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ASCENDANT® 107' heavy-duty LADDER


107' of vertical & 100' of horizontal reach. 

Without compromising on water capacity, performance, or safety. 

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.



  Single Rear Axle Tandem Rear Axle
Custom Chassis Choices Arrow XTTM, EnforcerTM, Impel®, Velocity® Arrow XTTM, EnforcerTM, Impel®, Quantum®, Velocity®
Vertical Reach 107' 107'
Horizontal Reach 100' 100'
Operating Range -10° to 77° -10° to 77°
Payload Capacity 750 lb dry/500 lb wet 750 lb dry/500 lb wet
Wind & Ice Ratings Up to 50 mph winds & 1/4" of ice Up to 50 mph winds & 1/4" of ice
Flow Capacity 1,500 gpm 1,500 gpm
Stabilizers 1 set of H-style & 1 downrigger 1 set of H-style & 2 downriggers
Stabilizer Spread 18' 16'
Rear Axle Single Tandem
Tank Up to 500 gallons Up to 750 gallons
Pump Range Waterous, Hale, Darley Midship, PTO Waterous, Hale, Darley Midship, PTO
PUC™ Availability Yes Yes
Hosebed Capacity 1,000' of 5" or split load 700' of 5" & 600' of 3" hose 1,000' of 5" hose
Ladder Complement Minimum of 115' Minimum of 115'
Structural Ladder Warranty 20 yr 20 yr
Patents Issued & pending Issued & pending

Features Gallery

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    Fire suppression
    The Ascendant ladder is capable of flowing 1,500 gallons per minute through the waterway with a 750 pound dry and 500 pound wet tip load capacity.
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    Heavy-duty high-strength 100K psi steel construction
    The Ascendant ladder is not a new ladder structural design at all; it’s simply an optimized design structure.
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    Set-up on varying grades
    The Ascendant is designed to be operated on either an uphill or downhill slope while meeting all NFPA stability requirements.
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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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    Single axle stabilizers
    Featuring 1 set of H-style stabilizers and 1 downrigger, the stabilizers were moved to locations on the apparatus to maintain stability on a single axle with the weight available.
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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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    The single rear axle body is designed for a 2,500 pound equipment allowance and up to 306 cubic feet of compartmentation.
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    Single rear axle pedestal & torque box
    The pedestal & torque box design is the backbone of the Ascendant single rear axle ladder. The unique design allows for no compromise in the ladder performance.

Aerial Ladder

  • Heavy-duty high strength steel
  • Innovative gusset design
  • Replaceable egress
  • Clean tip design
  • Store front blitz feature standard
  • Below grade operation (-10⁰)
  • Multiplexed
  • 100 lb additional equipment allowance at tip
  • Smoother and quicker deployment speeds

Body Styles

Pierce Ascendant™ 107’ Heavy-Duty Steel Ladder – New Body Configurations 

Arrow XT™ Ascendant® 107' Ladder, No Pump No Tank

Enforcer™ 107’ Ascendant® Ladder with PUC™ pump 


Velocity® 107’ Ascendant® Ladder, Texas Chute Out/Side Stacked Hosebed 

Croft Fire District - Aerial

Delivery Date: February 28, 2019
Job Number: 32536
Sales Organization: Spartan Fire & Emergency Apparatus, Inc.

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