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Honolulu Chooses KME


Nesquehoning, PA – KME is pleased to announce the City and County of Honolulu has awarded KME and its dealer Hawaii Specialty Vehicles LLC an order for five custom pumpers and a 100’ tractor drawn aerial.


According to Nathan Reyes, dealer principal at HSV, “We appreciate the hard work KME put into the bidding process. We are thankful for the City and County of Honolulu and the Honolulu Fire Department for giving us the opportunity to provide our products and services. Both HSV and KME are committed to providing superior service and quality products. We strive to accomplish this through these virtues; pono (goodness), malama (nurturing), and hilina'i (trust) in our company. Mahalo Ke Akua (Thank you Lord).”


The pumper chassis will be a KME PredatorTM Severe Service with seating for five, EMS cab compartment, 500hp engine, and retarder for superior brake performance and life. The pumpers include a 2000gpm pump, 750 gallons of water, 40 gallons of foam, Waterous Eclipse CAFS, a 7.5kw generator and a 136” Aluminum full height/split depth body.


The TDA is also on a Severe Service TM chassis includes a 10kw generator, and 101’ ladder with waterway.
Hawaii Specialty Vehicles’ home office is located in Honolulu. They are a leading provider of specialty vehicles and equipment and offer strong maintenance, parts, service and support to all the islands.


KME is a leading custom manufacturer of a full range of specialty vehicles for military, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at www.kovatch.com or by emailing to kme@kovatch.com.

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