Paul Newton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, was recently interviewed by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Magazine for their article entitled, Generators Still Popular Option on Many Fire Vehicles. Paul and author, Alan M. Petrillo, discussed the flexibility, customizability, and small footprint of newer hydraulic generator models making them a great choice for fire apparatus.
In today’s environment with 12-volt LED lights, a lot of departments have moved to the 6-kilowatt Stinger, Newton says. “It’s very compact and can be installed in a number of different ways, in an assortment of places,” he notes. “The Stinger also is available in 3.6- and 4.8-kilowatt models. This year, we’re introducing a Stinger 3-kilowatt model with a whole new frame in a slightly smaller size that helps bridge the gap between a traditional generator and an inverter.”
Newton says that Harrison Hydra-Gen has been seeing a trend toward using smaller hydraulic generators on fire apparatus. “We’re also doing a large number of retrofits for fire departments that bought a fire truck without a generator but want one now,” he observes.