Remounting is the process of taking your old unit sending it to our authorized remounting center in either Atlanta, GA or Washington, NC depending on the specific application. Remounting encompasses a four tier system which we will be glad to explain for your specific application. It can be as simple as a new chassis only or an up fit of the interior to making the unit look like new while saving you several thousand dollars over the cost of a new unit without the depreciation you would normally pay to the OEM.
Re-purposing is finding a new use for an older looking but reliable apparatus and giving it a new mission by redesigning it to meet your current needs. This process basically starts off by finding a unit in your fleet which is no longer being utilized or is currently underutilized and breathing new life in it for years of reliable of service while saving tens of thousands of dollars. It involves taking an old unit which may be older but is in great shape and building a new body for specific duty assignment. After designing the new body the chassis is refurbished in one of four levels / tiers which include new interior, and a mechanical up fit to a total driveline replacement or rebuild with any degree of chassis modification /extension.
One example may be a rural fire department making a pumper out of an old tanker or an old tanker into a high quality fast attack rescue unit to meet the needs of smaller departments (with challenging budgets restraints) for years of additional value and service. Taking into account with some work the chassis platform will handle the new mission but the paint, interior or other mechanical needs keep it from being reliable, dependable and ready to use safely or it simply no longer fits your needs.
Another example is finding a unit which is no longer meeting your goals and making it into a Command vehicle, while yet another might be a chassis from the fire department being made into an EOD or SWAT unit to carry personnel or store specialized weapons and equipment. On these low call volume units this makes strong financial sense. Whatever the case may be this is an option to save you thousands of dollars while being good stewards of your citizen’s money. Making your department look more responsible with the financial funds entrusted to you. Since the options are virtually endless we will be glad to evaluate your current unit and design something suited to meet your needs while exceeding your expectations for value and dependability.
The units above was a re-purposed pumper chassis made into a high quality Haz-Mat unit with command function capabilities. This versatile unit is in service in a large southern urban department with a high call volume. The department responds to several thousand calls annually and also offers mutual aid to surrounding departments at a moments notice. The department had the need and Hackney had the answer. Another example of a valued partnership saving money and delivering high quality service in a dependable & reliable platform.