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Articulated Aerial Platform aids fire rescue.
Press Release Summary:
May 1, 2012 - Equipped with 138 ft telescopic and articulated aerial platform that supplies up, over, and down range of motion with 80 ft horizontal reach and below grade capabilities to 23 ft, Spartan Telstar can navigate over parapets for roof rescues, clear power lines, and provide below grade rescues. System offers capacity of 1,000 lb, or 500 lb with water flow of 1,000 gpm. In addition to redundant electrical/electronic control systems, platform has sonar system that senses proximity to obstructions.
Original Press Release
Spartan ERV Unveils Telstar: a Revolutionary, All-Calls, Articulated Aerial
Press release date: April 19, 2012
-- 138-foot overall reach
-- 80-foot horizontal reach
-- Below grade capabilities up to 23 ft.
-- Envelope control of boom motions based on aerial position, weight in the platform, outrigger extension and rotational position
-- Control positions easily accessible from the ground
-- Pivoting platform (50 degrees in both directions) for improved rescues
-- Platform capacity of 1000 lbs., or 500 lbs. with a water flow of 1000 GPM
-- Sonar system to sense proximity to obstructions
-- Turntable mounted, diesel engine driven emergency back-up hydraulic system Self-diagnosing position and weight sensors
-- Redundant sensors and microprocessors for envelope control motions
-- Aircraft-grade, redundant electrical/electronic control systems for reliability and safety
-- Remote diagnostic systems/troubleshooting for maximum uptime
-- An electrical system of 24 VDC
-- Automatic aerial stow, collision avoidance and platform weight measurement
-- Automatic truck leveling on grades up to seven degrees
-- Front, side and rear access gates rescue access
-- Spotlights and marker lights
-- A rescue ladder In addition to its aerial, the Spartan Telstar offers:
-- Spartan Gladiator chassis
-- Cummins ISX Engine rated at 550 HP
-- Front axle rated at 23,000 lbs.
-- Rear axle rated at 60,000 lbs.
-- Compact overall length (41'-6")
-- 238-inch wheelbase for excellent vehicle maneuverability
-- Aerial device does not overhang in front or rear
-- Outrigger automatic leveling on up to 7-degree slopes with bi-directional approach
-- Chassis and body utilize a 12 V electrical system
-- 2500 GPM water flow
-- A Hale 8FG mid-ship pump with stainless steel plumbing
-- Elkhart electric valve controls with position indicators
-- Raydan air ride rear axle suspension
-- Integral torque box frame for strength, stiffness and to maximize compartmentalization
-- 300 gallon water tank
-- Maximized compartment configuration for extra space (122 cubic feet)
-- Rear hose bed to store 300 feet of 5-inch hose
-- Ground ladder banking for 129 feet of ladders (2 sect-35', 2 sect-28', 2 sect-24' and two 16' roof ladders) The Spartan Telstar will be available for "walk around" tours during FDIC and demonstrations by appointment following the event. For more information on the Spartan Telstar, visit www.spartanERV.com. About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle, emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery and service markets. The company's brand names -- Spartan(TM), Spartan ERV(TM) and Utilimaster(R) - are known for quality, performance, service and first-to-market innovation. The company employs approximately 1,700 associates at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana, Florida and Texas. Spartan reported sales of $426 million in 2011 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.