Designed for High Performance: Severe Service™
The KME Severe Service™ chassis takes superior engineering to the next level. KME’s proven design platform serves as a base for a chassis that can handle even the toughest of situations. The Severe Service™ chassis has been extensively tested, with over a million miles of real-world testing. It has also been subjected to high-volume use in extreme conditions and environments. The Severe Service™ chassis provides extreme reliability for some of the country’s largest fleets, cities, and fire departments. When conditions are tough, you need the Severe Service™ chassis from KME to provide maximum support to your fire apparatus.
The Severe Service™ interior is paint-matched with a rugged vinyl upholstered roof, dash and doghouse that provide a durable interior ready for the most extreme service conditions. Beyond its finishes, the Severe Service™ cab boasts double insulation, which minimizes high horsepower heat from the engine and reduces cab noise to 75 db, making it the quietest cab in the fire service.
Seating and Storage
The Severe Service™ cab is available in a variety of configurations, each offering plenty of space to work and maneuver. The cab can be configured into a two-door unit with rear storage, a three door unit command cab, or a four door tilt cab with seating for up to ten firefighters. Options also include either fixed, air, or electric seats. The Severe Service™ cab design provides plenty of head and leg space for its passengers, all while offering numerous options for seating arrangements, storage cabinets configurations, and command desk set-ups.
KME takes pride in offering the best in safety design. The Severe Service™ cab is fully crash tested to ensure maximum protection and durability. It is composed of a ¼” doghouse and 3/16” doors, which sit upon a solid extruded tube structure comprised of ¼” and 3/16” wall thickness. The engineered features of the Severe Service™”chassis/cab, coupled with the optional Rolltek® protection system make it the most rugged and safe cab in the fire industry.
|Engine||Cummins L9, X12, or X15|
|Engine Horsepower||330-600 HP|
|Transmission||Allison 3000 EVS, 4000 EVS, 4500 EVS*|
|Front GAWR (Max)||24,000 lbs.
(Disk or “S” Cam Brakes)
|Front Axle Suspension||Parabolic or Multi-Leaf, Independent Front Suspension|
|Cramp Angle||45 degrees (425/65R22.5 Tires)|
|Rear GAWR (Max)||33,500 lbs. Single
60,000 lbs. Tandem
|Rear Axle Suspension||Multi-Leaf, Single, Rubber, Air, Tandem|
|Drive Configurations||4×2, 4×4, 6×4, 6×6|
|4×4 System||Meritor T-Case, Dana Power Divider, EZ-Trac Hydraulic AWD|
|Cab Width||96″, 100″|
|Cab Length||53.5″, 59.5″, 67.5″, 77.5″|
|Cab Roof Style||Flat, Raised 10″, 16″, 22″|
|Doors||Barrier or Full Height|
|Side Roll Protection||Default|
|Frontal Air Bags||Default|
|Electrical Systems||Hard-Wired or Multi-Plex (Class One, Weldon)|
*Output Retarder Available