One of the main sectors for which Plastisol produces composite bodies is the fire fighting sector. There is no other sector where the use of corrosion-proof, shock-resistant, and fire and heat-resistant material is so important. Plastisol produces composite bodies for municipal fire engines, crash tenders, industrial fire engines, large volume vehicles, hazmat vehicles and other fire fighting vehicles.
Crash tenders/ARFF trucksRead more
Composite lends itself well to the production of a wide range of special constructions, such as crash tenders. All cabins and bodies are designed, engineered and manufactured by Plastisol. There are standard designs available, but we can also make custom-made designs based on the wishes of the customer.
Plastisol has developed a self-supporting composite structure that does not require subframes for mounting. Using the exact same technique, we can also mount a body to a chassis or container frame.
Hazmat vehiclesRead more
Hazmat vehicles are deployed in the event of major chemical emergencies. Here too, composite offers many advantages compared to traditional materials. For one, composite is very easy to clean. Another even more important advantage is the possibility to construct one-piece bodies without any welds, seams or gaps, which makes it easy to create over-pressure areas where necessary.
Communication vehiclesRead more
Plastisol has developed a low-floor bus for Composite Mobility B.V. which has been designed to be suitable for communication purposes. The bus can be fitted with communications equipment and be used as a control centre by fire brigade, police or ambulance services.
Industrial fire enginesRead more
Plastisol’s composite material is also extremely suitable for use in industrial fire engines because they are always produced according to customer requirements. Thanks to the versatility and benefits that composite offers, we are able to meet and exceed any challenge we face.
Large volume trucksRead more
Composite is very suited for these types of vehicles. Its advantage is that the tank is an integral part of the bodywork as opposed to being a separate piece. This, and the fact that the tank can be lowered between the chassis bars, greatly improves the handling of the vehicle. The outside walls of the body are also the walls of the tank, thus increasing the interior volume. As a result, it can transport the same amount of water but has a lower centre of gravity. Another proven advantage of composite is that it allows us to construct custom-made tanks in any size or form.
Municipal fire enginesRead more
Municipal fire engines are often designed based on the customer’s requirements. The width and depth of the compartments, for example, vary per fire brigade, as do the size of the water tank and the dimensions of the pump room. By using a highly versatile material such as composite, Plastisol is able to meet the needs and requirements of any customer.
Platform trucksRead more
Platform trucks are a good example of the versatility of composite. Low or high bodies, many or few compartments – anything is possible.
Rapid intervention trucksRead more
These rapid intervention vehicles have a small chassis and are lightweight. Because of the lightweight body enough equipment can be carried despite the often limited load capacity. These fire fighting vehicles can carry two to four people. The vehicle’s light weight enables it to get to less serious incidents quicker and means that its fuel consumption is low.