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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.
|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)|
|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|
|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|
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.