Ocala, FL (May 27, 2016) – The United States Air Force is taking delivery of eleven (11) E-ONE Typhoon™ structural pumpers, which includes seven (7) 4-by-2 and four (4) 4-by-4 units.
The vehicles feature an idle reduction technology (IRT) that allows the engine to automatically switch off and a diesel powered generator to take over the 12v electrical functions. This feature works when designated conditions are established. “The main engine will not continue to sit in idle, yet power remains accessible from the generator, winterization components continue to keep the vehicles warm and emergency lighting continues to function.” said RJ Jones E-ONE’s Sales and Product Manager for ARFF and Federal Government Products. The IRT helps to reduce fuel costs, emissions and noise.
Each of the top mount rescue pumpers have a 1250 GPM mid ship pump, 530-gallon water tank and (2) 30-gallon foam cells while still offering ample hose storage. The aluminum extruded body includes two poly speedlay trays for storing 1 3/4” pre-connected hand lines as well as an electric/hydraulic ladder rack specially designed to lower the center point of the stowed ladders to as low as 48” from the ground. Other selected options include compressed air foam system (CAFS), automatic tire chains, and rear suction configurations.
The vehicles are being delivered to USAF bases around the world.
As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, E-ONE engineers, manufactures mission-critical vehicles including aerial ladders and platforms, command and communication apparatus, custom and commercial pumpers tankers, Water Master vacuum tankers, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. The company sells its products world-wide and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer. For more information, visit www.e-one.com.