Chinetti s.r.l. were established in Varese north of the city of Milan in 1953. Since 1976 the company have been actively involved in the manufacturing of fire-fighting and specialist vehicles from their modern 4000 m2 factory and headquarters located in Bedero. Their staff are well skilled, specialized and directed by the companies experienced engineers who are equipped with the latest 3-D CAD software technology and manufacturing machinery.
The new Chinetti Falco ARFF 5500 makes use of a purpose built Thomas VP2250 4×4 airport crash tender chassis featuring a rear mounted 360 kw Euro 3 Renault DXi Turbo charged diesel engine, Twin Disc 6 speed automatic transmission plus a rapid starting kit. The functional Chinetti crew-safety cabin features a central driving position, wide opening doors, top-deck access and seating for a driver + 3 crew with SCBA mountings. It complies fully to ECR 29 crash test standards.
The top-deck hamper is manufactured in steel and is of modular construction. The body incorporates three functional lockers per side enclosed by roller-shutter doors, easy engine access and specific access points for periodical maintenance. The airport crash tender features polypropylene tanks carrying 5,500 litres of water and 660 litres of foam – plus 250 kg DCP. The fire engineering consists of a Godiva Prima P1A 6010 single stage centrifugal pump delivering 5,000 lpm @ 14 bar, a Fire Research Autofoam foam proportioning system, a remote dual output roof mounted monitor delivering 3,000 lpm and a light alloy bumper turret delivering 900 lpm. This Falco has been specified with 2 x 20 metre water-foam hose-reels, 2 x water-foam deliveries, 2 x dry powder side lines and a vehicle self protection system.
It is destined for operation at Barisl Airport (VGBR) a domestic airport operation covering the southern city of Barisl.
For more information, go to www.chinettifire.com