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    Default Trip to Spartan Chassis ~ Live updates

    So today is the day we make the trip up to Michigan to do final inspection on our chassis. I will be taking photos and posting them (sometime today) on here when we get a chance to view the plant. If any one wants a picture of anything i will make a note of trying to get it or have any questions. We are leaving at 6am should be their in 3 hours if all goes well. Stay tuned....

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    8:59am: arrived at spartan
    9:20am: checked in and now looking over the chassis, your in a room with only your chassis (picts soon)
    10:00am: picts are in http://www.dropshots.com/adafire
    10:30am: more pictures uploaded of the motor
    4:15pm: just finished the plat tour. I have may new pictures of all the cab and chassis.also took pictures of the 2010 chassis going to FDIC. They had nearly 20 guys working on the chassis to finish it up for FDIC... More picts soon
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    If you see a chassis in production for North Park, IL or Chadwick, IL, I'd love some photos...
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    Please take some photos of the 2010 Gladiator cab (99" wide) if you see one. The Spartan website still only shows the pre-2010 stuff.

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    If you get a chance later this month come over to Indy for FDIC 2010. Spartan will have their new cabs on display. I will also take pictures there and post them for other who are not able to make it. Stay Safe!!

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    I won't be able to make it to Indy for the FDIC but I'll definitely be in Harrisburg (PA) for the fire expo in May. I'm sure Spartan will have their newer cab/chassis at this show as well as the FDIC.

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    Nice pics of that tandem axle chassis.

    Are those disc brakes I see?

    I do not like where the Engine Intake Filter is.

    What determines if Cummins paints and engine red or black?

    There's a cooler built into the top of the radiator, what does that cool? I'm guessing power steering or engine oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txgp17 View Post
    Nice pics of that tandel axle chassis.

    Are those disc brakes I see?

    I do not like where the Engine Intake Filter is.

    What determines if Cummins paints and engine red or black?

    There's a cooler built into the top of the radiator, what does that cool? I'm guessing power steering or engine oil.
    The typical Spartan radiator is in three sections, one above the other. Top section is the engine air intake intercooler. The middle is the actual engine cooling radiator. The bottom is the transmission cooling heat exchanger.

    I have been told that this may change in the next year or so due to cooling requirements of the newest engines.

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    Let me tell you the trip went great and everyone at spartan did a great job making sure their product is want we wanted. they did have one 2010 Gladiator 99.5" chassis they was working on so it will be ready by FDIC. The new cummins motor will have between 500-600hp, they are building the first chassis for fdic and haven't done testing to determine what the horse power will be. It all depends on the heat for the exhaust. They are shooting for 550hp but if they have good cooling then they can get more power out of the motor. the 2010 motors runs a EGR w/Urea injection which is located by the battery box. Urea needs filled once around every three fills of diesel.











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    That is one wide truck! And it looks like it will have a heck of a front bumper on it too.
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    Let's see, for the 2010 model cabs, I know that the Pierce Velocity/Impel cab width is 100", the newer Ferrara Inferno/Igniter cab is 100", and the Spartan Gladiator is 99.5" wide. Anybody know of any of the other cabs for 2010 that are up in the 100" range? What about the Pierce Arrow XT cab for 2010, is it still 96" or is it wider now? The Pierce website doesn't say anything about cab widths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadOff View Post
    Let's see, for the 2010 model cabs, I know that the Pierce Velocity/Impel cab width is 100", the newer Ferrara Inferno/Igniter cab is 100", and the Spartan Gladiator is 99.5" wide. Anybody know of any of the other cabs for 2010 that are up in the 100" range? What about the Pierce Arrow XT cab for 2010, is it still 96" or is it wider now? The Pierce website doesn't say anything about cab widths.
    HME showed a 100" wide cab at the 2007 FDIC.

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    Spartan actually has two (2) test cabs that they are using for their 2010 testing with the Cummins ISX engine. One (1) has the 500 hp and the other has the 550 hp Cummins engine. They want to make sure they are both receiving enough cooling since this is critical with the new emmissions. The 99" wide cab makes it nice for both the officer and driver with more room in their seating areas especially with bunker gear on!! Will be nice to see the new cab in Indy!!

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    KME has a 100" wide cab.

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