Many times an existing apparatus body may be damaged, worn out or corroded beyond repair but the chassis drivetrain is still in good condition with low hours. It could very possibly be a prime candidate for re-purposing. In the case of a custom fire chassis, re-purpose could save the department over a hundred thousand dollars.
Hackney will design a new apparatus utilizing your existing chassis and provide a current technology specialized emergency response apparatus such as examples shown below. The cab will get new seats, interior trim and floor covering and paint job. When completed, many times it is difficult to tell the chassis has had a previous life.
OAKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The City of Oakville, Ontario saved over $170,000 by using an existing pumper chassis and converting it into a Mobile Command Vehicle. The rear of the cab was modified as an Incident Commanders post separated from the busy rear communications and conference rooms and galley.
CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The City of Charlotte saved over $200,000 by using an existing pumper chassis and converting it to a much needed HazMat.