Thanks to two Econic trucks with swap-body design, Winnenden voluntary fire service is equipped for every mission.
A car goes off the road. It hurtles down an embankment and ends up lying upside down on a stream bed. Are there any people in the car? Are they in danger of their lives? Those are questions the staff of the voluntary fire service don’t know the answers to when their alarm goes off. They get into their gear, climb into the fire engine and set off, prepared for any eventuality. Ready for anything.
Andreas Münch sees this as one of the most important tasks of the team: he says that the fire service requires the creativity and flexibility to be able to react to anything. As deputy department commander of Winnenden town centre section, he plays a leading role in acquiring the vehicles to support the volunteers.
More ground clearance and 8 tonnes of tractive power.
The car at the bottom of the stream was the first mission for the Econic 2635 with swap-body design and cable winch. The Econic has full air suspension so that if necessary there is more ground clearance for driving on rougher tracks. This flexibility combined with the Rotzler front winch with 8 t towing power contributed to the success of the mission – the car was recovered. Andreas Münch was pleased and reassured: everything works in practice as it was designed in theory.