1994 KME 102′ Rear Mount Tower
4 door enclosed cab with air conditioning and seating for 7 with 3 SCBA seats. Powered by a Detroit Diesel 450 HP and Allison Automatic Transmission. Hale 2000 GPM 2 Stage Pump with 300 gallons of water. The 102′ Aerialcat is equipped with breathing air, dual monitors on the platform and a ground ladder package. Its equipped with a diesel generator and NFPA Warning light and electronic siren. Factory rebuilt turntable and service 2019 Aerial and Pump certification the truck is priced to sell at $87,500.00. Contact Bob in our office today for more details on this unit or to schedule an appointment to see this truck at 717-354-8106.
Manufacturers History: KME’s origins are found in an auto repair shop started by John “Sonny” Kovatch in 1946. The business grew and branched into several auto and truck related businesses, including Kovatch Mobile Equipment, which built special-purpose military vehicles and airport refueling vehicles. In 1983, Kovatch Mobile purchased fire apparatus manufacturer Car-Mar, a builder of stainless steel pumpers and tankers.
In 1985, KME Fire Apparatus was formed after Kovatch acquired some of the assets of the former Hendrickson Mobile Equipment company. KME obtained and used Hendrickson’s distinctive chassis. The rights to the name Hendrickson’s Mobile Equipment and other parts of the assets were then sold off, hence HME. Around the same time KME also bought assets from Mack‘s fire apparatus manufacturing division, specifically their technology, inventory, machinery and apparatus body construction methods. KME was producing pumpers when aerial products were added to the product line in 1987, using ladders from LTI and Fire Spire (Hahn).
In 1992, KME acquired the rights to Grumman Emergency Products‘ (Howe-Oren Roanoke Corp) line of aerial devices, the Aerialcat designs, manufacturing resources and other assets of the now closed division of the business.
In 1997 KME purchased the Walter Motor Truck Company, thus entering into the ARFF area of fire suppression. KME offers a whole line of sole-source apparatus, including pumpers, ladder trucks, rescue/command units, wildland, tanker, industrial and airport apparatus.
In April 2016, Kovatch Corporation announced the sale of its fire apparatus business to Florida-based REV Group.