HME will be rolling out a number of new and exciting fire apparatus designs at this year’s FDIC in Indianapolis. In addition to the unveiling of the new HME Scorpion™, and the appearance of this year’s new star in rural fire-fighting, the HME RedFox™, as well as the return of America’s best value in custom pumpers, the SilverFox™, and the HME CNG, HME’s new HME MiniMax™ will also be making its debut on the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium in just a matter of days (April 16th) at the 2012 FDIC.
The new HME MiniMax™ answers the call from departments and municipalities that want to make their budgets go further by squeezing more performance out of agile and and economical mini pumpers.
In an effort to stretch mini pumper capabilities to meet more of the demands fire departments and municipalities want to put onto the backs of mini pumpers today, HME engineers listened to department’s wish-lists and created a one-of-a-kind mini pumper aimed to satisfy as many of those demands as possible – and without sacrificing the agility and economy that is the mini pumper’s hallmark.
The HME MiniMax™, will carry a Hale DSD 1250-GPM pump and a UPF 500-gallon water tank, with an integral 17-gallon foam tank, and a stainless steel pump housing. The pump and tank have been moved from the usual Type-6 location in the back of the truck, to behind the cab. The body has also been enlarged. Traditional body heights for mini-pumper bodies are approximately 39-inches.The new HME MiniMax™ has had its body height raised to 57-inches, providing an additional 18-inches of body to cover the larger pump and tank, and provide more room for equipment, hose beds, and gear.
To get a closer look at this new and innovative mini pumper design be sure to stop by the HME booth #9434 at the 2012 FDIC at the Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis, Indiana, begininning this April 16th. The first 100 visitors will receive a Scorpion™ inspired souvenir.