1996 Luverne Pumper
Four door enclosed pumper whe seating for 8 is powered by a Cummins 8.3L 300 HP diesel engine, Allison automatic transmission, Waterous 1250 GPM single stage pump, 500 gallon poly booster tank, two crosslays, Deck gun (without tips) front suction, rear 4″ and 2.5″ discharges, officers side pump panel has 1.5″ blitzline and tray, two 2.5″ discharges, 6″ suction and 2.5″intake, Drivers side pump panel has 6″ suction, 2.5″ intake and a 2.5″ discharge, aluminum cab, galvanized body, 24ft, 14ft roof and folding attic ground ladders, Firecom system without headsets, Raised roof, two high side compartments, lower body compartments and rear roll up door, Federal Q2B siren, Tow hooks, air horns, lightbar, strobe and rotator warning lights, 46,700 miles. Asking $55,000. Call for further details.
Manufacturers History: Acquired in 1896 by Leicher Brothers, Luverne Wagon Works build their first fire trucks in 1913. Between 1913 and 1985, the Luverne plant built pumpers, tankers, brush trucks and rescues in Minnesota and in some neighboring states.
In 1985, Luverne Fire Apparatus Company was acquired by Luverne Truck Equipment Company of Brandon, South Dakota. At this time, the regional manufacturer started to sell trucks nationally, they also started to sell trucks on custom chassis (Spartan and HME).
In 1997, the company was purchased by Spartan Motors Inc. of Charlotte, Michigan. Spartan also acquired Quality Fire Apparatus of Talladega, Alabama. Between 1997 and 2003, Luverne and Quality continued to sell trucks independently, each serving a different geographical area.
In 2003, Spartan Motors merged Luverne and Quality into Crimson Fire, a new subsidiary company. In 2012, Crimson Fire became Spartan Emergency Rescue Vehicles, or Spartan ERV. The Brandon plant continues production today.
HME was founded in 1913 as Hendrickson Motor Truck Company by Mangus Hendrickson. Hendrickson Motor Truck Company was purchased by The Boler Company in 1978 and later sold the truck manufacturing portion in 1985. After the Atonne Group, located in Wyoming, Michigan purchased the company in 1985, the company changed gears to specializing in the manufacture of custom fire truck cabs and chassis. HME’s fire apparatus carry the model name designations SilverFox and HME Ahrens-Fox.