April 29, 2015 by Minuteman Trucks
Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, and the leading North American manufacturer of fire and emergency vehicles, showcased 11 fire and emergency apparatus at Lucas Oil Stadium during the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. The display featured two important new product introductions – the game-changing Pierce® Ascendant™ 107-foot heavy-duty steel ladder built on a single rear axle configuration, and new generation Pierce Command Zone™ advanced electronics system with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities.
“The fire industry comes to the Pierce booth for a hands-on look at a wide range of the industry’s finest apparatus, as well as the latest innovative technologies,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “With the new Pierce Ascendant 107-foot single rear axle aerial and the next generation of Command Zone electronics – along with a full-range of pumpers, rescues, and aerials – visitors will experience the very best Pierce has to offer.”
The all-new Pierce Ascendant heavy-duty aerial ladder (HDL), a 107-foot steel aerial that rides on a single rear axle configuration is front and center in the Pierce booth. Available on a wide range of Pierce custom chassis, the Pierce Ascendant – with five patents pending – redefines the performance capabilities in the single rear axle category.
The new Pierce Command Zone™ system offers enhanced capabilities to benefit the driver, officer, and maintenance teams – and features technologies such as integrated GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity for a whole new level of performance. Three unique Command Zone displays in the booth showcase its many benefits and future capabilities.