Ascendant
107′ Aerial
Ladder

Pierce Mfg. Fire & Emergency Products

The Ascendant® 107′ heavy-duty steel ladder has truly redefined the single rear axle aerial market, providing firefighters with an unprecedented 107′ of vertical and 100′ of horizontal reach without compromising on water capacity, performance, or safety. The heavy-duty 100,000 psi high strength steel ladder was purpose built using proven engineering practices. The Ascendant is rated at a 750 lb dry and a 500 lb wet tip load capacity with an additional 100 lb equipment allowance. It can flow up to 1,500 gpm and is capable of a store front blitz feature as standard.

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Custom Chassis Choices

Arrow XT™, Enforcer™, Impel® or Velocity®

Tank

500 gallons

Jack Spread

18’ / 13’ short-jacked

Overall Apparatus Length

39’2″

Overall Apparatus Height

11’5″

Engine

Detroit Diesel DD13, Cummins ISX 12 or ISL

PUC Availability

Yes

Rear Axle Suspension

Single

Equipment

2500 lb

Collision Avoidance

Standard

Body Configurations

Quint, Texas Chute Out (Side Stacked Hosebed), No Pump/No Tank

Stabilizers

Single set of outriggers & one downrigger

Ladder Storage Capacity

115’ to 200’ max (depending upon body style)

Hosebed Capacity

1,000′ of 5″ or split load 700′ of 5″ & 600′ of 3″ hose

Multiplexed

Yes

Features

firetruck

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.

 

Detroit Diesel DD13 Big Block Engine

An exclusive offering on custom chassis only through Pierce.

 

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.

 

Husky™ Industrial

Battle tough industrial and class B spills.

 

HAAS Alert Collision

Real-time collision mitigation digital alerts.

 

Idle Reduction Technology

Less noise. Fewer emissions. Minimal fuel. And no engine power.

 

PACCAR MX-13 Big Block Engine

The new heart of heavy-duty performance

 

PUC™

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™.

 

Situational Awareness System

Simple, reliable situational awareness platform designed for firefighters.

 

TAK-4® Independent Suspension

Outstanding steer-ability and a dramatically smoother ride.

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.

The optimized design of the Ascendant ladder results in a significantly lighter vehicle – the Ascendant ladder on a tandem axle chassis has a rear axle rating of only 44,000 lb. A lighter weight vehicle provides numerous benefits: Departments in weight restrictive states can now have an Ascendant tandem axle configuration in their fleet; the costs of ownership are lower with less brake and tire wear; stopping distances are shorter and departments will realize better performance from the chassis drivetrain.

Aerial Ladder

  • Heavy-duty high strength steel
  • Innovative gusset design
  • Replaceable egress
  • Clean tip design
  • Store front blitz feature standard
  • Below grade operation (-10⁰)
  • Multiplexed
  • 100 lb additional equipment allowance at tip
  • Smoother and quicker deployment speeds

 

Fire Suppression

The Ascendant ladder is capable of flowing 1,500 gallons per minute through the waterway with a 750 pound dry and 500 pound wet tip load capacity.

Heavy-duty high-strength 100K psi steel construction

The Ascendant ladder is not a new ladder structural design at all; it’s simply an optimized design structure.

Improved corrosion resistance

E-coated pedestal and torque box on the single rear-axle configuration. E-coated torque box and stabilizers on the tandem rear-axle configuration.

Single axle stabilizers

Featuring 1 set of H-style stabilizers and 1 downrigger, the stabilizers were moved to locations on n the apparatus to maintain stability on a single axle with the weight available.

Tandem axle stabilizers

On the Ascendant tandem axle configuration there are four stabilizers, but only the front stabilizers are H-style outriggers – the rear two stabilizers are downriggers tat reduce the set-up footprint.

Compartments

The single rear axle body is designed for a 2,500 pound equipment allowance and up to 306 cubic feet of compartmentation.

Single rear axle pedestal and torque box

The pedestal and torque box design is the backbone of the Ascendant single rear axle ladder. The unique design allows for no compromise in the ladder performance.