2002 Pierce 100′ RM Tower
Four door enclosed cab with seating for 8 and 7 SCBA seats with air conditioning. Powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 60 500 HP and Allison Automatic Transmission. Waterous CMU 2000 GPM Pump and 300 gallons of water. Driver’s side pump has two 2.5″ discharges and one 2.5″ intake and one 6″ intake the officer’s side pump has two 2.5″ and one 4″ discharges. The rear of the truck is equipped with 5″ intake for the platform monitor and a 5″ front intake. The truck has 2 crosslays and 2 monitors mounted on the platform, 1 electric fog nozzle, and 1 manual smoothbore. The platform is equipped with breathing air and intercom. Its equipped with a 10kw Hydraulic Generator. Full ground ladder compliment. Current aerial testing. Full warning light compliment, Federal Q2B siren and electronic siren. 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: The company was originally founded in 1913 by Humphrey Pierce and his son Dudley as the Pierce Auto Body Works Inc., and concentrated on building custom truck bodies for the Ford Model T. From the 1960s to the early 1980s, Pierce was primarily known for building custom bodies on commercial and other manufacturer’s custom chassis, and was considered an OEM.
Although the Arrow name was used for their first custom chassis which debuted in 1979, the company has no affiliation with George N. Pierce’s famous Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company of Buffalo, New York, which operated from 1901 to 1938. However, the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company coincidentally supplied 8- and 12-cylinder engines to Seagrave for use in their fire apparatus. These engines continued to be made even after Pierce-Arrow ceased operation in 1938. Seagrave continued to deliver fire apparatus with the “Pierce-Arrow” V-12 until 1970.
Throughout the years, Pierce has had partnerships with various other manufacturers, notably when it came to aerial devices (they now engineer and build all their own aerial devices in-house). Such aerial manufacturers included Snorkel, Pitman, Aerial Innovations (AI), Ladder Towers Incorporated (LTI), Smeal, Bronto Skylift and NovaQuintech (whose assets Pierce/Oshkosh acquired in 1997). In addition to their main facilities in Wisconsin, they also have facilities in Bradenton, Florida. The Florida facility is a manufacturing site for the Contender and Responder line of apparatus, as well as a refurbishment center.