EMPL sets new standards with the PRIMUS range!


EMPL presented a PRIMUS HLF 20 from the Crivitz Volunteer Fire Brigade at the FLORIAN 2017 exhibition in Dresden. The unique PRIMUS design perfectly reflects the basic values of EMPL: reliability, functionality, individuality, durability and safety.

The FLORIAN specialist exhibition for firefighting, civil defence and disaster control took place in Dresden from 5 to 7 October 2017, one of the most beautiful and attractive cities in Europe. 200 exhibitors presented the technologies of the future for firefighting, rescue services and civil protection to the around 14,000 visitors. EMPL was represented in the outdoor exhibition area with a vehicle from the PRIMUS range.

PRIMUS stands for “first” and it certainly is the first of its kind. Its attractive lines and its beefy, dynamic appearance distinguish it clearly from the other water tenders, fire-fighting vehicles and support fire engines in its class. With the PRIMUS, EMPL presents a new superstructure and design concept for fire fighting vehicles which is based on the existing ranges Firefighter ALU - Tech and Firefighter MOD - Tech and supplements these.

EMPL still uses the proven concept of three independent modules: original driver's cab of the lorry chassis, crew compartment and equipment compartment structure. The three modules mean that the cross - country mobility of the vehicle is not affected and the torsional abilities are maintained. In addition, no major interventions in the original cab are necessary and the drive technology can be easily accessed by tilting the cab.

As the dimensions of the crew compartment follow the superstructure and not the driver's cab, the interior is very spacious. New features in the crew compartment include the bright skylight, which can optionally also be used for installing an air conditioning unit, the optimised handle bars on the large crew compartment doors and the electric window controls as a standard.

The unique PRIMUS design perfectly reflects the basic values of EMPL: reliability, functionality, individuality, durability and safety.

PRIMUS - uniquely dynamic
The new PRIMUS from EMPL is characterised by many inner values which are reflected in the powerful external appearance:

  • The optimised superstructure concept guarantees maximum operating convenience.
  • The arched superstructure reduces aerodynamic drag and optimises the field of view during driving, particularly when manoeuvring.
  • The new, enormously robust panels impress with their dynamic design while serving as impact protection.
  • The special design significantly reduces soiling of the superstructure shell, optimises corrosion protection and acts as a visual highlight.
  • Compared to conventional sheet metal designs, the superstructure weight was decreased greatly to allow increased additional loads.
  • The use of industrial large series components means that a spare parts availability of over 30 years can be guaranteed.
  • The universal beacon seating can be fitted with all standard beacon light variants and is integrated into the overall concept of the vehicle in an aesthetically pleasing way. This is primarily due to the new integrated branch deflector which protects the beacon system while also being an attractive feature.
  • The “all - round LED lighting concept” ensures best possible illumination of the work area with minimum power consumption. This optimises active and passive safety.
  • The pump operating stations focus on maximum flexibility and very easy operation: H.I.T. display control, analogue flow chart according to AGBF.

The new HLF 20 for the Crivitz volunteer fire brigade is based on an MAN TGM 13.290 4x4 BL chassis.

The driver and crew compartment is designed for a team of 1+8. 4 seats are equipped with EMPL - Eagle mounts for breathing apparatus. In addition, the crew compartment is equipped with a sunroof with a walk - on acrylic glass pane. An air conditioning unit can be retrofitted at any time.

The superstructure is manufactured from ALU - Tech sandwich panels. The water tank has a capacity of 2,000 litres, while the foaming agent tank holds 120 litres. The rear features a low-pressure centrifugal firefighting pump NP 3000 - FPN 10/2000, 2 x 15m fast attack and a distributor fast attack. The EMPL H.I.T CAN - bus system is used for the control. The complete lighting system including an EMPL Function Light mast and traffic warning system as well as the tank level indicator use LED - technology. A hill winch for cars is installed on the chassis.

Furthermore, two single-person reels with fast attack are mounted on a support structure at the rear. The vehicle is equipped with a 14kVA power generator, a hydraulic rescue set, 30m electric fast attack, various blocking tools, a retractable hygiene board, and many other items. The roof can be accessed via steps at the rear of the vehicle and has a sand coating for safe stepping. Two roof boxes with telescopic gas holder for the cover, integrated internal LED - lighting and continuous draining and ventilation are mounted here. A water cannon with a capacity of 1,600l/min is also installed.

The entire EMPL team wants to take this opportunity to thank all customers for their trust and the longstanding good cooperation!

PRIMUS from EMPL: starting out as a great idea - even better in reality!

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