100 fire truck order filled by Magirus in Chile

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Iveco-based trucks on the job

The sister company of Iveco, Magirus, has just filled a significant fire truck order in Chile.

And to mark the handover of the new fire trucks to the National Department of Chilean firefighters, all 100 trucks were parked strategically to spell out the above message.

That’s quite a memorable way to mark the occasion!

All 100 trucks are based on the Iveco Eurocargo and are powered by 220kW engines, while there is a mix of both 4×2 and all-wheel drive vehicles in the new fleet.

The fire trucks are equipped with a Magirus MPN230 centrifugal pump with a capacity of 3000 litres per minute.

magirus fire trucks munichMeantime, the Munich Fire Department has recently put 15 new Magirus turntable ladder equipped fire trucks into operation.

To mark that delivery, once again a stunning formation of the new vehicles was arranged (as seen on the left).

The trucks were specially designed to meet the needs of the German city.

Munich has proven a difficult city for fire authorities and equipment suppliers due to the many low archways and narrow streets, as well as increasing numbers of vehicles on the roads.

The Magirus trucks, again using the Iveco Eurocargo chassis, were chosen due to their compact dimensions and agility, according to Munich’s Fire Protection Authorities, engineer Wolfgang Schäuble.

“This vehicle combines high standards of safety, comfort and ergonomics with a total height of 3 meters and a total width of 2.40 metres.

“The turntable ladders on low profile chassis guarantee direct, fast access and reliably ensure the rescue of persons in Munich and the surrounding areas.”

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