Fire sales push
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AS PART of a major sales drive in the UK fire-fighting vehicle market, Renault Truck Industries has revised its Dodge Commando fire appliance chassis range.
Four versions of the Dodge G16 chassis, previously supplied only on special order, are now available for extending ladder and hydraulic platform conversions, while for water tender conversions Renault offers three G13 chassis variants including a version fitted with a six-cylinder 119kW (159hp) Perkins T6.354.5 turbocharged engine.
Both G16 and G13 chassis can be specified with either the naturally-aspirated Perkins V8.540 engine rated at 134kW (180hp), or the turbocharged TV8.540 engine rated at 175kW (235hp).
Standard features on all models include silicon water hoses, cab insulation retainers, suppressed wiper motors, heavy-duty front suspension and provision for a Bray heater to be fitted.
All vehicle braking systems have been modified to comply with JCDD requirements, and to help specialist vehicle bodybuilders, Renault fits a smaller 1311it (29ga1) fuel tank between the rear chassis sidemembers on the G13.
Renault offers a wide range of optional equipment on all its Commando fire appliance chassis including an Allison MT643 automatic gearbox with a sidemounted power take-off, Girling GX Skidcheck equipment on front and rear axles, high output alternator, engine hour meter, Bendix brake air dryer and a Trico instant air drain system.