Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

Fire tender [AAD16D3]

16 September 2016

Locally based Marcé (Hangar 6, Stand W10) is the largest firefighting vehicle manufacturer in southern Africa and has delivered vehicles to most parts of the continent, Namibia being a case in point, and around the world.

When choosing the right partner for emergency services needs, it is essential that a supplier is chosen that can offer everything under one roof. Marcé offers a one-stop turnkey solution that enables a client to walk into a completely equipped fire station and operate it. The company co-operates with various international suppliers and manufacturers, enabling them to successfully supply various products to Africa and beyond.

Currently it manufactures 98 per cent of the firefighting vehicles locally.

The Marcé Rhino is the latest edition to the company’s extensive range of firefighting and rescue vehicles, which are built exclusively at its Centurion headquarters. The Rhino is based on an Italian Fresia F800 series airport crash tender chassis and is available in 4x4, 6x6 or 8x8 configuration. It features a stainless steel, fully insulated crew cab with 180° viewing angle, seating options for a driver and up to four crew, SCBA mountings and wide opening doors.

A Deutz diesel engine is fitted as standard, along with Allison automatic transmission, a Cushman power divider and heavy-duty independent suspension.

The aluminium body is of modular construction with GRP profiling, allowing the Rhino to be tailor made to individual customers’ specific requirements. The body features up to five fully illuminated stowage lockers each side and easy engine access.

The 4x4 can accommodate up to 7,000 litres of water plus 840 litres of foam, the 6x6 up to 13,000 litres of water plus 1,560 litres of foam and the 8x8 up to 18,000 litres of water plus 2,160 litres of foam.

The Rhino features an integrated electronic control system permitting seamless pump operation and a rapid starting kit keeping the engine temperature at an optimum level for an immediate response.

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