Magirus, a brand of CNH Industrial, has unveiled the Compact class (H)LF 10, the world’s first CNG-powered fire-fighting vehicle. This ground breaking product is the latest addition to the brand’s “Innovative Drive Line” series, which sees the development and application of alternative drive technology to the Magirus range of fire-fighting vehicles, and represents the next step in the implementation of the company’s long-term strategy to produce a comprehensive range of reliable, environmentally friendly vehicles.
Vehicles in the Magirus “Innovative Drive Line (iDL)” series benefit from the latest developments from sister brand, FPT Industrial, in the field of alternative powertrain technology for use in the manufacture of its innovative fire fighting vehicles. The first CNG-powered fire engine, unveiled in Ulm, Germany is a direct result of this and is already in production offering a practical solution to fire departments and local authorities across the globe in their quest for more sustainable municipal vehicles.
The (H)LF 10 is built on the renowned IVECO Eurocargo “Natural Power” 4×2 chassis, and has a capacity of 420 liters of CNG. The vehicle has a range of up to 300 kilometers or a pump operation of up to four hours. The CNG installation conforms to the latest and most stringent safety guidelines with the natural gas engine offering significant benefits in terms of reducing both NOx and CO2 emissions. The interior design of the fire engine reinforces its sustainable credentials with additional heating for the crew compartment powered by natural gas, a hydrogen generator together with battery-powered fans and rescue devices.
With the (H)LF 10 natural gas-powered fire engine, Magirus has raised the bar in the development and manufacture of sustainable firefighting vehicles creating a powerful, low-emission machine to meet increasing demand from municipalities and public organizations, who have increasing focus on utilizing environmentally friendly solutions.
CNH Industrial’s brands have a long history in developing and commercializing natural gas-powered vehicles. Since pioneering natural gas technology some 20 years ago, FPT Industrial has produced more than 50,000 natural gas engines, running on both CNG and LNG.
Source: CNH Industrial