Engineered to be the safest chassis in the industry. Shortest stopping distance. Improved cornering. No bump steer.
Industry leading 55 degree cramp angle produces a 22% shorter turn radius than the competition.
Performance proven air-spring technology produces the smoothest ride and handling. The reviews speak for themself. See the proof below.
“A big factor in Saanich Fire’s decision to use the IFS on Engine 3 was stability and ride comfort. During emergency response the Officer has to be able to safely and easily view all details of the incident on the mobile terminal. A smooth stable ride is imperative to safe operations & response. The option to increase our wheelbase length to allow better body cabinet configuration was a bonus as well.”
– Deputy Chief Dan Wood, Saanich Fire Department
|Open platform. Non-proprietary.
|Closed platform. Proprietary.
|Engineered to withstand the severe on-road use of the fire service.
|Designed for off-road use.
|Performance proven air-spring technology.
|Mechanical high-stress torsion bar.
|Independent wheel movement so all tires remain in contact with ground. Shorter stopping distance. Improved cornering. No “bump steer.”
|High-stress torsion spring prone to fracture.
|Lowest TCO. Replacement parts are “industry standard” components, in stock, reducing down time.
|Total Cost of Ownership
|Proprietary parts cost more. Longer lead time on replacement parts. Geometry & set-up is not easily maintained or adjusted.
|Up to 55 degrees even with addition of front intake.
|Up to 45 degrees. Cramp angle significantly reduced with front intake.
|22% shorter turn radius.
|Greater turn radius.
|Variable rate air springs & custom tuned shock absorbers. Impact on 1 wheel does not affect steering.
|Mechanical torsion spring produce harsh ride for occupants & equipment.
|Chassis height is maintained regardless of load.
|Chassis height varies with load.
|Ability to lower up to 4” to reduce step height (ingress/egress) & access to equipment.
|Unable to kneel or lower.