Safe and effective firefighting depends on a department's ability to be armed with the right apparatus. Yet, in these economic times, the road to the perfect apparatus can be filled with twists and turns. KME Elliptical tankers are equipped with short wheelbases and low center of gravity to provide safe and functional apparatus. Bodies are designed with maximum compartment storage and optional fender and wheel chock storage available.
Because keeping firefighters safe is our top priority, all tanks and apparatus are designed to exceed NFPA 1901 requirments. Our elliptical tanks utilize baffle designs that help ensure safe operations while driving the apparatus full, partial or empty of water. Tanks are also designed to provide rapid filling and dumping of water.
A wide range of pumps are available from 250gpm to 4000gpm, in traditional mid-ship locations, or packaged inside the front body compartment to reduce length and wheelbase. Dump valves are available in the rear, as well as on each side of the apparatus in customizable locations forward to the axle(s), or between the tandem axles.
Wide Range Of Options Available
KME Elliptical tankers can be built on a custom chassis or any commercial chassis available in the fire market. The tankers can be customized with storage in the fender, racks/enclosures for portable water tanks, storage for suction hoses, plus many more.