While Ferrara’s line of custom chassis will fit the bill for most fire departments, there are some who need their chassis to go a step further. We are always more than happy to accommodate any vehicle design request to ensure proper performance in the intended environment. Below are a few of the most common specialty chassis that we have built for our customers in the past.
LOW PROFILE AERIAL CHASSIS
Maintaining our reputation as the number one custom fire manufacturer means that we have to constantly listen to our customers’ needs. One of the things we’re constantly asked to do is provide a rear mount aerial apparatus to meet a very low station height. We deliver here, with a full line of low profile aerials, both ladders and platforms. From our compact, maneuverable 57’ two-section ladder to our 100’ rear mount platform, we likely have a design to meet your specifications. Our low-profile aerials are available in our HD-57, HD-77, SHD-100, LP-102, HD-107 and HD-127 aerial ladders and HD-85 or HD-100 rear mount platforms.
FEATURES & OPTIONS
Overall height, HD-57 rear mount ladder: As low as 10’8″
Overall height, HD-77 rear mount ladder: As low as 10’10”
Overall height, LP-102 rear mount ladder: As low as 10’10”
Overall height, HD-107 rear mount ladder: As low as 11’4″
Overall height, HD-100 rear mount platform: As low as 11’6″
URBAN-WILDLAND INTERFACE CHASSIS
Designing and building a custom fire chassis that works as well in a congested city as it does off road fighting a wildfire is no small feat. Ferrara’s team of engineers have come up with the ultimate in Urban-Wildland Interface vehicles, the Inferno and Igniter Urban-Wildland Interface chassis. Built on a super-compact wheelbase, as short as 159”, this truck can seat a crew of six, pump up to 2000 GPM and carry a 500 gallon water tank.
FEATURES & OPTIONS
With its 159” wheelbase on an SMFD cab, the Interface chassis turns on a dime
Ferrara’s custom extruded aluminum design fits an enclosed ladder tunnel inside the body
Carry an on-board foam injection system and a foam cell integral with the water tank
Inferno and Igniter cabs are crash tested to 66,000 pounds
59” wheelbase with SFD cab
168” wheelbase with MFD cab
All wheel drive capability
Pump and roll availability