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ASCENDANT® 110' Heavy-Duty Aerial Platform

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Ride to new heights. 

Maneuverable, first out quint with full rescue capabilities.

Truly another game changer. We’ve taken the Ascendant® single rear axle quint configuration and made it even better with the addition of a platform basket. Imagine that… for those of you who would rather ride than climb or for those of you in weight restrictive states who could never even consider a heavy, tandem axle aerial platform – the Ascendant heavy-duty aerial platform is your solution! This configuration will provide you 110' (33.5m) of vertical reach and 90' (27.4m) of horizontal reach without compromising on water capacity, performance, or safety. You’ll have a maneuverable, first out quint with full rescue capabilities.


The Ascendant platform includes a 100,000 psi high-strength steel ladder with a fully NFPA compliant, ergonomically designed 3-person basket. The Ascendant platform is rated to a 35 mph (56 km/h) wind and ¼" (0.64cm) of ice load. It can accommodate 100 lb (45.4kg) of additional equipment and flow 1,250 gpm (4,732 L/m) from a single monitor located at the end of the fly section. For those of you that want more than just a ladder yet desire a smaller, lighter weight platform basket with lower acquisition costs and less cost of ownership – the Ascendant platform is ideal for you.


The Ascendant heavy-duty aerial platform is available on a wide range of Pierce custom chassis with either a single rear axle or a tandem rear axle to meet your fire department’s needs.

Specifications

  Single Rear Axle Tandem Rear Axle
Custom Chassis Choices Arrow XTTM, EnforcerTM, Impel®, Velocity® Arrow XTTM, EnforcerTM, Impel®, Quantum®, Velocity®
Vertical Reach 110' (33.5m) 110' (33.5m)
Horizontal Reach 90' (27.4m) 90' (27.4m)
Operating Range -10° to 77° -10° to 77°
Payload Capacity 750 lb dry/500 lb wet (340kg dry/227kg wet) 750 lb dry/500 lb wet (340kg dry/227kg wet)
Wind & Ice Ratings Up to 35 mph (56 km/h) winds & 1/4" (.64cm) of ice Up to 35 mph (56 km/h) winds & 1/4" (.64cm) of ice
Flow Capacity 1,250 gpm (4,732 L/m) 1,250 gpm (4,732 L/m)
Stabilizers 1 set of H-style & 1 downrigger 1 set of H-style & 2 downriggers
Stabilizer Spread 18' (5.49m) 16' (4.89m)
Rear Axle Single Tandem
Tank Up to 500 gallons (1,892L) Up to 750 gallons (2,839L)
Pump Range Waterous, Hale, Darley Midship, PTO Waterous, Hale, Darley Midship, PTO
PUC™ Availability Yes Yes
Hosebed Capacity 1,000' (304.8m) of 5" (12.7cm) or split load 700' (213.4m) of 5" (12.7cm) & 600' (182.9m) of 3" (7.6cm) hose 1,000' (304.8m) of 5" (12.7cm) hose
Ladder Complement Minimum of 115' (35.1m) Minimum of 115' (35.1m)
Structural Ladder Warranty 20 yr 20 yr
Patents Issued & pending Issued & pending

Features Gallery

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    Fully NFPA Compliant Ergonomically Designed Basket
    Comfortably fit 3 firefighters inside of the ergonomically designed heavy-duty steel platform.
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    Platform Control Console
    Platform and monitor controls are simplified, intuitive and ergonomically positioned for ease of use during operation.
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    Easy Maneuverability and Positioning
    The platform features dual swing-in doors. The extended front floor and angled corners provide easy maneuverability and positioning.
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    Fire Suppression
    The Ascendant platform is capable of flowing 1,250 gallons per minute through the single monitor located at the end of the fly section.
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    Single Rear Axle Stabilizers
    Featuring only 1 set of H-style outriggers and 1 downrigger, set-up is fast and easy. Tight spot? The vehicle can be short-jacked in those situations.
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    Tandem Axle Stabilizers
    On the Ascendant tandem axle configuration there are four stabilizers, but only the front stabilizers are H-style outriggers – the rear two stabilizers are downriggers that reduce the set-up footprint.
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    8’ Extension for Ground Access
    Extend the platform a mere 8’ to easily access the basket from the ground.
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    Setup on an Incline
    The Ascendant is designed to perform at full capacity on a 12⁰ uphill slope while meeting all NFPA stability requirements.
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    Setup on a Decline
    The Ascendant is designed to perform at full capacity on a 9⁰ downhill slope while meeting all NFPA stability requirements.
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    -10⁰ to 77⁰ Operational Range
    The Ascendant platform has an impressive operational range of -10⁰ below ground level to 77⁰ above ground level.
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    Greater Reach
    The Ascendant Platform will provide you with 110’ of vertical reach and 90’ of horizontal reach without compromising on water capacity, performance, or safety.
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    Improved Corrosion Resistance
    E-coated pedestal & torque box on the single rear axle configuration. E-coated torque box & stabilizers on the tandem rear axle configuration.
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    Exceptional Visibility
    Even with the platform stowed, driver and officer visibility is not impeded. Sightlines through the windshield are unobstructed.
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    Smaller Footprint with Smoother and Quicker Deployment Speed
    The patented Ascendant technologies make it easier to setup and position the apparatus, and provide smoother and quicker platform deployment speed.

Aerial Platform

For those of you that want more than just a ladder yet desire a smaller, lighter weight platform basket with lower acquisition costs and less cost of ownership – the Ascendant platform is ideal for you.
  • Heavy-duty high strength steel
  • Innovative gusset design
  • 3-person ergonomically designed platform basket
  • Single monitor at fly section
  • Dual swing-in doors
  • Below grade operation (-10⁰)
  • Multiplexed
  • 100 lb additional equipment allowance at tip
  • Smoother and quicker deployment speeds

 
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110 Ascendant Platform Monitor Movement

Single Monitor

In order to maintain the impressive performance characteristics inherent to the Ascendant, the monitor weight and location have also been optimized resulting in a single monitor at the end of the fly section. The monitor can flow unrestricted both horizontally and even backwards.

Body Styles

  • Quint – available with a PUC™ pump
  • Texas Chute Out – for departments desiring a side-stacked hosebed; available with a PUC™ pump
  • No Pump No Tank – a true truck company style
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Options Showcase