Sutphen aerial products are built to withstand the tough working conditions of the fire scene. They are built with heavy-duty material and components and manufactured by highly skilled craftsmen. The result is an aerial apparatus that is built to do work.
Sutphen’s proven Aerial Ladder Truck mid-mount design provides superior weight distribution on chassis, extraordinary maneuverability, and easy access to the pumper-like hose bed, as there are no hose chutes or turntable in the way. The extruded-aluminum ladder is highly resistant to corrosion and has extraordinary strength and torsional rigidity, resulting in a 3:1 safety factor. Sutphen Aerial Ladder Trucks boast tip loads as high as 1000# and 750# while flowing 1500 gpm at any angle, at full extension.
Sutphen Aerial Platform Fire Trucks feature the Mid-Mount design that provides unsurpassed safety, performance, reliability, and maneuverability. Only one out and down jack each side provides the industry’s quickest and most compact set-up. The Mid-Mount design with a high pivot point gives firefighters the capability of working at low angles over the cab, and work on a 360-degree basis without moving the apparatus. The aerial device itself is constructed using patented Huck Bolt technology, the same that is used in commercial and military aircraft. The elimination of welding the aerial reduces the risk of fatigue and cracked welds that can lead to costly repair and down time. The aerial is a four sided, box-boom design, allowing for a stronger aerial device and a totally enclosed, protected waterway. Sutphen Aerial Platforms for Fire Trucks are available in tandem and single axle models, the only one in the industry.