2015 Spartan MetroStar ER Rescue Pumper
Four door enclosed Spartan MetroStar ER Rescue Pumper with seating for 8 with 7 SCBA seats. Powered by a Cummins Diesel 400HP and Allison automatic transmission. Hale DSD 1500 GPM Pump with 1000 gallon water tank. The truck is equipped with 2.50″ front bumper discharge, 5″ front intake and two 1.75″ crosslays. The drivers side pump panel has one 5″ and 2.5″ intake along with one 2.5″ discharge and the officers side pump panel has one 5″ along with one 2.5″ and one 5″ discharge. The rear of the truck is equipped with a two 2.5″ discharges. The truck is equipped with a 6kW Hydraulic Generator and LED scene lights. The truck is equipped with NFPA warning light and siren package. Contact Bob in our office today at 1-877-346-1373 for more details or to schedule an inspection of the unit.
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.
In 2012, Spartan rebranded Crimson as Spartan ERV. In 2017/2018 Spartan Motors rebranded Spartan ERV as Spartan Emergency Response. Spartan purchased Smeal in 2017 and acquired all their brands, Smeal, Ladder Tower Company (LTC), and US Tanker.
Spartan ER and Spartan Chassis were consolidated under the Spartan Motors brand. In 2018/2019 Spartan ERV was rebranded under the Spartan ER banner.