ADD MORE MILES WITH FIRE TRUCK CHASSIS REMOUNTING
When your fire truck seems to have run its last mile, look to SVI Refurb to remount your apparatus. Whether you’re looking to rechassis a refurbed chassis with a new body or a remount new chassis with a refurbished body, SVI Refurb can help you extend the life of your vehicle. Unlike small, third-party shops, our factory direct knowledge and state-of-the-art facility is equipped to handle any chassis remount.
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HOWARD COUNTY (MD) > RECHASSIS
Howard County, MD Fire Rescue enlisted SVI Refurb and SVI Trucks to tackle this one-of-a-kind refurb, pairing a refurbished Pierce Lance Flat 2-door chassis with an all-new SVI 27’ aluminum body to create a one-of-a-kind fireground support unit, complete with Bauer mobile SCBA filling station. The new walk-in body features an interior kitchenette, two walk-in showers and a lavatory with toilet and sink. Working with SVI’s refurb team, Howard County was able to equip the apparatus with existing components from a donor truck, including a 40kw generator, an air compressor, eight DOT bottles and two high-pressure air reels.
PLANO RECHASSIS > new 24' body on refurbed 2006 spartan chassis
This was no ordinary rechassis project! Plano TX Fire Rescue’s Command Unit, which combines a NEW 24′ aluminum body with an SVI REFURBED 2006 Spartan Metro Star ELFD chassis with 20” raised roof, Cummins X15 505HP engine and Quadra Manufacturing “Big Foot” Leveling System. The expansive mobile command center features streetside and curbside slideout rooms, complete with desks, cabinets, consoles, Bosch MIC IP Starlight Camera, 25,000-watt Onan Protec PTO generator, WeatherPak® TRx2-UHF Weather Station.
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KEY NFPA STANDARDS FOR cab/chassis REFURBISHMENT
Below, we’ve highlighted a handful of NFPA refurbishing standards that you may want to take into consideration as you plan your fire apparatus refurbishment. Note, while we can update the cab to meet seat belt requirements, a chassis cannot be refurbed for rollover stability, as suggested by the standards below. Only a chassis remount would bring your apparatus up to current standards. Our Cost Analysis page can help you determine the feasability of this kind of upgrade.
4.13.1 ROLLOVER STABILITY
The apparatus shall meet the criteria defined in 18.104.22.168, or it shall be equipped with a stability control system in accordance with 22.214.171.124. (126.96.36.199 states the apparatus shall not exceed the chassis manufacturer's maximum allowable vertical center of gravity for a completed vehicle, if specified, and meet the criteria defined in either of the following: 1) The apparatus remains stable to 26.5 degrees in both directions when tested on a tilt table in accordance with SAE ]2180, A Tilt Table Procedure for Measuring the Static Rollover Threshold for Heavy Trucks. 2) The calculated or measured center of gravity (CG) is no higher than 80 percent of the rear axle track width.)
4.13.4 TIRE PRESSURE INDICATORS
Each tire shall be equipped with a visual indicator or monitoring system that indicates tire pressure.
SEAT BELT STANDARDS
188.8.131.52 SEAT BELT COLOR
The seat belt webbing shall be bright red or bright orange in color …
184.108.40.206.1 SEAT BELT WARNING SYSTEM
The warning system shall consist of an audible warning device that can be heard at all seating positions designed to be occupied while the vehicle is in motion …
14.1.3 SEAT BELT LENGTH
Each crew riding position shall be provided with a seat and an approved seat belt designed to accommodate a person with and without heavy clothing. (This standard further details the exact seat belt lengths, accounting for the average size of today’s fully dressed firefighter.)
220.127.116.11 IN-CAB FIRE HELMET USE
Fire helmets shall not be worn by persons riding in enclosed driving and crew areas. Fire helmets are not designed for crash protection and they will interfere with the protection provided by head rests …
18.104.22.168 HELMET CONTAINMENT
If helmets are to be stored in the driving or crew compartment, the helmets shall be secured in compliance with 22.214.171.124: All equipment not required to be used during an emergency response, with the exception of SCBA units, shall not be mounted in a driving or crew area unless it is contained in a fully enclosed and latched compartment capable of containing the contents when a 9 g force is applied in the longitudinal axis of the vehicle or a 3 g force is applied in any other direction, or the equipment is mounted in a bracket(s) that can contain the equipment.