LDV designed and built with the Jersey City Police Department this EOD command vehicle. It is built on a Freightliner MT55 with a 20' long all aluminum step van body. The vehicle also features a Cummins 300HP engine and an Allison 2500 EVS automatic transmission with park pawl and PTO provision.
The inside of the vehicle has a layout with twin rear doors, a fold-out ramp and robot storage. The middle and front of the vehicle has additional roll-up door storage space as well. Workstation space includes overhead cabinets with dry erase surfaces, monitors, a refrigerator, and laminate countertops for durability. LDV’s vehicle automation system provides vehicle start-up and shutdown automation, including technology items and HVAC systems. Flip-down bench seating has been fabricated and installed for additional seating space. SCUBA bottle storage has been installed above the fixed bench seating for easy access when at a scene. Cargo mesh netting ensures equipment is transported safely to a scene and easily accessed. Aluminum box pan shelves have also been fabricated and installed for additional interior storage space. Roll-down doors have been added for additional equipment protection.
The exterior of the vehicle features ample LED emergency lighting. A 12" rear bumper and 48" wide x 72" aluminum roll up door provide a space for the fold-out ramp to be deployed. Under body storage compartments with all welded seams, An 18' electric awning provides cover for those using the weatherproof exterior LCD monitor. Roof access is granted with a ladder and a four point fully automatic one-touch leveling system ensures the vehicle is level no matter what terrain it is on. To assist with parking duties, a color backup camera system has been installed to help with parking and backing the vehicle up.