The Ascendant® Class of Aerials also includes a tractor drawn aerial configuration. The Ascendant heavy-duty ladder on a tiller configuration offers numerous advantages and performance enhancements – resulting in longer reach both vertically and horizontally, higher tip loads, and higher flow ratings. You’ll still have all of the same performance characteristics of the Ascendant heavy-duty ladder that you’re accustomed to – 107′ vertical reach, 100′ horizontal reach, 750 lb tip load, 1,500 gpm flow without compromising on water capacity, performance, or safety. We’ve improved your set-up capabilities by increasing the allowable jack-knife angle to 60°. We’ve also reduced the overall vehicle weight of this configuration by 4,000 lb – giving fire departments more flexibility with their configurations – whether it be lighter axle ratings, increased water capacity, or more storage options.
When maximum maneuverability is crucial, the Ascendant 107′ tiller excels at getting you to the scene quicker. TAK-4® Independent Suspension comes standard on both the front tractor axle and the rear trailer axle for a smoother ride, better handling, and impressive cramp angle.
Custom Chassis Choices
Enforcer™ or Velocity®
750 lb dry/ 500 lb wet
1 set of H-style
Up to 300 gallons
1,000′ of 5″
Issued & Pending
107′ vertical, 100′ horizontal
Wind & Ice Rating
Up to 50 mph winds & 1/4″ of ice
Waterous, Hale, Darley Midship or PTO
Up to 250′ (depending on configuration)
-10° to 77°
Single or tandem
Structural Ladder Warranty
360 Virtual Reality Demo
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.
Ascendant® Class of Aerials
Go where no aerial apparatus has gone before with the heavy-duty capabilities and dependability you deserve.
Carcinogen Awareness & Reduction to Exposure (CARE) initiative focuses on protecting firefighters from carcinogen exposure.
Abolish structure fires, wildland fires, automobile fires, and small class B spills.
The Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC). Easier to use. Easier to stay safe, store more, and conduct service.
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
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.