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Pierce Manufacturing received an order for a Pierce® Ascendant™ 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform from the Town of Taber Fire Department located in south central Alberta, Canada. Built on a Pierce Enforcer™ chassis, the aerial platform delivers an industry-leading 110-foot vertical reach and 90-foot horizontal reach. The vehicle will be delivered in summer 2018.

APPLETON, Wis. (December 14, 2017) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, received an order for a Pierce® Ascendant™ 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform from the Town of Taber Fire Department located in south central Alberta, Canada. Built on a Pierce Enforcer™ chassis, the aerial platform delivers an industry-leading 110-foot vertical reach and a 90-foot horizontal reach. The vehicle will be delivered next summer.

“The Pierce Ascendant 110-foot single rear axle aerial platform is one of the signature product offerings in our new Ascendant class of aerial apparatus, a group of innovative aerials that set the new industry benchmark for performance,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “The Ascendant class includes a wide range of ladder and platform configurations, and enables fire departments to achieve a longer reach on a more compact vehicle. That’s why fire departments of all sizes have quickly made the Pierce Ascendant the most popular new aerial apparatus in our company’s history.”

Steve Munshaw is Fire Chief of the Town of Taber Fire Department. “We have 186 buildings that require an elevated aerial water stream and, based on our search criteria, we knew it was going to be a challenge to find an apparatus that would fit the fire suppression and rescue needs of our community,” Chief Munshaw explained. “We evaluated a number of manufacturers and, while on a visit to Appleton, we were able to run the Ascendant aerial platform through its paces. We absolutely fell in love with it and it became our number one choice.”

The Pierce Ascendant 110-foot single rear axle aerial platform for the Town of Taber features a 450 hp engine, a Command Zone™ advanced electronics system, a four-door cab with seating for six firefighters, and Pierce’s PSV seats for the driver and officer. The vehicle also features a Pierce proprietary PUC 1500 gpm pump, a 500-gallon water tank, and a Husky® 3 single agent foam system.

The Ascendant aerial device achieves a remarkable 110-foot vertical reach and a 90-foot horizontal reach, and features tip load capacities of 750 lb. (dry) and 500 lb. (wet). The ergonomically designed, three-person basket is rated to carry 100 lbs. of additional equipment. A single monitor located at the fly section can flow up to 1250 gpm.

“We have 35 paid-on-call volunteer firefighters and only three full-time members, so one crucial criteria was finding a truck that required a less restrictive commercial driver’s license, yet delivered a long enough reach to support our community’s growing needs,” added Chief Munshaw. “Plus, Pierce’s product quality and dealer support, available through Commercial Emergency Equipment, were other very important factors.”

Pierce dealer, Commercial Emergency Equipment, offers a network of full-service locations. It is a division of Commercial Truck Equipment, Corporation, renowned for its professional engineers, designers, and certified heavy-duty mechanics, welders, and fabricators who are expert in a wide range of truck applications and integration solutions. “We are excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with Chief Munshaw, Deputy Chief Cote, and their team through this entire process,” said Mike Thomson, Customer Service Manager for Commercial Emergency Equipment.

The Pierce Ascendant Class of aerials includes a 107-foot single or tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor drawn aerial ladder, and a 110-foot single or tandem rear axle aerial platform. All Pierce Ascendant Class aerial apparatus feature a weight optimized design structure that places weight and mass only where required. For a comprehensive review of the Pierce Ascendant Class of aerials, visit piercemfg.com/AscendantClass for complete specs, video, and images.

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 11:12:58 AM by Pierce Mfg.

Topics: Apparatus Orders, Innovation

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. Pierce markets its products through the industry’s largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Visit piercemfg.com to learn more about Pierce.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial.  The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.

Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe.  As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit oshkoshcorporation.com.

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