Dane County Sheriff Dive Rescue Vehicle

The Dane County Sheriff’s new Dive Rescue Vehicle is built on a Ford F650 Crew Cab diesel chassis with a 26,000 GVWR and air brakes. The dive rescue truck is powered by a 6.7L 270HP Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel and has a TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission. The truck also has a custom fabricated trailer hitch with a 10,000lb. towing capacity and a Reese Brakeman® IV digital electronic trailer brake controller. The all aluminum dry van body features a stowed 14ft. aluminum ramp at the rear for gear loading. The dive rescue vehicle has a swing out rear entry door with window and keypad entry. We fabricated a custom flip-down step with diamondback planking step surface.

On the exterior, a winch with remote was installed. Parking the vehicle is easy thanks to a Zone Defense color backup camera system. Inside, we custom fabricated an air tank bracket system for securing two tanks vertically. We integrated floor drains (3) for proper drainage inside. Custom fabricated aluminum box pan shelves was created for gear storage. The customer wanted a 2.7cu. ft. refrigerator which we included inside the dive rescue vehicle. A decontamination rinse system with plumbed fresh water tanks is built into the vehicle.

We fabricated fixed bench seating with removable cushions for storage. Hinged bench seating was also fabricated and installed. Custom aluminum cabinets provide ample gear storage. Counter tops are Wilsonart laminate for durability. HVAC is handled by two 15,000 BTU low-profile rooftop A/C units and diesel-fired furnace with thermostat. Electric power is generated by a 25kw liquid-cooled diesel generator installed in a custom fabricated compartment.

Vehicle Details

  • Ford F650 Crew Cab
  • 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel engine
  • 6-speed TorqShift automatic transmission with double overdrive
  • Full swing rear door with window
  • 30″ wide aluminum flip-down step on rear bumper
  • Winch on front of vehicle
  • Floor drain directly to ground
  • Aluminum box pan shelves
  • Decontamination rinse system
  • Fixed bench seating and flip-down bench seating
  • 15″ wide roof access ladder
  • LDV’s Intel-I-Touch™ vehicle automation system
  • Two low-profile air conditioners
  • Diesel-fired furnace
  • 25-kW liquid-cooled diesel generator
  • 18′ electric awning


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