Pierce delivers its first DD13-powered EPA10-compliant fire apparatus

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Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that Pierce Manufacturing, a provider of fire apparatus, has delivered its first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010-compliant Detroit Diesel DD13-powered Velocity fire engine to the Iola, Kan., fire department. Detroit Diesel developed a configuration of its DD13 engine to meet Pierce Manufacturing’s standard cab widths, wheelbase and compartment space requirements. The DD13 engine for Pierce also features selective catalytic reduction emissions technology.

To further meet the needs of the custom chassis fire market, Detroit Diesel says it also developed the Detroit Diesel Fire Commander II, an electronic pump control that includes a pump inlet and discharge display, engine fault display and a hot exhaust display to alert the operator in the event of an active regeneration during pump operation.

“Detroit Diesel has worked with Pierce for more than 30 years, when Pierce sold its first custom chassis,” says Brad Williamson, component marketing manager for Detroit Diesel. “We are proud to continue the tradition with our DD13 engine.”

By combining an Amplified Common Rail Fuel System, dual overhead cams, DDEC 10 electronics and an asymmetrical turbo charger, the DD13 is designed to deliver premium torque response and a long flat torque curve to provide consistent power needed to meet the demands of the custom chassis fire truck market.

“We look for reliable engines with high horsepower and torque, a nationwide service network that is complementary to the Pierce network, and an engine that packages well with the constraints of a cab-over-chassis configuration,” says Mike Moore, vice president of business development for Pierce Manufacturing. “Detroit Diesel and the DD13 do all of that.”