Industrial, an industrial brand dedicated to the design, production and sale of
industrial powertrains, has equipped its N60 NG engine to the first gas powered
firefighting vehicle in the world at the Magirus Compact class (H) LF 10.
Magirus can implement its long-term strategy to produce a
comprehensive range of reliable, environmentally friendly firefighting vehicles.
The Magirus’s innovative drive line (iDL) series,
which includes the (H)LF 10, can benefit from the latest developments of FPT
Industrial in the field of alternative powertrain technology for its innovative
The first CNG-powered fire engine, unveiled in Ulm,
Germany is a direct result of this and is already in production, offering a
practical solution to fire departments and local authorities across the globe
in their quest for more sustainable municipal vehicles.
The (H)LF 10 is built on the renowned IVECO
Eurocargo Natural Power 4x2 chassis, and has a capacity of 420 liters of CNG.
The vehicle has a range of up to 300 kilometers or a pump operation of up to
four hours. The CNG installation conforms to the latest and most stringent
safety guidelines with the Natural Gas engine offering significant benefits in
terms of reducing both NOx and CO2 emissions. The interior design of the fire
engine reinforces its sustainable credentials with additional heating for the crew
compartment powered by Natural Gas, a hydrogen generator together with
battery-powered fans and rescue devices.
Together, FPT Industrial and Magirus have raised
the bar in the development and manufacture of sustainable firefighting
vehicles, creating a powerful, low-emission machine to meet increasing demand
from municipalities and public organizations, who have increasing focus on
utilizing environmentally friendly solutions.
FPT Industrial has a long history in developing and
commercialising natural gas engines. Since pioneering the technology more than
25 years ago, the brand has produced more than 50,000 NG engines, running on
both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). There are
some 28,000 NG-powered vehicles from CNH Industrial’s truck and bus brands
IVECO and IVECO BUS on the road today, making them the absolute European
leaders in this segment. Furthermore, New Holland Agriculture and CASE
Construction Equipment are pioneering the use of methane in the off-road