The Ascendant® 107' heavy-duty steel ladder has truly redefined the single rear axle aerial market, providing firefighters with an unprecedented 107' of vertical and 100' of horizontal reach without compromising on water capacity, performance, or safety. The heavy-duty 100,000 psi high strength steel ladder was purpose built using proven engineering practices. The Ascendant is rated at a 750 lb dry and a 500 lb wet tip load capacity with an additional 100 lb equipment allowance. It can flow up to 1,500 gpm and is capable of a store front blitz feature as standard.
The Ascendant is designed to be operated on either an uphill or downhill slope while meeting all NFPA stability requirements. The design, strength, and durability of the Ascendant ladder have been rigorously tested. Using a third-party, every Pierce aerial is certified to the stringent UL Type I requirements.
The optimized design of the Ascendant ladder results in a significantly lighter vehicle – the Ascendant ladder on a tandem axle chassis has a rear axle rating of only 44,000 lb. A lighter weight vehicle provides numerous benefits: Departments in weight restrictive states can now have an Ascendant tandem axle configuration in their fleet; the costs of ownership are lower with less brake and tire wear; stopping distances are shorter and departments will realize better performance from the chassis drivetrain.