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REV FIRE DIVISION DELIVERS WITH EZ TRAC HYDRAULIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM

BY REV Group
September 20th, 2018

 

An Increased Performance Integration Available for E-ONE, KME, and Ferrara Fire Apparatus

REV Group has announced the integration of the EZ Trac® hydraulic all-wheel drive (AWD) system as an option for fire apparatus manufactured by the REV Fire Group, which includes the E-ONE, KME, and Ferrara brands.

The EZ Trac System provides the performance of hydraulic power while maintaining factory ground clearance, overall height, and the turning radius of a typical two-wheel drive vehicle. This is a critical innovation for fire departments in demanding terrain, such as Chautauqua Fire District in New York who recently installed the system on a KME Severe ServiceTM Custom Pumper, and to the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, Canada, who is installing EZ Trac System on their new E-ONE HP75 ladder truck.

The benefits of the EZ Trac hydraulic all-wheel drive system include:

  • A steerable hydraulic drive assist system to simplify and overcome traction and mobility issues without sacrificing ride quality, safety, and control.
  • Allows for a lower center of gravity, making the vehicle safer—less likely to overturn and easier to handle.
  • Ability to engage and disengage on the go at speeds less than 20 mph. With the flip of a cab-mounted switch, drivers have the control and traction needed to go from on-highway to off-road and back.
  • 800- to 1,200-lbs lighter than conventional drive systems and experiences no windage loss in freewheel mode.
  • Designed to handle steep inclines, mud, ruts, wet or slippery conditions, and unstable roads.

“The EZ Trac hydraulic all-wheel drive system is an alternative to mechanical drive systems and does not raise the cab height like typical front drive axles do. It is also a great option for aerials, providing all-wheel drive without raising the travel height,” said Joe Hedges, Product Manager at E-ONE.

The EZ Trac hydraulic all-wheel drive system is available now through the REV Fire Group. To view a video demonstration of the EZ Trac System, visit: https://goo.gl/bRvAW5

 

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