2003 Spartan Gladiator Kenco Heavy Rescue
Four door enclosed cab with seating for 7 with 6 SCBA seats. Powered by a Detroit Diesel 500HP with Allison Automatic Transmission. The truck is equipped with a 3 receivers for a portable winch it also has a fixed winch along with the 6 bottle Cascade System. There is ample storage for equipment on both sides of the unit as well as the upper body of the truck and it’s also equipped with a oil dry hopper. Full NFPA warning light and siren package and electric and hydraulic cord reels and a 55kW PTO Generator and 10kW Diesel Generator is included on the truck along with one Wilburt Light Tower. The vehicle only has 57,400 miles 3,456 engine hours. Contact Bob today at 1-877-346-1373 to learn more about this heavy rescue or to schedule an inspection of this heavy rescue truck.
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.
Kenco Fabricating Company, Inc. was established in June of 1980 to provide quality metal fabrications for various industries. Kenco is a custom steel, aluminum, hydraulic component design and integration, a full service automotive and industrial paint shop and stainless steel fabricator specializing in truck equipment. Since 1982 Kenco has been providing new and refurbished fire truck apparatus and specialty truck bodies. Kenco’s modern facility is located in Scottdale, Pa approximately 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.