KME’s exclusive hendrickson front axle and suspension

KME FIRE APPARATUS INTRODUCES THE HENDRICKSON STEERTEK NXT FRONT AXLE AND SUSPENSION SYSTEM


KME Fire Apparatus, a subsidiary of REV Group (NYSE: REVG) and an industry-leading manufacturer of fire apparatus announces the launch of the Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System on KME Custom Chassis pumper, tankers, rescue and aerials.

The Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System utilize an innovative spring clamp group and a fabricated box shaped axle. The combination of those two features allows for a reduction in weight, increase in performance and added durability, when compared to traditional I-beam axles and suspensions.

The benefits of the Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System include:

  • Maximized Ride Comfort and Handling: The STEERTEK NXT System incorporates a custom-tuned shock and an optimized parabolic spring.  A threaded pin bushing is utilized in the spring end allowing for simplification of spring alignment as well as longer service life, and improved roll stability.

  • Increased Maneuverability: STEERTEK NXT offers multiple Ackermann configurations along with a 45” wheel cut to achieve tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability.

  • Reduced Maintenance: One-piece knuckle design reduces maintenance and downtime. Premium pin bushings and seals provide enhanced protection.

  • Added Durability: The STEERTEK NXT front axle is rated up to 24,000 lbs., can be combined with either “S” Cam brakes or disc brakes and consists of a fabricated cross section construction with 100 ksi plate and continuous beam architecture to minimize stress points


KME EXCLUSIVE AXIS TECHNOLOGY

REV GROUP FIRE DIVISION INTRODUCES AXIS™ SMART TRUCK TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FIRE SERVICE

MAY 03, 2018

REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a $2.3 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands, is proud to announce the new AXIS™ Smart Truck Technology, a secure revolutionary system that is engineered specifically for the fire service. This intelligent truck platform is for all KME vehicles.

With the AXIS™ Smart Truck Technology, fire departments can continuously and remotely monitor the health or condition of their apparatus, which vastly improves in-service utilization through real-time awareness and a reduction in unscheduled repairs.

This new technology is a significant step beyond conventional fleet management systems because it monitors the status of not only the chassis, but also the critical multiplexing systems and relevant water flow components on the apparatus. Additionally, it enables superior electronics troubleshooting and support through real-time notifications, run-log recording, remote diagnostics and secure over-the-air device updates. 

The AXISTMSmart Truck Technology provides:

  • Access from any computer, laptop or mobile device to vehicle information through a web based dashboard

  • Important truck information at a glance with the ability to delve further into specific truck data and diagnostics

  • Monitoring of up to 5 vehicle networks

  • Remote updates to multiple components and faster support from the dealer and OEM when service is needed

  • Real time vehicle notification via text and email to mobile devices

  • An open architecture design allowing for the adoption of additional technology partners to further improve fire ground operations and more