Ferrara installing Navistar MaxxForce 13 engines in custom fire chassis

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Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., a custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has begun installing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010-compliant MaxxForce 13 diesel engines in its Inferno and Igniter heavy-duty custom fire chassis. MaxxForce engines are designed, engineered and built by Navistar Engine Group.

Ferrara President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Ferrara was enthusiastic in announcing the news to dealers and customers ahead of the FDIC conference and exhibition in Indianapolis. “Our company is known as a custom builder of high-quality heavy-duty fire apparatus, and MaxxForce engines have a similar proven record of quality and performance,” Ferrara says. “The fact that MaxxForce 13 delivers peak torque at a low 1,000 rpm is particularly well-suited to the fire industry.”

At FDIC, Ferrara will display a 2011 Inferno custom fire truck powered by the MaxxForce 13 at outdoor booth No. 15645 on South Street, between the show’s two conference centers. The MaxxForce 13 produces 475 horsepower and 1,700 ft-lb torque, making it suitable for custom pumper, tanker, aerial and heavy rescue apparatus.

“Fire departments across the country have come to rely on our engines in nearly 60 percent of the commercial fire apparatus market,” says Eric Tech, president of Navistar Engine Group. “Now, buyers of Ferrara custom apparatus have the option to put MaxxForce power to work in their fleet.”

In addition to Ferrara’s outdoor booth display of the MaxxForce-powered Inferno truck, Navistar Engine Group’s MaxxForce booth No. 5753 and Ferrara’s main booth No. 1837 can be found in the Indiana Convention Center during the FDIC show, March 24-26.