The Bruck Voluntary Fire Brigade recently accepted its new TLF-A 4000/200 vehicle from Empl. The vehicle was presented at the IAA Motor Show in Hanover and officially handed over during a ceremony.
Commander and Head Fire Inspector Claus Wimmer and Senior Fire Inspector Friedrich Gutzelnigg proudly received the new emergency vehicle at the International Motor Show. The voluntary fire brigade in Bruck an der Leitha has been a trusted Empl customer for several years. By now, three vehicles produced by this traditional vehicle manufacturer in the Zillertal region are part of the fleet owned by this fire brigade in Lower Austria. They include a KDTF on a VW Caddy platform, a MFT-A on a VW Transporter platform as well as a SLF-K on a TGS 33.400 platform. The new LF-A 4000/200 replaces the obsolete ÖAF Fire Fighting Truck built in 1990.
A MAN TGS 18.440 4x4H BL chassis is used as a base. The “Fire Fighter MOD-Tech” construction by Empl allows for a crew of 1+6. Five respirator holders of the Empl-Eagle type are installed in the cabin module. The vehicle has a water tank holding 4,000 litres and a foam tank with a volume of 150 L of Class A and 50 L of AFFF foaming agent. The core unit is a NP 3000 FPN 10/3000 fire-fighting rotary pump made by Empl. The pump is installed at the rear and is completely oil-free and maintenance-free. It is operated by using the H.I.T. CAN BUS controller, which was newly developed by Empl, as well as the Cameleon low-pressure foam-mixing system.
H.I.T. CAN BUS controller:
The pump-operating panel and the driver cabin of the vehicle are equipped with an H.I.T. CAN BUS controller unit, which is a completely new development by Empl. The 7" LCD colour displays allow the machine operator or the driver to access all the vehicle’s functions with a high level of user-friendliness as well as maximum safety, reliability and speed.
The rapid action device consists of a braked low-pressure hose reel with four deflection rollers and an electrical coiling device for the shape-retaining, 30 m hose. A removable road-washing system has been installed in front. Six compartments for storing equipment. All lighting is implemented by using LED technology. The light mast can be electrically rotated and swivelled and has 4 adjustable and 4 fixed LED spotlights, each using 24 V. A frame-installed winch with a traction force of 8 t and a permanently installed power generator with hydrostatic drive complete the fire-fighting truck.