REV Group Fire Division – KME – Introduces PRO™ Series Rescue Pumper



8/31/2017
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- REV Group (NYSE:REVG), a $2.4 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, announced today the launch of the KME PROTM Series Rescue Pumper – a multi-purpose response vehicle – featuring a newly engineered operator panel with ergonomically designed manual controls, increased pump operator safety features and ultimate equipment carrying capacity.
 

The KME PROTM Series packs a 1,500 GPM single stage pump with a 750-gallon water tank and 25-gallon foam cell with provision for foam system installation. The 204” Extra-Long PROTM body is constructed of 3/16” aluminum, equipped with roof compartments, stokes basket storage, Lock-N-LoadTM hose bed cover and roll-up doors, as well as backboard and pike pole storage.

The benefits of the new PROTM Rescue Pumper configuration include:

  • Ergonomically engineered manual control panel – new design with vertical swing and push-pull handles reduces complexity, increases reliability, optimizes operator pump training time and is overall easier to use – resulting in significantly increased operator efficiency and reduced cost of ownership
  • Relocated pump operator connections – positioned adjacent to the pump operator, provides safer operator area
  • Redesigned service access – allows easy access to the pump from both sides of body without lifting the cab
  • 200” Wheelbase – provides maneuverable turning radius to operate in tight conditions
  • 534 cubic feet of compartment space – capable of carrying the equivalent of a large rescue body full of tools and equipment

“We saw the need for a rescue pumper that offered all the amenities and features for which the PROTM Series is known, with the added benefits of a control panel design that would improve operator use, safety and serviceability,” said Ryan Slane, Pumper/Tanker Product Manager, KME. “By offering the PROTM Series with the new manual control configuration, we are able to provide a solution that simplifies operation and provides lower cost of ownership.”

For more information on the KME PROTM visit our website at www.kmefire.com/product/stock-and-demo/pumper/pro.


ABOUT KME:
As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, KME engineers and custom manufactures a full range of specialty trucks for federal, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at kmefire.com or by emailing to kme@kmefire.com

ABOUT REV GROUP:
REV Group, Inc., is a +2 billion manufacturer of industry-leading motor vehicle brands. Products include ambulances, fire trucks, shuttle buses, transit buses, yard trucks, street sweepers, luxury motorhomes and wheelchair accessible vehicles. REV owns 26 brands, employs more than 6,000 people in 16 different manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and produces more than 20,000 specialty vehicles annually. REV Group recently moved its corporate headquarters from Orlando, Fla., to Milwaukee, Wisc. For more information, about REV, visit revgroup.com.