When firefighters respond to a call they need a vehicle capable of high speed, rapid acceleration, hard braking, and maneuverability. The driver must have focused concentration, strong nerves, and experience. The Concept Fire Truck (CFT) is a showcase of cutting-edge technology. Its special architecture, paired with independent suspension and a hydropneumatic chassis, has enabled a new level of driving performance and safety.
Each axle is powered by an electric motor with 180 kW (240 hp) peak output and 425 Nm of torque from a standing stop, giving the CFT plenty of power. Although it weighs up to 18 metric tons, it matches the acceleration of the PANTHER 8×8 and has a top speed of 110 km/h.
Rosenbauer engineers were able to lower the CFT’s center of gravity by more than 20 centimeters compared to a conventional truck. They also succeeded in achieving axle load distribution of nearly 50/50. The optimal setting for the independent suspension was determined in numerous dynamic driving tests, resulting in ideal diagonal twist, roll-over stability, and driving stability while fulfilling all common standards.