Pittsburgh, PA 

SM-500 Side Mount Pumper

The City of Pittsburgh added this Spencer Manufacturing Side Mount Pumper to their fleet in January, 2012.  This Spencer SM-500 is an excellent example of a “big city” apparatus, packed with big power in a little package.  This truck is only 28’ long bumper to bumper and 9.5’ tall, which allows this fire department to maneuver easily within the city limits.  With a Hale Q2, 2-Stage 2000 GPM pump, supplying 11 discharges in a 47” wide pump house, it would be difficult to pack any more firefighting power into this rig.  To take on the notorious hills of Pennsylvania, the Spartan Metro Star chassis is powered by a Cummins ISL 450 hp engine and Allison 3000 EVP transmission.