Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Company, announced it sold its 300th Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) fire apparatus vehicle. Ordered by the Northeast (TX) Fire & Rescue Department of Humble, Texas, located in the greater Houston metro area, the Contender® by Pierce custom pumper is scheduled for delivery in February 2010.
“Two-thirds of our department’s protection area is located within several northeast Houston subdivisions — with many narrow streets and cul-de-sacs — and the Contender PUC gives us excellent maneuverability without having to sacrifice equipment storage space,” said Chief Jim Rodgers
The PUC is a multi-purpose response vehicle that is engineered to eliminate the need for a bulky pumphouse. It features a simplified two-step pump shift operation and redesigned pump panel. The entire pump system is located above the frame for easier and quicker service and maintenance. With a wheelbase for improved maneuverability (as short as 172-inches), the PUC also provides up to 500 cubic-feet of storage.
The PUC is available on all Pierce custom chassis in side and top mount configurations, as well as on 75-foot aluminum aerial ladders and custom Contender vehicles.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., is a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NYSE: OSK]. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.