The volunteer fire brigade Zell am Ziller recently received their new water tender, a TLF-A 3000/150/50 on MAN TGS 18.400 4x4 with an fully automatic Allison gearbox from the 4000 series already installed - a world's first.
“The MAN TGS 18.400 4x4 with a fully automatic Allison gearbox sets new standards for firefighting chassis in the heavy duty range,” Roman Eggenfellner, Team Leader for Public Authority Sales at MAN Truck & Bus Vertrieb Österreich GmbH, said at the official handover of the vehicle. “Installing the gearbox at the factory means we continue a longstanding tradition while also providing a fully automatic gearbox for heavy four-wheel drive chassis in an impressive way.” The performance of this driveline sets new standards with regard to acceleration and gear changes.
But it is primarily the integration of body and pumping equipment which is crucial to the effectiveness of a firefighting vehicle. “EMPL is proud to be presenting this vehicle together with MAN and Allison,” Reinhard Gruber, Firefighting Vehicle Sales at EMPL, explains. “An Allison automatic gearbox in the driveline allows chassis, body and pump to work together efficiently. EMPL firefighting technology optimises this vehicle for use.”
The heart of the vehicle is the EMPL centrifugal firefighting pump TO 3000 FPN 10/3000 in combination with the EMPL H.I.T. CAN - bus controller using a display operating unit in the rear and in the driver's cab. The TLF is equipped with the EMPL Function Light light mast. It can be electrically rotated and swivelled and is equipped with 4 LED - spotlights for selective lighting and 4 further LED - spotlights for surround lighting. A comprehensive LED - lighting concept was also implemented on the vehicle. The water tender is additionally equipped with a 14kVA power generator, a 60m high pressure reel HD25, a 30m C42 fast foam attack, a reversing camera, hygiene board, flow attack and fast air attack. A water cannon with a capacity of 1,600l/min is mounted on the roof of the vehicle.
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