|Pierce TFFT vehicle.
JANUARY 4, 2007, Appleton, Wis. – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, announced it will begin fulfilling a five-year, $37.2 million contract with the U.S. Army for 51 Pierce® Tactical Fire Fighting Trucks (TFFTs). The vehicles will be delivered for deployment through August 2009. To date, Pierce has supplied 87 TFFTs to the U.S. Army.“This new contract is a strong vote of confidence in the capabilities of the TFFT and in our expertise in engineering and manufacturing a state-of-the-art firefighting vehicle,” said Jim Parker, vice president government and homeland security sales at Pierce. “Pierce is proud to continue to provide the U.S. Army with the TFFT.”
The versatile TFFT was jointly developed by Pierce and its parent company Oshkosh Truck Corporation as a multifunctional vehicle designed for structural fire protection, wildland firefighting, fuel and ammunition storage protection and rescue extrication. The TFFT is built on the Oshkosh® HEMTT M977 chassis with a 210” wheelbase, a Detroit Diesel 445 hp engine and tandem front and rear axles. The TFFT can ford 48 inches of water and climb a 60 percent grade at maximum GVW.
The firefighting system includes a 1,000 gpm single-stage pump, Class A and B foam systems, twin 60-gallon foam cells, a 500 gpm roof turret, a 250 gpm bumper turret, a hydraulic generator and telescoping lights.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NYSE: OSK], is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. 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.