Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. announced that it has acquired the assets of LTI, including LTI ladders, platforms and tractor-drawn aerials, Squrt and TeleSqurt boom-ladders and Snorkel articulating aerial platforms.
This acquisition enhances Smeal’s product offering to the fire service, adding an extensive line of aerial apparatus to the company’s already expansive line of industry-leading steel aerial ladders, platforms, and tillers. With the addition of LTI aerials, Smeal now offers the largest selection of aerial models available to the fire service.
“LTI has an outstanding reputation in aerial apparatus dating back to decades and decades, but it’s the exceptional reliability, safety and design features of their current products which make them an outstanding addition to the Smeal aerial product offering," said Mark Huber, Smeal’s president. "This acquisition provides our customers with more choices, and it provides additional opportunities for us to serve urban aerial customers who are looking for the reliability, performance and packaging of the LTI, Squrt, TeleSqurt and Snorkel lines."
Huber said Smeal’s priority is to support the many fire departments that have LTI, Squrt, Telesqurt and Snorkel aerials in their fleets currently.
"Smeal has brought these products into our company for the long term," Huber explained. "As a result, we understand the need to quickly provide parts and service support for these customers. We will be supporting them through an experienced aftermarket team and comprehensive parts support program with local service available through Smeal’s nationwide network of dealers.”
As part of the acquisition, Smeal acquired the technical data files for units sold previously to help ensure continuity of service LTI, Telesqurt, Squrt and Snorkel customers.
The newly acquired products will be integrated into the Smeal product line and available on Smeal s450 and S600 chassis and on Spartan custom fire chassis.