Apparatus Showcase: Big Rig Rolls Into Epping, NH


  • Unit Type: Pumper/Tanker
  • Year: 2013
  • Manufacturer: HME, Inc. - Ahrens Fox
  • Chassis Manufacturer:
  • Model: HME 1871-Spectr custom chassis
  • Engine: Cummins ISX12 500-hp
  • Transmission: Allison 4000EVS
  • Pump: Hale 2,000 gpm Q-MAX
  • Tank: 3,000-gallons
  • Generator:
  • Aerial: NA
  • Location: NH

The Epping Fire Department in Epping, New Hampshire has taken delivery of an all-new HME 3000-gallon top mount tanker, built on an 1871-Spectr custom chassis with a 12-inch raised roof and seating for six occupants.

It's powered by a Cummins ISX12 500-HP diesel engine and equipped with a 2,000-GPM Hale "Q-Max" midship pump.

It utilizes tandem axle drive, double frame rails, 45 degree cramp angle for tight turns, 6-wheel stability enhancement system, Allison 4000EVS Automatic Transmission with push-button selector, cab tilt road interlock, HME Hydra Technology with 2,000-gpm performance and a 47-inch  wide stainless steel top-mount pump panel.

It also has a TFT model XG18VL-XX, 18-inch "Extend-A-Gun" unit and mounting kit, Akron model 3416 "Apollo", direct mount, lift off style monitor with 360 degree rotation and 1,250-gpm rating.

It also has one crosslay bed, two speedlays, aluminum removable hose tray, thru-the-tank storage, 137 cubic feet of compartment space, 102 cubic feet of hosebed, 218" overall apparatus length, adjustable hosebed dividers, satin anodized roll-up doors, 6 rear SCBA tubes, deep adjustable shelving, pullout trays, FoxTrax tool boards, and a custom Whelen lighting package.