1998 KME Top Mount Pumper
1998 KME Top Mount Pumper with seating for 5 with 4 SCBA seats is powered by Detroit Series 60 400 HP Diesel Engine and Allison Transmissions. Features include Waterous 1500 GPM Pump with 750 gallon poly water tank and 20 gallon poly foam tank with Elkhart Foam System. Driver’s Side pump has 6′ and 2.50″ intake with one 2.50″ and one 3.00′ discharges. Officers Side pump has 6′ and 2.50″ intake and 2.50″ and 3″ discharges. The rear of the truck is equipped with one 2.50″ discharge while the front bumper has a 1.50″ discharge. The truck is also equipped with 1.50″ front bumper discharge, two 1.50″ speedlays and one 2.50″ rear discharge. Full NFPA warning light and siren package. This clean 1998 KME Top Mount Pumper has just 66,374 miles on it. It’s priced to sell at $25,000.00.
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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.