2001 KME Excel Pumper
Four door enclosed KME Excel with seating for 6 is powered by Cummins 330 HP Diesel Engine and Allison Transmissions. Features include Hale 1500 GPM Pump and 750 gallon water tank and 40 gallon foam tank. Driver’s Side pump has 6′ and 3″ intake and one 2.50″ discharge. Officers Side pump has two 3″ and LDH discharges and 6″ and 3″intake. The rear of the truck is equipped with two 3″ discharge. The truck is also equipped with deck gun, two 1.50″ crosslays and booster reel. Full NFPA warning light and siren package its also equipped with PTO Generator and scene lights on both sides of the body. The truck has just 114,000 miles and with current pump test. The asking price is $34,990.00.
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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.
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