Photo credit: Photo by KME Fire Apparatus
- Unit Type: Aerial Ladder
- Year: 2012
- Manufacturer: KME Fire Apparatus
- Chassis Manufacturer:
- Model: Predator Panther
- Engine: Cummins ISL-9 450 hp
- Transmission: Allison 3000 EVS, five-speed automatic
- Pump: Hale Q-Max 15,000-gpm, single-stage
- Tank: 75-gallon Poly
- Aerial: 79-foot
- Location: GA
The Walker County, GA, Fire Department took delivery of this KME 79-foot Aerialcat™ ladder with a 1,500-gpm pump.
The cab is on a Predator Panther MFD chassis with a 10-inch raised roof. It's powered by a Cummins ISL-9 450 hp engine with a 2010 EPA engine break and a Allison 3000 EVS, five-speed automatic transmission.
The body is made of 3/16-inch aluminum with a “Straight Shot” hosebed. Water is delivered via a Hale Q-Max 15,000-gpm, single-stage pump with a 750-gallon Poly tank.
The vehicle's overall height is 138 inches with an overall length of 473 inches and a 219-inch wheelbase.
The 79-foot Aerialcat ladder has a 70-foot horizontal reach and an unrestricted 750-pound rated tip load. The 1,500-gpm-rated waterway is equipped with a “Store Front Blitz.”
Stabilization comes from a single set of 14-foot stabilizers with front downriggers.