E-ONE will debut the innovative new HS chassis and cab design during this week’s Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis.
“While some industry veterans may see the new HS design and think we’ve simply brought back the Hush®, that’s actually not the case,” said Jay Johnson, vice president of sales and product management for E-ONE. “We leveraged historical lessons learned as well as customer feedback from the original Hush to engineer the all new HS package that is much more than just a rear-engine chassis. The HS is an innovative new product that solves real fire service issues such as more interior cab space, vastly improved interior communication, and superior climate control for all occupants as well as ready-service access for maintenance, to deliver a solution that works for both firefighters and fleet technicians.”
The unique design of the HS removes the engine from the cab to provide more room for critical personnel in all seating positions, customizable in-cab storage options, and industry-leading communication in route and on scene. The HS configuration is ideal for pumpers, walk-in rescues and non walk-in rescues.
“After voice-of-the-customer research, the HS was engineered to meet the needs of both the crew operating and the personnel maintaining the apparatus,” said Joe Hedges, aerial and chassis product manager for E-ONE. “The result is a cab design that delivers an amazing amount of space for the crew and a body that meets maintenance needs of service technicians with the engine easily accessible thanks to two motorized, rear, sliding compartments.”
There will be two HS configurations at FDIC – a Quest® HS and a Cyclone® HS. The Cyclone HS offers a more traditional look without a front grill, boasts a custom-designed, multi-level storage compartment between the officer and driver, and features twin hydraulic tool reels below the front of the cab where the engine would typically be housed. The Quest HS is a more modern cab design, maintains an entirely open interior cab to show the potential of the cab space, and also features a new Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) with an additional power module located below the front cab floor.
See the new Quest HS and Cyclone HS at booth #4901 during the 2015 FDIC or visit www.E-ONE.com for more information or to locate an E-ONE dealer near you.
As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, E-ONE engineers and manufactures mission-critical vehicles including pumpers and tankers, WaterMaster® vacuum tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, command and communication apparatus, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. The company sells its products worldwide and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer. For more information, visit www.e-one.com.