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    Question Vertical Exhaust

    I could use some information on how vertical exhausts interface with custom fire service chassis and rescue bodies. Please reply with info and/or photos. Thanks


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    RescueCapt
    The City of Elizabeth has two vehicles with vertical exhaust. One has a E-One 25' aluminum rescue body on a 1990 Freightliner cab and chassis. The other is a Saulsbury 25' stainless steel rescue body on a 1997 Spartan Baron cab and chassis. Neither builder had any problems with the vertical exhaust. We did have to install a new exhaust system in the firehouse. We have just awarded Freightliner/American La France a contract to build a Special Operations Unit with a 20' stainless steel body by RD Murray on a Freightliner cab and chassis with vertical exhaust. The department feels for rescue bodies vertical exhaust is the way to go. Good luck with your decision.

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    We specified vertical exhaust on our heavy rescue (a Spartan Saulsbury) and our pumper tanker (an ALF Eagle). No bidder took exception. We are specifying it on our next pumper.

    Only problem is an occasional soot deposit on the top of the apparatus body. Makes the piece quieter and more pleasant to work around - especially the heavy rescue where victims may be in vehicles or laying on the ground only 30 or 40 feet away. The last thing they need is diesel engine fumes.

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    Default VERTICAL EXHAUST

    We specified a vertical exhaust for our new heavy rescue. It is a new Pierce Dash with a 20 foot non-walkin rescue body. It has a stair way to the roof top compartments and the light tower.We secified this for the same reasons, quieter and keeps the exhaust away from the ground around the vehicle

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