E-ONE Introducing Tallest Aerial at FRI in Chicago

Ocala, FL (August 24, 2010) – Towering 137 feet into the sky, the CR 137 is North America’s tallest aerial ladder.  Fire and emergency vehicle manufacturer, E-ONE, Inc., is introducing this new aerial ladder at the 2010 Fire Rescue International conference in Chicago on Friday.

“For more than 30 years we have been an industry leader in introducing innovative apparatus to the market, this year’s IAFC will be no exception with our new CR 137,” said Peter Guile, President and CEO of E-ONE. 

The CR 137 features a narrow 13-foot, 8-inch jack spread, criss-cross under-slung stabilizers and a speedy set up of less than 45 seconds.  The welded extruded aluminum ladder combined with advanced engineering provides a 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor, exceeding NFPA requirements.  One of the most impressive features of the CR 137 is its ability to reach a target that is 110 feet high and 82 feet horizontally off the side while supporting a 750 pound personnel tip load.

Along with unveiling the CR 137, E-ONE will also be giving a new Tradition ES pumper to one of seven finalists in the company’s ‘Tell Us Your Story’ contest.

“We are honored to be in a position to give back in such a big way to the industry that has supported us over the years,” said Guile.  “We hope everyone in the Chicago area will visit the E-ONE booth for the presentation of this new fire truck to one lucky department at 3:00 p.m. on August 27th.”

Another noteworthy product on display during the 2010 IAFC will be a stainless steel pumper from the newly acquired manufacturing facility in Hamburg, New York.  The pumper will feature a unique, patented Fiberglass Reinforced Panel (FRP) paint process in which fiberglass panels are cut to size, painted and overlaid onto the truck body.  This process provides an automotive paint finish and enables quick, low cost repairs.

Visit booth 3549 during the 2010 IAFC to see these new products and speak with an E-ONE representative.

As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, E-ONE engineers, manufactures and markets mission-critical vehicles including custom and commercial pumpers tankers, Water Master vacuum tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, command and communication apparatus, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles.  The company sells its products world-wide and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida.  E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer.  For more information, visit www.e-one.com.