Spartan ER

Spartan ER to unveil fire apparatus with higher air intake

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, plans to unveil a newly designed turbocharged fire apparatus at the Fire-Rescue International conference Aug. 8-11 in Dallas.

The Spartan Apparatus, built on a Gladiator X15 High Air Intake cab and chassis, features a lightweight, high-performance Cummins engine paired with the Spartan Advanced Protection System safety package. The heavy-duty design provides a higher air intake location to increase the truck’s water-fording ability.

Spartan said the Gladiator X15 High Air Intake cab will be available for new quoting in September.

“Our job is to provide our first responders with the safest, highest-performing, lowest-maintenance machines we can offer,” said Daryl Adams, Spartan Motors president and chief executive officer. “The Gladiator X15 sets the bar for safety, power, torque and low-maintenance performance. The net result is that we’re able to empower our first-responder community with the best vehicle for the job, and we do so in a manner that keeps them safe while they’re at work, no matter what the location or the weather has to deliver.”

In addition to the higher air intake location, the Gladiator X15 High Air Intake cab and chassis features a turbocharged Cummins engine delivering 600-horsepower and 1850 ft./lb. of torque, and is paired with an Allison 4000 transmission. Details such as flat floors, raised roof lines, an optimized engine tunnel, and Spartan’s Advanced Climate Control Systems, provide ideal work conditions for first responders. 

“The smartest innovations make responders more efficient, effective and safer,” said Tom Ninneman, Spartan’s chief operating officer and interim Emergency Response president. “We make the safest cab in the industry.”

 

 

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