Spartan Steps Up Refurbishing Ops

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Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, announced the opening of its fire apparatus and fleet vehicle Refurbishment Centers to meet industry needs for a cost-effective approach to repair out-of-service, damaged, and worn trucks in weeks or months for typically half the cost of a new vehicle.

Details of the operations will be on display at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International April 24 to 29, at Spartan Motors’ booths #3037, #4007 and #4321, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.

With seven centers and 35 bays located across Spartan campuses in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota, the process offers a complete range of services and refurbishments from light repairs and refreshes to full cab and chassis replacements and re-certifications. While keeping safety top-of-mind, refurbishments can include new ladders, pump replacements, fixture repair or replacement, insurance repair work, new chassis or any combination for departments or municipalities looking for a cost-effective way to upgrade their fleet without the capital expense associated with purchasing a new vehicle.

“Departments across the country are battling aging fleets and trucks out of service. The country is asking its emergency response vehicles to not only last longer, but to perform more reliably over a longer period of time. There is a huge need for efficient and economical fleet repair that keeps our first responders safe on the way to and from a fire or rescue,” said Daryl Adams, president and CEO of Spartan Motors. “That’s why Spartan is introducing its Refurbishment Centers. From the minute our customer’s truck pulls into our Refurbishment Center’s service bay, we’re on the lookout for how to improve safety, increase performance, and ensure we stay within their budget.”

Spartan will display its S-180 Pumper at FDIC, representing the company’s custom-built pumper lineup manufactured and delivered in half the time of any competitor.

The manufacturer will also show: its two Spartan Gladiator cabs and chassis; a Transformer pumper; a 100-foot rear mount platform; a UST elliptical tanker; an IPS pumper; a 105-foot tractor drawn aerial; a 75-foot rear mount aerial; a 100-foot mid-mount platform; a UST wet side tanker; and custom rear-, side- and top-mount pumpers. Spartan will display in booths #3037, #4007 and #4321, showcasing Spartan cabs and chassis and complete apparatus, as well as Smeal and UST products.

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