07 February 2011
Steven Downes looks at the detailed range of Pierce Quantum diecast models by TWH Collectibles. ...
Pierce Manufacturing was formed in 1913 by Humphrey and Dudley Pierce in Appleton, Wisconsin where they built after-market custom truck and bus bodies for Ford Model T and one-ton truck chassis. In 1940, the company began producing fire truck bodies and today, the company is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of custom fire apparatus.
The robust Quantum chassis is powered by a 515hp Detroit diesel engine with Allison automatic transmission giving it the power and agility to arrive on-site promptly, coupled with the TAK-4 independent front suspension system with rear airbag suspension for superior road-holding, improved ride quality and shorter braking distances. With industry leading safety features including electronic stability control (ESC) and advanced ‘Command Zone’ technology which links the key vehicle systems together for greater safety and efficiency, the Quantum is a great choice for any fire service.
TWH Collectibles has released a range of five Quantum fire trucks which are an exact replica of the full sized fire trucks in use with the fire service that the model is based upon. With exacting attention to detail, these replicas are some of the finest fire truck models to be mass produced.
*This is an excerpt of the article 'Going Stateside: Introducing Pierce Quantum fire trucks' first published in Diecast Collector's March issue. To see which issues of Diecast Collector are available to buy online, click here
*Diecast Collector is a monthly magazine which focuses on all types of diecast models from Dinky Toys to Oxford Diecast.