Pierce Mfg. Fire & Emergency Products

In the market for a mid-mounted tower? Take a look at the new Pierce® Ascendant® 100′ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower with its market disrupting maneuverability, drivability, operability, and serviceability. Reaching heights of 100′ vertically and 93′ horizontally, the Ascendant 100′ Aerial Tower packages a 5-section heavy-duty steel tower onto a vehicle with a low overall height of 10’8″ and length of only 41’3” with a rear overhang of a rear-mount that minimizes tail-swing, it offers superior maneuverability and greater visibility.



Custom Chassis Choices

Enforcer™, Velocity®

Vehicle Configurations

Quint, No Pump No Tank – a true truck company configuration

Pump Range

Waterous, Hale, Darley Midship or PTO

Wind & Ice Ratings

Up to 35 mph winds & 1/4″ of ice

Ladder Complement

Minimum of 170′

Ladder Reach

100′ vertical, 93′ horizontal

PUC Availability



Up to 300 gallons


1 set of H-style & 4 downriggers

Stabilizer Spread


Hosebed Capacity

800′ of 5″ hose

Payload Capacity

1,000 lb dry/500 lb wet

Flow Capacity

2,000 gpm

Operating Range

-20° to 77°

Structural Ladder Warranty

20 yr

The Ascendant 100′ Aerial Tower is available on a variety of custom chassis and body styles to meet your department’s needs. Its integrated ground pads eliminate time spent throwing ground pads, so setup is streamlined and faster than any other aerial on the market. Configured as shown with a rear axle rating of only 48,000 lb, it outperforms with a 1,000 lb tip load capacity, up to 20-degree below grade operation, and a below grade 50-degree scrub area. All of this is accomplished at a mere 20′ set-back from the building.

360 Virtual Reality Demo

Product Highlights

Innovations by Pierce

Pierce Manufacturing is an industry leader when it comes to innovative technology and product enhancements. With the help of Pierce’s innovations, departments can customize apparatus with unique features that provide firefighters with additional protection, equip teams with situational management tools, improve apparatus performance, etc. The possibilities are endless with Pierce.

Featured Innovations


Ascendant® Class of Aerials

Go where no aerial apparatus has gone before with the heavy-duty capabilities and dependability you deserve.


CARE Initiative

Carcinogen Awareness & Reduction to Exposure (CARE) initiative focuses on protecting firefighters from carcinogen exposure.


PACCAR MX-13 Big Block Engine

The new heart of heavy-duty performance


E-Coat Corrosion Protection

High-quality corrosion resistance. Proven to outperform and outlast.


Electrical Systems

The most reliable, configurable, usable electrical systems.


Hercules™ CAFS

Five times more effective than using water alone.


Husky™ 3

Abolish structure fires, wildland fires, automobile fires, and small class B spills.


Husky™ 12

Take on structure fires, wildland fires, automobile fires, and medium-class B spills.



The Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC). Easier to use. Easier to stay safe, store more, and conduct service.


Safety Systems

Pierce doesn’t just meet safety requirements. Pierce sets safety standards, ensuring 360° Protection From Every Angle™.


TAK-4® Independent Suspension

Proven, proprietary, severe-duty technology. Custom built for Pierce® chassis



Advancing elevated waterway response with its compact yet capable design.

Contact Fire Division

From pre-construction to delivery, our highly trained team of fire apparatus specialists will walk you through every-step to ensure your new apparatus is built from the ground up – just the way you want it. No one works more closely with their customers to configure each vehicle around their demands. Give us a call at 800-784-6806. Our dedicated sales and service team stand ready to assist you.

Aerial Platform

For those of you that want more than just a ladder yet desire a smaller, lighter weight platform basket with lower acquisition costs and less cost of ownership – the Ascendant platform is ideal for you.

  • Heavy-duty high strength steel
  • Innovative gusset design
  • 3-person ergonomically designed platform basket
  • Single monitor at fly section
  • Dual swing-in doors
  • Below grade operation (-10⁰)
  • Multiplexed
  • 100 lb additional equipment allowance at tip
  • Smoother and quicker deployment speeds

Single Monitor

In order to maintain the impressive performance characteristics inherent to the Ascendant, the monitor weight and location have also been optimized resulting in a single monitor at the end of the fly section. The monitor can flow unrestricted both horizontally and even backwards.

Body Styles

  • Quint – available with a PUC™ pump
  • Texas Chute Out – for departments desiring a side-stacked hosebed; available with a PUC™ pump
  • No Pump No Tank – a true truck company style