1997 Spartan Luverne Pumper
Spartan 4 door enclosed cab with seating for 5 with 4 SCBA seats. Powered by Cummins diesel engine and Allison Automatic Transmission. Waterous 1250 GPM Pump with 750 gallon water tank. The truck is equipped with two 1.75″ crosslays. The drivers side pump has a 2.50″ intake. The officers side pump panel has one 3″ master discharge and 2.50″ discharge. The rear of the truck is equipped with a 2.50″ discharge and 5″ rear intake. The truck is equipped with a 5kW Honda Gas Generator and scene lights. The truck is equipped with NFPA emergency lighting and sirens. Low mileage pumper with lots of service life make reasonable offer truck is available for immediate delivery. Better Call Bob at 877-346-1373, He sells trucks fast! SOLD!!
Spartan Motors was formed in Charlotte, Michigan in 1976 by four engineers from the bankrupt Diamond-REO truck company. Spartan designed and manufactured a custom cabover chassis for fire services. Like Duplex, Hendrickson, Oshkosh and Pemfab, Spartan supplied chassis to apparatus body manufacturers – this market niche falls between custom apparatus built entirely by apparatus manufacturers (like Pierce or E-One) and commercial chassis rigs like Ford, Freightliner or GMC. Unlike their specialty competitors, Spartan would build chassis to end-user specifications, enabling smaller body manufacturers to offer a custom apparatus option. The Spartan chassis was popular, and apparatus manufacturers throughout North America offered (and continue to offer) Spartan-chassis apparatus.
In the 1980s, Spartan also began to build custom chassis for motor homes.
Early models included the CFC, CFG and CFH chassis. The Gladiator was introduced in 1983 and continues to be one of Spartan’s most popular models. Other models introduced in the 1980s and 1990s included the Diamond, the Monarch, the rear-engine Silent Knight and the GT-One. The Metro Star and Advantage were introduced in the latter part of the 1990s and the Metro Star remains in production today.
Fire Body Manufacturing
In 1997, Spartan entered the apparatus body side of the industry through its acquisition of Luverne Fire Apparatus Ltd. of Brandon, South Dakota and Quality Manufacturing Inc. of Talladega, Alabama. Initially, the two facilities continued to operate as subsidiaries under their original names, but were merged in 2003 to form Crimson Fire. Spartan also acquired Road Rescue Inc., an ambulance manufacturer in St. Paul, Minnesota. Road Rescue was later sold to Allied Specialty Vehicles. In 2011, Spartan acquired Classic Fire of Ocala, Florida.
The last Crimson Fire branded apparatus was delivered in 2013 to Tatamy Volunteer Fire Company.
In 2012, Spartan rebranded Crimson as Spartan ERV. In 2017/2018 Spartan Motors rebranded Spartan ERV as Spartan Emergency Response. Spartan purchased Smeal in 2017 and acquired all their brands, Smeal, Ladder Tower Company (LTC), and US Tanker.
Spartan ER and Spartan Chassis were consolidated under the Spartan Motors brand. In 2018/2019 Spartan ERV was rebranded under the Spartan ER banner.
On 03 February 2020, the REV Group announced its acquisition of Spartan ER effective 01 February 2020. Spartan Emergency Response and its brands, Spartan Fire Apparatus and Chassis, Smeal Fire Apparatus, Ladder Tower (LTC), and US Tanker (UST), will immediately become part of REV’s Fire & Emergency (“F&E”) segment. REV Group also purchased the rights to the “Spartan” name and logo, which it is licensing back to Spartan Motors for its RV chassis business.