MAGIRUS has unveiled what it describes as a complete new generation of customised aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles with performances that exceed current ICAO and NFPA requirements.
The modular structure makes it possible to create different configurations and drive variants. These include a 4×4 on a two-axle chassis, a 6×6 on a three-axle chassis, and an 8×8 on a four-axle chassis with single motorisation and with twin engine power pack (TEP) drive system. This is based on powerful Iveco engines or, as an option, a Deutz engine.
The 6×6 and 8×8 Dragon chassis with a twin engine power pack solution drives the vehicle and the fire pump and results in better performance than the single engine solution. The two electronically controlled Iveco Cursor 13 engines provide a total power of 1,080 hp in the Euro 3 or 1,120 hp in the Euro 5 version.
The new ARFF chassis was developed in house and all of the innovations were developed specifically for this range. These include: drive train; extinguishing systems; controls and bodywork design perfectly matched to the chassis.
The new driver cab provides space for three, four or six people, with up to four with breathing apparatus. The driver seat can be positioned on the left, right or in the centre. Vehicle entry is ergonomically designed for firefighting operations and large, lowered windows provide optimal visibility in all directions.
The performances of the latest Magirus vehicles exceeds current ICAO and NFPA requirements.
For more information, go to www.magirusgroup.com