SOURCE: REV Group

REV Group

April 13, 2016 12:19 ET

E-ONE to Showcase Steel Aerial Platform at FDIC

Steel Aerial Platform With E-ONE DNA to Launch Into the Ladder Market

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - April 13, 2016) - All the strength of E-ONE's aluminum aerial is now available in steel. E-ONE, an industry-leading fire truck manufacturer of REV Group, is showcasing the revolutionary HPS 100 steel platform during FDIC International 2016, the world's largest gathering of fire professionals, slotted for April 18-23 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

This steel platform boasts the same 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor as other E-ONE aerials. While E-ONE earned its mark in the industry by building the first-ever all-aluminum fire truck in 1974, the company's proven 30-plus-year track record of ZERO tip-overs and/or structural failures has been the driving factor behind recent market requests for a much-anticipated E-ONE steel platform. The HPS 100 Platform meets the demand of steel-preferring departments with its 100-foot vertical reach and 1,305-lb. platform capacity.

From the very efficient, high-strength DOMEX® steel aerial structure to its innovative roller system for smooth extension and retraction, the new HPS 100 capitalizes on the superior performance of E-ONE aerial outriggers with an innovative new steel ladder," said Jim Salmi, E-ONE Director of Aerial Product Development. "Keeping the E-ONE aerial DNA was the challenge on this steel aerial platform, yet we have accomplished the task with overwhelmingly positive results."

"Given E-ONE's strong reputation with their aerial products, there is considerable interest in what we can bring to the steel market," Hedges said. Like its aluminum counterpart, the HPS 100 Platform has the toughest cab in the business with more than twice the frontal impact required by NFPA and more than five times the static roof load of other aerials.

The HPS 100 Platform features the most innovative technologies to keep crews safe, while the crisscross, under-slung outriggers deploy to a tight 15' 6" spread in less than 45 seconds, allowing it to go where other aerials can't, and all in industry-leading record time.

"The HP 100 Platform has proven itself in the market. Now, we're segmenting this popular product into the steel market," Hedges said.

During FDIC International, E-ONE has dedicated a block of time for interested media outlets to arrange one-on-one interviews with Director of Aerial Development, Jim Salmi, an expert in the HPS 100 Platform. E-ONE will share almost 20,000 square feet of booth space (Booth #5300) with REV ambulance brands Horton Ambulance, Wheeled Coach, Road Rescue, America Emergency Vehicles and McCoy Miller Emergency Vehicles.

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About E-ONE

As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, E-ONE engineers and manufactures mission-critical vehicles, including industrial trucks, quick attack units, WaterMaster® vacuum tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, rescue pumpers and tankers, command and communication apparatus and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. The company sells its products worldwide, is headquartered in Ocala, Fla. and has facilities in Hamburg, NY. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer. For information, visit e-one.com.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group, Inc., formerly Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), is a +$1.7 billion manufacturer of industry-leading motor vehicle brands serving recreation, commercial, fire and emergency markets. Within the commercial division, REV offers a full lineup of buses, sweepers, terminal trucks and mobility conversion vehicles. The Fire and Emergency division offers a complete line of fire apparatus and ambulance vehicles. Within the recreational vehicle division, the company produces motorized RVs under several of the industry's most iconic brands. For more information, visit revgroup.com. 

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