Smeal Fire Apparatus has a built a reputation for delivering strong quality, solid construction and great value. Smeal manufactures a full apparatus line including custom and commercial pumpers, aerial ladders and platforms, minipumpers, quick attack units and specialty vehicles. Their apparatus are available with a variety of custom and commercial chassis.
In December 2016, it was announced that Smeal will be acquired by Spartan Motors. Expected to be finalized in January 2017, the acquisition creates a newly combined Spartan Emergency Response business unit will rank as one of the top-four North American fire apparatus manufacturers and will be well positioned to deliver more value for our customers. Daryl Adams, Spartan Motor’s President and CEO, said, “Adams continued, “We are pleased that Smeal chose Spartan Motors as their partner to carry on their brand’s legacy . . .”
Dig Into the Details and See What Smeal is All About
Despite the fact that Smeal is one of the largest fire truck builders in the U.S., they’ve always maintained an almost humble approach to what they do. A small-town business that has fire trucks in some of the largest fire departments in the country, and lots of places in between.
Smeal is all about building fire trucks that deliver performance and reliability. Their people do great work, because they really couldn’t imagine doing it any other way. For example, their QL-12 electrical system is rock solid with next generation plug-style connections and excellent reliability, the main feature everyone wants in their fire truck’s electrical system.
Smeal is all about aerials. They have one of the most tenured names in the aerial business. They use structural materials that are lighter and stronger — only 100,000 PSI yield strength steel tubing and A606 Type 4 certified steel ladder rungs — because when it comes to aerials, there’s just no substitute for strength.They build steel aerials at almost every length. That includes ladders from 55’ to 125’, UT 100, 100’ Mid Mount, 100’ Super Heavy Duty, and, of course, their tiller.
Because every run is different, but the mission is the same, Smeal Fire Apparatus has the Ladder Tower line of urban aerials in their product offering, making it the most diverse around. In our line-up you’ll find superior tip loads, high water flows, longer reaches, short jack spreads and unparalleled reliability.
Smeal is all about ensuring a great value for your investment.
There’s more to learn at www.smeal.com.