One type of truck that needs radiator and A/C system repair is the fire truck. At SouthPOINTE Radiator, we repair fire trucks, school buses, garbage trucks, construction trucks, and much more. If your fleet needs maintenance or repairs make sure to contact SouthPOINTE Radiator today!
Fire Truck Models
Several companies manufacture fire trucks, ranging from large corporations to smaller specialized manufacturers. Some well-known companies that produce fire trucks include:
- Rosenbauer: A global leader in fire protection equipment, Rosenbauer produces a wide range of fire trucks, including aerial ladder trucks, pumpers, and specialized vehicles.
- Pierce Manufacturing: A subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, Pierce specializes in custom fire and emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, pumpers, and also aerial apparatus.
- E-ONE: A subsidiary of REV Group, E-ONE designs and manufactures fire trucks, rescue vehicles, and aerial platforms.
- Ferrara Fire Apparatus: This company is known for producing custom fire trucks, pumpers, aerials, and other specialized emergency vehicles.
- Seagrave Fire Apparatus: With a history dating back to 1881, Seagrave manufactures custom fire trucks, aerials, pumpers, and other fire apparatus.
These are just a few examples of companies that make fire trucks. Different departments and regions may have preferences for specific manufacturers based on their needs and budgets.
Fire Truck Engines
Several companies manufacture engines that are commonly used in fire trucks. Also, these engines are designed to meet the specific power and performance requirements of emergency vehicles. Here are some of the notable engine manufacturers in this context:
- Cummins: Cummins is a well-known manufacturer of diesel engines used in various applications, including fire trucks. Their engines are known for their reliability, performance, and fuel efficiency. The Cummins ISL and ISX series engines are often used in fire apparatus.
- Detroit Diesel: A subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, Detroit Diesel produces engines like the Detroit DD13 and DD16 that are used in fire trucks. These engines are known for their durability and power.
- Caterpillar: Caterpillar (CAT) produces engines that are utilized in a range of heavy-duty applications, including fire trucks. Their engines are known for their strength and performance. CAT C9 and C13 engines are commonly used in fire apparatus.
- Navistar: Navistar produces engines under the International brand that are used in various commercial and emergency vehicle applications, including fire trucks. Their MaxxForce series engines have been utilized in fire apparatus.
- Mack Trucks: Mack engines, part of the Volvo Group, are used in fire trucks as well. Engines like the Mack MP7 and MP8 provide power for fire apparatus.
Recore and Repair
For the fire truck job, we start by measuring the original core and heat exchanger. Then order the replacement core. Next, we cut the tanks off the original core and clean up and prep tanks to predetermined height to achieve same size replacement. Then we clamp tanks and core to the welding table and weld the assembly together. Test the parts and fabricate any required mounting brackets and install and one final retest. Finally, if your cooling system is not working properly, make sure to call SouthPOINTE Radiator today at 734.351.5365.