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January 2016


Ascendant™ 107’ Aerial Ladder

Go where no apparatus has gone before. And do so with heavy duty capabilities and dependability you deserve without compromising water capacity, performance or safety.

Our Mission

“Our mission with every Pierce project revolves around the performance and protection of the firefighter. We can’t improve in one category and take away from another. Ascendant was born out of that refusal to compromise, and we think it sends a pretty strong message about the lengths Pierce will travel to serve firefighters.”

Dave Archer, VP of Engineering, Pierce Manufacturing



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    Heavy duty steel construction, exceeding NFPA stability and safety requirements
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    Multiplexed, -10° below grade operation with greaseless bearing and sheaves
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    Available body styles include a PUC with extra ladder storage – up to 200’ of ground ladders, Texas Chute Out, and No Pump No Tank
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    75’ maneuverability with 107’ vertical reach and 100’ horizontal reach
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    One set of horizontal outriggers and one downrigger on a single rear axle, 18’ jack spread/13’ short-jacked
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    500 gallon tank, 2000 gpm pump
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    Smaller apparatus with a short overall length of 39’2”
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    1000 lb of additional equipment allowance at tip (no deduction for rope lighting)


Custom Chassis Choices

Arrow XT™, Enforcer™, Impel® or Velocity®


Detroit Diesel DD13, Cummins ISX 12 or ISL

Body Configurations

Quint, Texas Chute Out (side stack hosebed), No Pump No Tank


500 gallons

PUC Availability



Single set of outriggers & one downrigger

Jack Spread

18’ / 13’ short-jacked

Rear Axle Suspension


Ladder Storage Capacity

115’ to 200’ max (depending upon body style)

Hosebed Capacity

1,000' of 5" or split load 700' of 5" & 600' of 3" hose


2500 lb


Overall Apparatus Length


Overall Apparatus Height


Collision Avoidance




Truck Walk Around Video

Eureka Springs, Enforcer™ 107’ Ascendant Quint 

Assistant Fire Chief, Nick Samac from the City of Eureka Springs Fire Department, AR walks through the features on their new 107’ Ascendant; which includes a custom EMS cabinet built in-between 6 seats inside the cab, a laser camera system for precise pad placement on the 2 outriggers, a passenger side camera system, Onspot tire chains, along with (1) 35’, (1) 24’, (2) 16’ extensions and attic ladders.

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