The Strongest Ladders Available: Aerial Rear Mount Platform
Bulldog Fire Apparatus carries the complete lineup of aerial fire trucks from KME, known as the KME AerialCat™. The AerialCat™ platform is manufactured with safety and ease of operation in mind, and the motion control systems provide the best ever built for the fire service. Taking smooth operation to a whole new level, KME is recognized as building the strongest ladders available.
KME fire apparatus rear-mount platform is built at 102′ with some of the shortest wheelbases, overall lengths, and lowest travel heights in the industry.
KME’s AerialCat™ rear-mount platform fire trucks offer benefits beyond how high its ladder can reach. It boasts a steel ladder with a lift geometry that allows it to rotate an unobstructed 248 degrees at 10 degrees below horizon without any impact of its platform flow capabilities. This same below-horizon functionality allows the platform to rest on the ground with its ladder fully retracted at only 33’ from the base of the apparatus. Fully extended, KME’s rear-mount platform can situate its platform a total of 14’ below grade at 10 degrees below horizon! The KME aerial rear-mount platform exclusively features a “fail-safe” turntable retention system consisting of a 1¼” bolt that minimizes any stress associated with platform operation in low-level conditions.
Greater Equipment Storage
KME understands that storage is important to those working in the high-risk field of emergency response. Whether the AerialCat™ rear-mount platform unit is used as a first-due quint or as a true truck, its unique storage configurations are designed for optimal efficiency. KME’s line of rear-mount platform fire apparatus body configurations provide over 240 cubic feet of storage space, including storage for up to 1,000’ of large-diameter hose, as well as an easy-access strait-shot hose bed. Every inch of the AerialCat™ body is occupied by full-height and full-depth storage compartments, designed for the storage of industry tools and equipment. Even while considering its space allowance for an NFPA 1901 or ISO ground ladder, the AerialCat™ provides storage compartments with depths up to 26” – perfect for bulky supplies and equipment.
Flow Rates of over 3,000 GPM at the Platform
The KME AerialCat™ rear-mount platform fire truck is excellent for both industrial and high-capacity municipal operations. It has one of the highest flow rates of over 3,000 GPM from the platform at full extension and elevation, all while maintaining a 250 pound platform weight capacity! Coupled with its amazing power, the AerialCat™ rear-mount platform utilizes the industry-standard KME ladder and an increased waterway with state-of-the-art dual monitors. This unit is entirely self-operational, only requiring a dependable water supply to fuel its powerful flow.
Maximum Leveling Capability
When time is of the essence, KME’s AerialCat™ rear-mount fire truck can quickly become operational by just one person. The AerialCat’s™ automatic leveling system allows for setup in tight spots with its ability to short jack the outriggers – requiring outrigger deployment on the operational side of the unit only. In addition, the KME platforms can perform under less-than-ideal conditions. KME fire apparatus platforms easily maintain functionality, even at full capacity, on slopes up to 11 degrees. Since its stabilizers can lower a full 19”, the KME platforms are so flexible that they can operate reliably virtually anywhere!