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.
Platform control console
Platform and monitor controls are simplified, intuitive and ergonomically positioned for ease of use during operation.
Fully NFPA compliant ergonomically designed basket
Comfortably fit 3 firefighters inside of the ergonomically designed heavy-duty steel platform.
Easy maneuverability and positioning
The platform features dual swing-in doors. The extended front floor and angled corners provide easy maneuverability and positioning.
Compartment space varies, ranging from 144 cubic feet to 306 cubic feet depending upon the body style selected.
Even with the platform stowed, driver and officer visibility is not impeded. Sightlines through the windshield are unobstructed.
The Ascendant platform is capable of flowing 1,250 gallons per minute through the single monitor located at the end of the fly section.
The Ascendant platform will provide you with 110’ of vertical reach and 90’ of horizontal reach without compromising on water capacity, performance, or safety.
8 ft extension for ground access
Extend the platform a mere 8' to easily access the basket from the ground.
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.
-10⁰ to 77⁰ operational range
The Ascendant platform has an impressive operational range of -10⁰ below ground level to 77⁰ above ground level.
Setup on a decline
The Ascendant is designed to perform at full capacity on a 9% downhill slope while meeting all NFPA stability requirements.
Setup on an incline
The Ascendant is designed to perform at full capacity on a 12% uphill slope while meeting all NFPA stability requirements.
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.
Tandem rear 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.
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 PlatformFor 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)
- 100 lb additional equipment allowance at tip
- Smoother and quicker deployment speeds
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.
- 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