FORMED ALUMINUM BODIES
E-ONE VM8 fire trucks feature all-aluminum body designed for long-term durability and maximum storage capacity. Incorporating the latest technology provides a lightweight body without sacrificing structural integrity. Designs have been verified with stringent Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in which the body is stressed to the maximum chassis Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and off-road frame twisting backed by a 15-year structural body warranty.
Unlike most formed bodies, the VM8 body uses formed structural shapes that create a skeletal framework that equals the strength and durability of extruded bodies. Body incorporates structural integrity that permits E-ONE to provide an industry exclusive standard 15 year structural warranty. Aluminum is 5052-H34 tensile strength, the same material used for large aircraft for decades. Huck-bolts are used for fastening to prevent wallowing and loosening inherent with commonly used conventional bolts, screws and rivets.