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Year/Make/Model: 2017 Pierce® Enforcer™
Type of truck: Refurbished and remounted Saulsbury heavy duty walk-in rescue
Designation: Rescue 16
Engine: Detroit Diesel® DD13 525 hp engine
Transmission: Allison® 4000EVS P 6-speed transmission with prognostics
Overall Height: 10’ 6” (approx.)
Overall Length: 32’ 11” (approx.)
Overall Width: 94” (approx.)
Seating: Seating for six (6) firefighters
Masontown Volunteer Fire Department contacted their local Glick Fire Equipment account manager. They had concerns over the cost of replacing their aging Simon Duplex canopy cab chassis. Their old rescue was dependable and needed repairs. If sold, they likely would only recover $15,000-20,000 out of the sale. They had recently upgraded their Hurst hydraulic tooling and their air system. The money spent on these upgrades would be lost.
In talking with their local Glick account manager, they discovered another option – refurbished fire apparatus. After discussing the pros and cons of the refurb process, they decided to move forward with planning to refurbish their rescue unit. Over 6 or 7 meetings, they were able to fine tune all the details and write specifications to refurbish their fire apparatus.
The time it takes to refurbish a fire apparatus will vary depending on how much work needs done. For Masontown, the actual refurb process lasted about 4-5 months.
Of course, the fire apparatus was out of service for the duration of the refurbishment process. We have a full-time representative at Pierce who sends regular updates throughout each customer process. We provide pictures and details about the progress of each unit on the assembly line at Pierce. In doing so, we provide a higher level of service. Having someone on-site through the build process ensures each apparatus is completed as intended. These regular updates help provide peace of mind and can help resolve any issues in advance of final inspection without the need for several trips to the manufacturer.
In the end, Masontown Volunteer Fire Department ended up with a safer rescue they can depend on for years to come. They updated the wiring, lighting and several other features; all for less cost than entirely replacing the rescue. Masontown was able to save an estimated $250,000-300,000 over buying a new apparatus.
Interested in an apparatus refurb for your department? Contact your GLICK Account Manager. We would be happy to help you find the best solution for your fire apparatus needs.
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