Rosenbauer launches Efficient Technology firefighting vehicle range

Published:  09 June, 2016

Rosenbauer has launched a new vehicle concept called Efficient Technology, or ET for short. The new range brings European fire industry technology to worldwide markets. The ET series is based on lightweight aluminium structural design and can be ordered by fire services in configurations that match their technical demands and operational tactics.

The ET series consists of trucks with gross vehicle weights between twelve and twenty tonnes, which can be mounted on all standard chassis ranging from MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Scania and Renault models to Rosenbauer’s own Commander. The ETs are available with differing wheelbases, with or without all-wheel drive, and using any desired type of engine (including Euro VI). The superstructure can be employed with chassis fitted with original double cabins, or with single cabs. The original entries and bench cabinets, etc. are also retained.

Structural design

The ET superstructure is comprised of aluminium sandwich panels, sheets and sections, which are bonded and bolted to form a robust and self-supporting structure. Depending on the type and volume of the payload, this structure comes in one of three different designs. The first has fitted, deep equipment compartments that are closed using flaps, which also serve as steps. The second version is similar with fixed, deep equipment compartments that are closed by means of shutters that also seal the equipment storage spaces above. The third variation has no equipment compartments, but instead fitted, folding bridges on the left and right, which serve as platforms.

As far as the fixtures and fittings are concerned, the complete Rosenbauer Comfort anchorage program can be adapted towards the vehicle body, including turntables, heavy load pullouts and lowering devices.

ET trucks are equipped with Rosenbauer integrated pumps that have been EN1028 certified or NFPA1901 classified. Pump output amounts to 4,500 l/min at 10 bar, or 400 l/min at 40 bar (NH45), while the water tank has a capacity of up to 5,500 litres. The pumps can be supplemented with the Fixmix pre-proportioning or the pressurised Aquamatic proportioning system. Quick attack reels are also available for the ETs, as well as a manually operated water/foam monitor, which can either be installed on the roof or mounted on the vehicle. Coupling systems are provided for all regional conditions.

Straightforward operation

Upon request, ET series trucks can be so designed as to allow the largely manual operation of the extinguishing technology. However, they can also be fitted with the new LCS 2.0 Compact, which already has an automatic pump pressure governor.

Equally, proven LCS 2.0 operation that is controlled and monitored via a Canbus function may be employed, and a choice of electrical or electronic Canbus controls is available for the vehicle lighting.

The ET is intended to appeal to the fire services in Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In addition, it also represents an alternative for Central European markets, as virtually any standard trucks can be supplied.

TLF 4.400 ET (Efficient Technology)

  • Chassis: Volvo FMX 440 4x4
  • Crew: 1+5
  • Cabin: Original Volvo double cabin
  • Extinguishing agents: 4,000 l water, 400 l foam
  • Integrated pump: NH35 with up to 3,000 l/min at 10 bar, or 400 l/min at 40 bar
  • Foam proportioning system: FIXMIX 3% + 6%
  • Monitor: RM24M water/foam monitor
  • Lighting mast, surrounding area lighting, LED lights in the equipment compartments

  • Operation Florian

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