Our department is in the process of developing specs for a new pumper. One of the issues we're debating is the inclusion of independent front suspension. One of the manufacturers is touting it as a selling point.

We'd like to hear input from other departments that have purchased apparatus with independent front suspension. Are you happy with the purchase, have there been any maintenance issues pertaining to it, and was it worth the extra cost to include it? We'd also like to know the manufacturer.

Any input will be appreciated.