Uncompromised performance and safety.

Leading the way with 6,000 aerials built.

On January 1, 2017, Spartan Motors completed the acquisition of Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. (“Smeal”) including its subsidiaries US Tanker, Ladder Tower Company (LTC) and Telesqurt products. The newly combined company ranks as a top-four North American fire apparatus manufacturer and boast a robust and respected portfolio of industry-leading products.

Spartan, Smeal, and Ladder Tower have more combined experience engineering, building, testing, and supporting reliable aerial solutions than any competitor. Over the past 40 years, we’ve placed more than 6,000 aerials into fire departments across North America. No matter the conditions, no matter the demands, we’ve found a way to take firefighters to new heights in performance and safety.

Our facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Nebraska, Spartan Emergency Response are well positioned to meet the needs of customers and dealers throughout the Americas and the world.


Aerials working at
the peak of performance.

Unrestricted Tip Loads flowing and dry.

Our Tip Load ratings are the best in the industry, giving your crew unrestricted stability and performance at full extension.

Providing secure footing with a higher rate of water flow at any angle, any height, even while rotating.

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Cabs built around your
crew and their safety.

If the crew doesn’t arrive on the scene safely, even more lives hang in the balance. At Spartan, we face reality head on with cabs that feature the most advanced safety provisions available in the market today.

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Eight air bag positions

Eight airbag positions, the most offered by any OEM, including knee and side curtain airbags. These give your apparatus the highest available impact and anti-ejection protection on the market.

Raised roof options

Spartan offers flat, 5", 10", 20", and 24" raised roof options.

Flat floors make entry and egress safer and faster

Flat floors, low step heights, and taller, wider cab doors allow firefighters to get in and out quickly at the scene.


Performance from the road
up with a Spartan chassis.

Tightest Turn Radius

Our Tip Load ratings are the best in the industry, giving your crew unrestricted stability and performance at full extension.

The turning radius cramp angles range up to 53° and offer up to a 19-degree approach angle, exceeding NFPA 1901 standards.

Galvanized Frame Rails

Our galvanized steel chassis frame rails provide strength and integrity while resisting rust and corrosion.

Independent Front Suspensions

Spartan’s emergency response cab and chassis have a heightened level of control and maneuverability due to a wide range of leaf spring or air IFS suspension offerings.

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