Press release, October 20, 2014

The next generation PANTHER

An initial preview of Rosenbauer’s latest ARFF

  • Further development of the PANTHER 4x4 and 6x6 models
  • Improved performance, increased functionality and user comfort
  • Initial presentation at the Interschutz 2015 in Hanover

Rosenbauer, the world’s leading fire industry supplier, is about to bring a new generation of its PANTHER ARFF onto the market. The latest PANTHER 4x4 and 6x6 models will make their debut next year at the Interschutz Trade Fair in Hanover, while the launch of the PANTHER 8x8 version is planned for 2017.    

Self-confident design

Design continues to play a decisive role with regard to the next PANTHER generation. Indeed, the self-assured form language of the predecessor series that received numerous awards (including the iF product design award 2006, the red dot design award 2006, the International Design Excellence Award 2008) has been retained and accentuated. Balanced, harmonious proportions, clear lines and a freshly designed front section are all set to emphasize the PANTHER’s dynamic image. 

Increased performance
The front section of the truck lends the new PANTHER a striking appearance and furnishes the crew with an improved panorama view from the cab. The lighting system not only furnishes design accents, but also contributes to vehicle safety. In addition, the newly developed, FEM-optimized cabin cell offers greater crew protection and is being subjected to extensive crash testing in order to document passenger safety. The instrumentation layout in the cockpit has been rearranged and in general, functionality and user comfort levels have been raised considerably. 

Apart from the superstructure and the cabin, the extinguishing technology systems have also been upgraded for the new PANTHER. Innovative pumps, proportioning systems and monitors will enhance still further the firefighting performance of what is already the world’s most powerful ARFF. 

The new PANTHER represents a combination of user-oriented functionality and an emotional design language at the leading edge of technology. Moreover, production in the world’s most modern fire industry plant will ensure uniform, certificated quality of the very highest technical standard.

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