Chassis Beam Forming
Custom chassis construction allows HME to meet your exact specifications for GAWR, stability and overall apparatus dimensions. HME is the exclusive manufacturer of the industry leading 1871 cab and chassis.
HME provides transmission choices to meet the demands of your specific region - from 6 speeds to a new 18-speed option for hilly or mountainous terrain.
With a fully-stocked parts warehouse, HME is not only able to quickly ship replacement parts, we are also able to react to design changes on a current build without costly delays.
HME has developed fire service specific spring-leaf suspensions systems, as well as air suspensions, to meet the rigorous demands of a wide range of fire apparatus applications. Our suspension systems can be configured to meet every vehicle weight rating or stability requirement.
HME is an innovator in custom cab design and functionality – our designers were the first to introduce the tilt-cab concept to the fire apparatus industry.
High-quality electrical connectors and system wiring seal out water and contaminants to ensure years of dependable and trouble-free service.
HME provides a choice of heavy-duty, high-quality drum brake and disc brake options to meet your need for safe, dependable braking, in any type of terrain or environment.
HME apparatus deliver the tightest turn radiuses in the industry. Robust, direct frame-mounted steering gear design offers additional security.
Cab Interior Assembly
HME customizable cab designs provide a variety of roof height options, excellent comfort, easy access and exit, as well as superior safety and protection for your crew.
HME custom cabs are constructed of 3/16 inch thick aluminum to provide the utmost in safe operations. Custom cabs meet the stringent ECE R-29 and SAE tests for crash survivability.
HME offers the highest quality paint, both standard and custom, available in the industry.
Laser-cut stainless steel graphics provide a durable and quality alternative to painted or adhesive signage.
HME exclusive Hydra Technology™ provides maximum water output with easy and convenient valve control. Hydra-Technology systems are easy to service and maintain.
HME is the world’s largest single-source producer of custom stainless steel fire apparatus. Corrosion resistant stainless steel is lightweight and resilient with an unparalleled resistance to corrosive chemicals, road chlorides and salts. Unlike rigid extruded aluminum, our brushed stainless steel won’t rust or crack from continued exposure to water, chemical foams, wear, or extreme pressure.
HME offers engine options capable of delivering all the power you need – and more – from 300 to 600 horsepower. OEM manufacturers certify every engine installation.
Final Apparatus Assembly
HME apparatus provide instant and easy access to ladders, hoses, rescue equipment and gear with innovative, space saving designs.
HME offers a wide range of equipment door options: foldup, side-opening, and roll-up equipment and cover doors provide fast and dependable access to critically needed equipment and tools.
Pump Test Chamber
Exclusive HME Hydra Technology™ allows proper layout of controls, warning systems and connectors according to the ergonomic needs of fire fighting crews.
HME’s showroom bay is also our testing chamber. All systems from pumps to lighting undergo rigorous testing prior to shipment.
Engineering and Administration
HME engineers work closely with you to choose the right mix of equipment, technologies and apparatus designs to fit all your department’s requirements.
Engineering and Administration
HME’s custom build capability integrates global technologies and innovative engineering to create fire apparatus that are tough enough to deliver the reliable performance and durability you demand, yet flexible enough to meet your need for outstanding value and cost effective service.