Showcase: Engine 11 Protects Carthage, N.Y.


  • Unit Type: Pumper
  • Year: 2013
  • Manufacturer: KME Fire Apparatus
  • Chassis Manufacturer:
  • Model: KME Predator Panther
  • Engine: Cummins ISL 9 450 hp
  • Transmission: Allison EVS 5-speed
  • Pump: Hale QMAX 150 1,500 gpm
  • Tank: 1,000-gallon polypropylene
  • Generator: NA
  • Aerial: NA
  • Location: NY

Carthage/Wilna Fire District has taken delivery of a KME custom pumper built on a KME Predator Panther cab and chassis.

The unit has a 100-inch cab with a 16-inch raised roof, seating for six and a 20-inch front bumper extension with a hinged, latched hose bed with a preconnect outlet.

To fight fire, it has a Hale pump, 1,000-gallon tank and two Hades hot water heaters for the pump enclosure.

The stainless steel body features treadplate hose bed covers, Ziamatic access ladders, through the tank ladder storage, coffin side compartment, swing out tool boards and roll-out shelves.

Other equipment includes Code 3 warning lights, Kussmaul battery conditioner with a 100 psi air compressor.

It was sold by Eric Saulsbury, Gorman Enterprises, Elma, N.Y.