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Whitehorse Heavy Rescue

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Heavy Rescue

Checkout the new SVI Trucks Heavy Rescue built for the Whitehorse, YT (Canada) Fire Department.  It is a 20′ aluminum SVI-body mounted on a 20″ raised-roof Spartan Metro Star chassis powered by a 450HP Cummins L9 engine.

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Bumper

 

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Compartment Tool Mounting

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Compartment Tool Mounting

Strut Storage

When it comes to tool and equipment mounting on heavy rescues or any apparatus for that matter. Two main options are available, off the shelf mounts or custom fabricated mounts.  However, a third option is a blend of custom and off the shelf mounts that you can see in the pictures below with the hand tools.


Poly-Tech

 

Airbag Storage

Custom airbag holders are typical installed horizon as scene in the picture below.  However, larger airbags and ground plates can also be built to store the them vertically in an apparatus.  Also consider any future airbags that the truck my have.  It would be a mistake to leave wasted space around airbag compartments that could be used in the future.

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Lake Travis Texas Sutphen Engine

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Engine

While we usually do not post too many engines on this page, the Lake Travis Fire Rescue’s Sutphen Heavy-Duty Custom Pumper deserves special mention. Fire & Marine Inc. customized the shelves and trays in each compartment.

  • Specification
  • Drawing
  • CHASSIS:  Sutphen Monarch Heavy-Duty Custom Chassis, 73” Extended Cab with a 10” Raised Roof
  • PUMP: Waterous
  • BODY: Sutphen

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Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue Heavy Rescue 5

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Heavy Rescue

Take a look at the Rosenbauer Heavy Rescue they built for Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue in South Dakota.

Body/Material: FX
Pump Manufacturer: Rosenbauer
Pump Model/GPM: N55
Tank Capacity: 500
Chassis: RBM Commander
Engine/HP: Cummins ( 500 )
Rear Axles: Tandem
Generator: Harrison 14 kW
Warning Lights: Whelen

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