polished stainless steel, anodized aluminum and bright aluminum treadplate.
5. Chemical Cleaning and Pretreatment - All surfaces will be chemically cleaned to remove
dirt, oil, grease, and metal oxides to ensure the subsequent coatings bond well. The
aluminum surfaces will be properly cleaned and treated using a high pressure, high
temperature 4 step Acid Etch process. The steel and stainless surfaces will be properly
cleaned and treated using a high temperature 3 step process specifically designed for steel
or stainless. The chemical treatment converts the metal surface to a passive condition to
help prevent corrosion. A final pure water rinse will be applied to all metal surfaces.
6. Surfacer Primer - The Surfacer Primer will be applied to a chemically treated metal
surface to provide a strong corrosion protective basecoat. A minimum thickness of 2
mils of Surfacer Primer is applied to surfaces that require a Critical aesthetic finish. The
Surfacer Primer is a two-component high solids urethane that has excellent sanding
properties and an extra smooth finish when sanded.
7. Finish Sanding - The Surfacer Primer will be sanded with a fine grit abrasive to achieve
an ultra-smooth finish. This sanding process is critical to produce the smooth mirror like
finish in the topcoat.
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PAINT - CONTINUED
8. Sealer Primer - The Sealer Primer is applied prior to the Basecoat in all areas that have
not been previously primed with the Surfacer Primer. The Sealer Primer is a twocomponent high solids urethane that goes on smooth and provides excellent gloss hold
out when topcoated.
9. Basecoat Paint - Two coats of a high performance, two component high solids
polyurethane basecoat will be applied. The Basecoat will be applied to a thickness that
will achieve the proper color match. The Basecoat will be used in conjunction with a
urethane clear coat to provide protection from the environment.
10. Clear Coat - Two (2) coats of Clear Coat will be applied over the Basecoat color. The
Clear Coat is a two-component high solids urethane that provides superior gloss and
durability to the exterior surfaces. Lap style and roll-up doors will be Clear Coated to
match the body. Paint warranty for the roll-up doors will be provided by the roll-up door
manufacture.
Specifications are written to define cyclic corrosion testing, physical strengths, durability and
minimum appearance requirements must be met in order for an exterior paint finish to be
considered acceptable as a Pierce quality finish.
Each batch of basecoat color is checked for a proper match before painting of the cab and the
body. After the cab and body are painted, the color is verified again to make sure that it matches
the color standard. Electronic color measuring equipment is used to compare the color sample to
the color standard entered into the computer. Color specifications are used to determine the
color match. A Delta E reading is used to determine a good color match within each family
color.
All removable items such as brackets, compartment doors, door hinges, and trim will be removed
and separately if required, to ensure paint behind all mounted items. Body assemblies that
cannot be finish painted after assembly will be finish painted before assembly.
The cab will be two-tone, with the upper section painted #10 white along with a shield design on
the cab face and lower section of the cab and body painted #90 red.
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PAINT - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Contractor will meet or exceed all current State regulations concerning paint operations.
Pollution control will include measures to protect the atmosphere, water and soil. Controls will
include the following conditions:
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Topcoats and primers will be chrome and lead free.
Metal treatment chemicals will be chrome free. The wastewater generated in the metal
treatment process will be treated on-site to remove any other heavy metals.
 Particulate emission collection from sanding operations will have a 99.99% efficiency
factor.
 Particulate emissions from painting operations will be collected by a dry filter or water
wash process. If the dry filter is used, it will have an efficiency rating of 98.00%. Water
wash systems will be 99.97% efficient
 Water from water wash booths will be reused. Solids will be removed on a continual
basis to keep the water clean.
 Paint wastes are disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
 Empty metal paint containers will be to recover the metal.
 Solvents used in clean-up operations will be recycled on-site or sent off-site for
distillation and returned for reuse.
Additionally, the finished apparatus will not be manufactured with or contain products that have
ozone depleting substances. Contractor will, upon demand, present evidence that the
manufacturing facility meets the above conditions and that it is in compliance with his State EPA
rules and regulations.
PAINT CHASSIS FRAME ASSEMBLY
The chassis frame assembly will be painted black before the installation of the cab and body, and
before installation of the engine and transmission assembly, air brake lines, electrical wire
harnesses, etc.
Components that are included with the chassis frame assembly
that will be painted are:
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Frame rails
Frame liners
Cross members
Axles
Suspensions
Steering gear
Battery boxes
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PAINT CHASSIS FRAME ASSEMBLY - CONTINUED
 Bumper extension weldment
 Frame extensions
 Body mounting angles
 Rear Body support substructure (front and rear)
 Pump house substructure
 Air tanks
 Fuel tank
 Castings
 Individual piece parts used in chassis and body assembly
Components treated with epoxy E-coat protection prior to paint:
 Two (2) C-channel frame rails
 Two (2) frame liners
The E-coat process will meet the technical properties shown.
COMPARTMENT INTERIOR PAINT
The compartment interior will be painted with a gray spatter finish for ease of cleaning and to
make it easier to touch up scratches and nicks.
AERIAL DEVICE PAINT COLOR
The aerial device paint procedure will consist of a six (6) step finishing process as follows:
1. Manual Surface Preparation - All exposed metal surfaces on the aerial device structural
components above the rotation point will be thoroughly cleaned and mechanically shot-blasted to
remove metal impurities and prepare the aerial for painting.
2. Primer/Surfacer Coats - A two (2) component urethane primer/surfacer will be hand applied
to the chemically treated metal surfaces to provide a strong corrosion protective base coat and to
smooth out the surface. All seams will be caulked before painting.
3. Hand Sanding - The primer/surfacer coat will be lightly sanded to an ultra-smooth finish.
4. Sealer Primer Coat - A two (2) component sealer primer coat will be applied over the sanded
primer.
5. Topcoat Paint - Urethane base coat will be applied to opacity for correct color matching.
6. Clearcoat - Two (2) coats of an automotive grade two (2) component urethane will be applied.
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AERIAL DEVICE PAINT COLOR - CONTINUED
Surfaces that will not be painted include all chrome plated, polished stainless steel, anodized
aluminum and bright aluminum treadplate.
All buy out components, such as monitor, nozzle, gauges, etc. will be supplied as received from
the vendor.
Removable items such as brackets will be removed and painted separately to ensure paint
coverage behind all mounted items.
The aerial device (turntable and ladder sections) will be painted white 10 using the six (6) step
finishing process.
The support structure, rotation motor, components below the rotation point and the stabilizers
will be cleaned, caulked, primed and painted high gloss black.
The tip of the ladder will be painted a contrasting color for high visibility.
REFLECTIVE BAND
A 10.00" white reflective band will be provided across the front of the vehicle and along the
sides of the body.
The reflective band provided on the cab face will be at the headlight level.
CHEVRON STRIPING, REAR
There will be alternating chevron striping located on the rear-facing vertical surface of the
apparatus. Covered surfaces will include the rear wall and aluminum doors. Rear compartment
doors, stainless steel access doors, and the rear bumper will not be covered.
The colors will be red and fluorescent yellow green diamond grade.
Each stripe will be 6.00" in width.
This will meet the requirements of NFPA 1901, 2009 edition, which states that 50% of the rear
surface will be covered with chevron striping.
REFLECTIVE STRIPE ON STABILIZERS
There will be a 4.00" wide fluorescent yellow green diamond grade reflective stripe provided on
the forward and rear facing side of all aerial stabilizers.
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REFLECTIVE STRIPE, CAB DOORS
A 6.00" x 16.00" white reflective stripe will be provided across the interior of each cab door.
The stripe will be located approximately 1.00" up from the bottom, on the door panel.
This stripe will meet the NFPA 1901 requirement.
MANUAL, FIRE APPARATUS PARTS
Two (2) custom parts manuals for the complete fire apparatus will be provided in hard copy with
the completed unit.
The manual will contain the following:
- Job number
- Part numbers with full descriptions
- Table of contents
- Parts section sorted in functional groups reflecting a major system, component, or assembly
- Parts section sorted in Alphabetical order
- Instructions on how to locate a part
The manual will be specifically written for the chassis and body model being purchased. It will
not be a generic manual for a multitude of different chassis and bodies.
SERVICE PARTS INTERNET SITE
The service parts information included in this manual is also available on the Pierce website.
The website offers additional functions and features not contained in this manual, such as digital
photographs and line drawings of select items. The website also features electronic search tools
to assist in locating parts quickly.
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MANUALS, CHASSIS SERVICE
Two (2) chassis service manuals containing parts and service information on major components
will be provided with the completed unit.
The manuals will contain the following sections:
- Job number
- Table of contents
- Troubleshooting
- Front Axle/Suspension
- Brakes
- Engine
- Tires
- Wheels
- Cab
- Electrical, DC
- Air Systems
- Plumbing
- Appendix
The manual will be specifically written for the chassis model being purchased. It will not be a
generic manual for a multitude of different chassis and bodies.
MANUALS, CHASSIS OPERATION
Two (2) chassis operation manuals will be provided.
ONE (1) YEAR MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP
A Pierce basic apparatus limited warranty certificate, WA0008, is included with this proposal.
ENGINE WARRANTY
A Detroit Diesel five (5) year limited engine warranty will be provided. A limited warranty
certificate, WA0180, is included with this proposal.
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STEERING GEAR WARRANTY
A Sheppard three (3) year limited steering gear warranty shall be provided. A copy of the
warranty certificate shall be submitted with the bid package.
FIFTY (50) YEAR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
The Pierce custom chassis frame limited warranty certificate, WA0013, is included with this
proposal.
FRONT AXLE THREE (3) YEAR MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY
The Pierce TAK-4 suspension limited warranty certificate, WA0050, is included with this
proposal.
REAR AXLE TWO (2) YEAR MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY
A Meritor axle limited warranty certificate, WA0046, is included with this proposal.
ABS BRAKE SYSTEM THREE (3) YEAR MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP
WARRANTY
A Meritor Wabco™ABS brake system limited warranty certificate, WA0232, is included with
this proposal.
TEN (10) YEAR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
The Pierce custom cab limited warranty certificate, WA0012, is included with this proposal.
TEN (10) YEAR PRO-RATED PAINT AND CORROSION
A Pierce cab limited pro-rated paint warranty certificate, WA0055, is included with this
proposal.
COMPARTMENT LIGHT WARRANTY
A ten (10) year material and workmanship limited warranty will be provided for the Pierce 12
volt DC LED strip lights. The warranty will cover the LED strip lights to be free from defects in
material and workmanship that would arise under normal use.
A copy of the warranty certificate will be submitted with the bid package (No Exception).
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TRANSMISSION WARRANTY
The transmission will have a five (5) year/unlimited mileage warranty covering 100 percent
parts and labor. The warranty will be provided by Allison Transmission.
Note: The transmission cooler is not covered under any extended warranty you may be getting
on your Allison Transmission. Please review your Allison Transmission warranty for coverage
limitations.
WATER TANK WARRANTY
A UPF poly water tank limited warranty certificate, WA0195, is included with this proposal.
TEN (10) YEAR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
The Pierce apparatus body limited warranty certificate, WA0009, is included with this proposal.
ROLL UP DOOR MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY
An AMDOR roll-up door limited warranty will be provided. The roll-up door will be warranted
against manufacturing defects for a period of ten (10) years. A five (5) year limited warranty
will be provided on painted roll up doors.
The limited warranty certificate, WA0185, is included with this proposal.
PUMP WARRANTY
A Waterous pump limited warranty certificate, WA0225, is included with this proposal.
TEN (10) YEAR PUMP PLUMBING WARRANTY
The Pierce apparatus plumbing limited warranty certificate, WA0035, is included with this
proposal.
TWENTY (20) YEAR AERIAL DEVICE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY WARRANTY
The Pierce device limited warranty certificate, WA0052, is included with this proposal.
AERIAL SWIVEL WARRANTY
An Amity five (5) year limited swivel warranty will be provided. A copy of the warranty
certificate will be submitted with the bid package.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS WARRANTY
Aerial hydraulic system components will be provided with a five (5) year material and
workmanship limited warranty.
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HYDRAULIC SEAL WARRANTY
Aerial hydraulic seals will be provided with a three (3) year material and workmanship limited
warranty.
A copy of the warranty certificates will be submitted with the bid package.
AERIAL WATERWAY WARRANTY
An Amity ten (10) year limited waterway warranty will be provided. A copy of the warranty
certificate will be submitted with the bid package.
FOUR (4) YEAR PRO-RATED PAINT AND CORROSION
A Pierce aerial device limited pro-rated paint warranty certificate, WA0047, is included with this
proposal.
TWO (2) YEAR GENERATOR MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY
A Harrison Hydra-Gen limited warranty certificate, WA0051, is included with this proposal.
TEN (10) YEAR PRO-RATED PAINT AND CORROSION
A Pierce body limited pro-rated paint warranty certificate, WA0057, is included with this
proposal.
VEHICLE STABILITY CERTIFICATION
The fire apparatus manufacturer will provide a certification stating the apparatus complies with
NFPA 1901, current edition, section 4.13, Vehicle Stability. The certification will be provided at
the time of bid.
ENGINE INSTALLATION CERTIFICATION
The fire apparatus manufacturer will provide a certification, along with a letter from the engine
manufacturer stating they approve of the engine installation in the bidder's chassis. The
certification will be provided at the time of bid.
POWER STEERING CERTIFICATION
The fire apparatus manufacturer will provide a certification stating the power steering system as
installed meets the requirements of the component supplier. The certification will be provided at
the time of bid.
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CAB INTEGRITY CERTIFICATION
Pierce manufacturing will provide a cab crash test certification with this proposal.
certification states that the cab must meet or exceed the requirements below:
The
- European Occupant Protection Standard ECE Regulation No.29
- SAE J2422 Cab Roof Strength Evaluation - Quasi-Static Loading Heavy Trucks
- SAE J2420 COE Frontal Strength Evaluation - Dynamic Loading Heavy Trucks
- Roof Crush
The cab will be subjected to a roof crush force of 100,000 lb. This value will be 450 percent of
the ECE 29 criteria, which must be equivalent to the front axle rating up to a maximum of ten
(10) metric tons.
- Side Impact
The cab will be subjected to dynamic preload with a 13,275-lb moving barrier is slammed into
the side of the cab at 5.50 mph, striking with an impact of 13,000 ft-lb of energy. This test will
closely represent the forces a cab will see in a rollover incident.
- Frontal Impact
The cab will withstand a frontal force produced from 65,200 ft-lb of energy using a swing-bob
type platen.
The same cab will withstand all tests without any measurable intrusion into the survival space of
the occupant area.
CAB DOOR DURABILITY CERTIFICATION
Robust cab doors help protect occupants. Cab doors will survive a 200,000 cycle door slam test
where the slamming force exceeds 20 G's of deceleration. The bidder will certify that the sample
doors similar to those provided on the apparatus have been tested and have met these criteria
without structural damage, latch malfunction, or significant component wear.
WINDSHIELD WIPER DURABILITY CERTIFICATION
Visibility during inclement weather is essential to safe apparatus performance. Windshield
wipers will survive a 3 million cycle durability test in accordance with section 6.2 of SAE J198
Windshield Wiper Systems - Trucks, Buses and Multipurpose Vehicles. The bidder will certify
that the wiper system design has been tested and that the wiper system has met these criteria.
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SEAT BELT ANCHOR STRENGTH
Seat belt attachment strength is regulated by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and should
be validated through testing. Each seat belt anchor design will withstand 3000 lb. of pull on both
the lap and shoulder belt in accordance with FMVSS 571.210 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.
The bidder will certify that each anchor design was pull tested to the required force and met the
appropriate criteria.
SEAT MOUNTING STRENGTH
Seat attachment strength is regulated by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and should be
validated through testing. Each seat mounting design will be tested to withstand 20 G's of force
in accordance with FMVSS 571.207 Seating Systems. The bidder will certify that each seat
mount and cab structure design was pull tested to the required force and met the appropriate
criteria.
CAB DEFROSTER CERTIFICATION
Visibility during inclement weather is essential to safe apparatus performance. The defroster
system will clear the required windshield zones in accordance with SAE J381 Windshield
Defrosting Systems Test Procedure And Performance Requirements - Trucks, Buses, And
Multipurpose Vehicles. The bidder will certify that the defrost system design has been tested in
a cold chamber and passes the SAE J381 criteria.
CAB HEATER CERTIFICATION
Good cab heat performance and regulation provides a more effective working environment for
personnel, whether in-transit, or at a scene. The cab heaters will warm the cab 77 degrees
Fahrenheit from a cold-soak, within 30 minutes when tested using the coolant supply methods
found in SAE J381. The bidder will certify that a substantially similar cab has been tested and
has met these criteria.
AMP DRAW REPORT
Pierce Manufacturing will provide, upon request or at the time of delivery, an itemized print out
of the expected amp draw of the entire vehicle's electrical system.
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