Spartan ER Introduces Smart Reach Multi-Stance Smeal Ladder Control System

June 17, 2021
Spartan Emergency Response has introduced Smart Reach™ Multi-Stance™, a patented new Smeal® ladder and outrigger control system that offers increased versatility and functionality.

SNYDER, SD – JUNE 17, 2021 – Spartan Emergency Response®, a subsidiary of REV Group® and leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, introduces Smart Reach™ Multi-Stance™, the patented new Smeal® ladder and outrigger control system that offers increased versatility and functionality for today’s firefighters.

The Smart Reach Multi-Stance system offers a 360-degree, no dead-zone functionality on Smeal aerials that can be adapted to the scene while maintaining full reach. This system delivers full-reach access, and provides real-time data, which gives firefighters the freedom to focus on what is most important – saving lives.

With the patented Multi-Stance™ technology, the operator is free to set up the outriggers to any reach that the fire scene will accommodate. The dynamic load chart then informs the operator of the appropriate load for the side of the apparatus that they are working from - 250 lb., 500 lb. or 750 lb. – essentially offering fire departments three fire trucks in one. Firefighters can set up each of the four outriggers at various lengths and tip loads to accommodate tight spaces at fire scenes. Multi-Stance allows the aerial to accommodate the full tip load of 750 lb. on one side of the truck where outriggers are fully extended, and a decreased tip load on the other side if the scene does not allow the outriggers to be fully extended.

“This system is set to revolutionize the fire industry by offering the latest technological advancements,” said Roger Lackore, Senior Director of Product Development for REV Fire Group. “With the Multi-Stance technology, you can extend the outriggers as far as you can get them or as narrow as you need and still be able to operate the apparatus. The advanced ramping controls allow even an inexperienced individual to operate the aerial smoothly and confidently.”

The Smart Reach™ control console offers the next generation of electric and hydraulic aerial controls, giving users the ultimate in smooth operation. Set on a sleek styled pedestal, the control console features an easy-to-read 11-inch, full-color, high-definition touchscreen complimented with tactile intuitive controls. The console offers live aerial data, including allowable ladder load and ladder

position. The apparatus driver navigating the fire scene can see outrigger obstruction status and leveling potential from the information screen in the cab.

Smart Reach™ also introduces Advance Rung Lighting, a series of RGB LED light strips running the length of the ladder. Firefighters can choose the color and display pattern of the aerial rung lighting through the control console. In addition to various colors to light up the aerial at night, users can choose effects like twinkling, rocket lights and more, all from the easy-to-use console.

For additional information on Smart Reach Multi-Stance, visit

About Spartan Emergency Response

Spartan Emergency Response, a North American leader in the emergency response market and part of the REV Group, includes brands Spartan Authorized Parts, Spartan Factory Service Centers, Spartan Chassis Fire®, Smeal®, and Ladder Tower®. Spartan Emergency Response vehicles are well known for safety, quality, durability, aftermarket product support, and first-to-market innovation. The company operates facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group (REVG) is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. We serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. We provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). Our diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of our brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG.


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