Most fire trucks are designed to live their lives on the road. So if a truck spends a lot of time off-road, it requires special attention. The tires must be more aggressive. The body must be tougher with flexible mounting. The pump must be capable of high pressures independent of road speed. Perhaps the suspension needs to be higher with underbody protection. The plumbing must be simpler. KME understands. That’s why we have a special product line just for Wildland use. And we can back it up – our facility features an on-site tilt table, body twist equipment, measured grades, and miles of mountainside backcountry roads.
When it comes to Wildland firefighting, it pays to listen to those who do it most often. We’ve delivered trucks to some of the largest and busiest Wildland firefighting agencies in North America at the federal, state, and local level. We’ve built those trucks to their specific requirements, and where appropriate, we can apply that experience to your truck as well.
KME Can Combine our Experience with your Needs to Build a Truck Tailored to
KME will work with you every step of the way in designing the truck that meets your needs. You’re welcome to come to us with your specifications, or you can start with our library of standard models and options. Many times you’ll find that we have already designed a truck very close to what you’re looking for. And if you don’t, or if you want to tweak, then we’re not afraid to customize. And if you’re not sure what you need, we will listen to your needs and make suggestions. Regardless of where you start, the goal is that the truck you buy matches the truck you need.