Normal Fire Department

Normal, Illinois

Model TU1982


Normal is located nearly in the center of Illinois. The fire department is designated as regional Technical Rescue response team for MABAS Division 41. The team can be deployed anywhere in the State of Illinois or surrounding states as designated by MABAS. Normal selected Hackney's USAR/Technical Rescue trailer concept as a means of moving the huge cache of mandated technical rescue equipment that previously was accommodated in three individual vehicles.

  • Hackney TU1982 USAR Trailer
  • Freightliner M2 four-door Tractor
  • Detroit DD13, 12.8L, 370hp engine with 1250 lb/ft torque
  • Jacobs brake with on/off; low/medium/high braking
  • Allison 3000EVS 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 12,000# front axle; 26,000# rear axle
  • WABCO ABS with traction control
  • 70-gallon fuel tank
  • Alcoa polished aluminum wheels with Michelin tires
  • High-roof cab
  • High-back driver and officer air-suspension seat with belt sensors
  • Three (3) rear high-back air-suspension seats
  • 270-amp Leece-Neville alternator with (3) batteries (3375CCA)
  • Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR) integrated into V-MUX electrical system
  • Auto-eject shorepower power, 20-amp with 45-amp battery  conditioner
  • Tractor frame enclosure, bright treadplate, with hinged door compartment on left and right
  • 40.5-ft side-load trailer with rear timber/shoring panel tunnels
  • 22,000 lb. tandem axles with air suspension
  • Aluminum alloy wheels (8)
  • Stainless steel fenderettes around rear wheel openings
  • 10,000# receivers aft of rear wheels (2) with removable rope attachment points
  • Drop-down rear step platform for timber and shoring panel access
  • Adjustable shelf tracks recessed into all compartment side walls
  • E-Track on walls of #3 curbside compartment to secure equipment
  • Isolated rope storage locker – 51”W x 48”H x 42”D
  • Compartment loading ramps (2)
  • Extra heavy duty slide-out tool boards – 12” wide x 75” high x 42” deep (2)
  • Securing rails for Finform panels with pre-attached StrongArms
  • Roof access ladder on front of trailer
  • 16-ft roof coffin compartments (4)
  • Rollers on edge of rear roof to assist in removal and loading of roof stored timbers
  • Awning, electrically deployed on left and right side
  • V-MUX multiplexed electrical system with color LCD control panel on console
  • Graphical display for compartment door open, roof lids open, awnings deployed
  • LED clearance and tail lights
  • Whelen 12vdc scene lights; (3) each side and (2) upper rear
  • LED strip lights recessed into side wall of compartments and roof compartment lids
  • Whelen NFPA upper and lower zone LED warning lights
  • Federal eQ2B siren
  • 35kw PTO generator
  • 240VAC, 150-amp tractor-to-trailer umbilical connection
  • 20-amp shorepower on trailer
  • 30-amp automatic transfer switch for operation of dedicated power outlets from shorepower or generator
  • FRC Optimum upper side body flood lights: (3) each side
  • FRC Optimum tripod flood lights (2)


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