LDV recently completed two specialty equipment vehicles for the Arlington Heights Fire Department. The vehicles are built on a 2019 Ford F-550 gasoline XL crew cab, 4x4 chassis with a custom designed and fabricated aluminum box. The vehicles have various compartments integrated into the body with slide-out tool trays, box pan shelves and equipment storage. Pull-out steps on both the streetside and curbside of each vehicle were included. The rear bumper is custom fabricated aluminum with Diamondback serrated plank tread surface. A flip-down rear step was also included.
The interior compartments are coated with durable Zolatone™ finish and areas that will see more heavy use were coated with Line-X™ durable coating. LED Strip lighting was included inside compartments for night operations. On the front of each vehicle is a Warn™ M12-S Heavyweight winch capable of pulling 12,000lbs. mounted at the front bumper.
A Zone Defense color backup camera system was installed to ease parking maneuvers. A complete emergency lighting and siren package was also installed including LED scene lighting. The vehicles also have LED pole lights. The front passenger area includes a custom fabricated center console to house electrical distribution equipment and controls. We also installed the customer-supplied communications radios with magnetic radio microphones for mobile two-way radios.
The vehicles are finished with black and red paint to match the Arlington Heights FD fleet with computer-generated simulated gold leaf lettering.
Ford F-550 XL Crew Cab 4×4
Custom LDV-designed and fabricated aluminum body
43″ flip-down rear step
Dual custom under body pull-out steps
Custom red/black paint
Custom computer generated gold leaf decals
Warn M12-S Heavyweight winch
Zolatone™ interior finish
Emergency lighting package
Emergency siren package
LED scene lighting
LED pole lights (4)
Havis Shield mount for Panasonic Toughpad
Custom slide-out equipment panels
Custom aluminum box pan shelves
LED compartment lighting
Custom fabricated center console
PAC Tool Hookmounts (2)
Shore power inlet
Installed customer-supplied radios
Magnetic radio microphones
Installed custom-supplied Firecoms Intercom system
"We are extremely happy with both of our LDV-built trucks. We have already recommended other Departments check-out LDV for their custom vehicle needs."
Deputy Chief Marty Bender
Fort Wayne Police Department
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Rhode Island State Police
"I was very satisfied with the whole experience and process. I believe that the sales personnel and technicians are very knowledgeable and have years of institutional knowledge that shows in the execution of the unit. My questions were all ways answered immediately and if there was any reach back for additional confirmation it was always followed up with a phone call and email. The open lines of communication provided both of us the full awareness of where we were in the build process and helped eliminate unnecessary delays or unanswered questions. Everyone I encountered during my visits were always smiling and happy while working, which was great to see and experience. This is reflected in the finished product that was noticed by my staff and all others that have visited to see the new addition to our fleet."
Logistics Section Chief
The best feature of the vehicle is the flush floor slide-out in the front of the vehicle. It provides a very functional work area and always receives favorable comments.
Chief Deputy, Woodbury County Sheriff
The Command Vehicle enhances our team policing philosophy, and enhances our ability to carry out our mission of 'Know us BEFORE you need us.
Chief Scott Greuel
Oshkosh Police Department
Workmanship. Attention to detail. From the design and the initial recommendations to guiding us in deciding on a floor plan and technology components to ensure we have a unit that will bring high value for us for many years to come …
Deputy Inspector, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office SWAT Commander
MOC 1 is working out great. No issues and we are so very pleased with it. We get lots of compliments about it when out and is truly meeting our needs.
Gerard J. Whittington, Jr.
I wanted to drop you a note to say that we are very pleased with the product that we purchased from LDV. It is evident that your company invests in quality and the truck reflects the experience that LDV has in building. Thank you for …
Lt. Dwane Razzetti
Bergen County, NJ OEM
I just wanted to send a thank you for all the assistance you provided with the planning and purchase of our new SWAT vehicle. To say that we are impressed with it would be an understatement. It is exactly what our agency …
Sergeant John M. Dunham
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