Sutphen Adds New SLR 108 to Aerial Apparatus Line

April 23, 2020
Sutphen Corporation, the nation's largest family-owned apparatus manufacturer, has launched the SLR 108, a new 108-foot, rear-mount, aluminum aerial.

DUBLIN, OH – Sutphen Corporation, the largest family-owned fire apparatus manufacturer in the nation, announces the launch of the SLR 108, a new 108-foot, rear-mount, aluminum ladder apparatus.

Adding to Sutphen’s family of aerials, the 130-year-old company now offers two rear-mount aerial apparatus.

"When conceptualizing this project, we wanted to put firefighter’s safety first," said president of Sutphen's Hilliard location Julie Sutphen Phelps. "We took feedback from firefighters across the country and combined it with current proven designs in other Sutphen products. We are extremely excited to present our new 108-foot, rear-mount aerial."

The new SLR 108 features Sutphen’s renown Huck® bolted aerial device with an industry leading 3:1 safety factor and a 750-pound tip load when dry and 500-pound tip load when wet. The aerial is also capable of 108 feet of vertical reach and 98 feet, 8 inches of horizontal reach.

“We are excited to expand our product line and welcome a new aerial to our already expansive family of aerials,” said Sutphen’s director of sales and marketing Zach Rudy. “With this apparatus, we will compete in a new market that we have yet to reach. Both new and existing customers are eager for this rear-mount aerial and we look forward to working with them.”

Designed and crafted for the unpredictability presented by every fire scene, two sets of underslung jacks support the aerial with a total jack spread of only 16 feet. The truck is also capable of short jacking to reach into narrow road and alleyways.

For additional information regarding Sutphen’s SLR 108, click here.

To check out the SLR 108, watch the video below:

About Sutphen

Sutphen Corporation is an Ohio-based, privately held, family-owned business that has manufactured the highest-quality, heavy-duty, custom-built emergency response vehicles since 1890. The company’s headquarters are located in Dublin, Ohio, a northwest suburb of Columbus.

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