2009 Spartan Gladiator 100′ Crimson Rear Mount Platform
Spartan Gladiator 4 door enclosed cab seating for 6 with 5 SCBA seats powered by a diesel engine and Allison automatic transmission. Hale 2000 GPM Single Stage Pump and 300 gallon water tank. Driver’s side pump panel has 6″ and 2.50″ intake and two 2.50″ discharges. Officer’s side pump panel has 6″ and 2.50″ intake and one 2.50″ and 4″ discharge. The 100′ Rear Mount Aerial Platform has an aluminium ladder that has a pre-piped waterway with monitor nozzle and stacked tips and breathing air to the platform. Equipped with 3 crosslays, Harrison Hydraulic Generator and scene lights. The truck is equipped with NFPA compliment emergency lighting and sirens. The truck has just 10,139 miles available immediately. Better Call Bob at 877-346-1373, He sells trucks fast!
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.