Custom Fire Apparatus

General Truck Body fire fighting apparatus units can be mounted on any commercial vehicle, domestic or foreign, gasoline or diesel, medium or heavy duty. All truck mounted bodies are built with non-corrosive high quality components. The all-aluminum basic body structure allows more payload capacity for the equipment needed to maximize performance. Interior compartments are coated with bed liner protection and thick rubber drain mats. LED lighting is standard, including emergency lighting.

General Truck Body is known for the ability to customize any apparatus to best suit the customer’s specific needs.

2017 Ford F-550 Type 5, Brush Truck


This apparatus is completely constructed of high military grade aluminum. It has a 9 foot flatbed with an additional pass thru. It has a 400 Gallon polymer tank, with a 10 gallon foam cell integrated inside the water tank. It is powered by a Briggs & Stratton engine and paired with a Hale pump, capable of moving a minimum of 150 GPM up to 300 GPM. There is an electric hose reel with 150 feet of 1 inch booster hose. There are also two 8 foot 1 inch whip lines. All of the storage compartments are custom sized to fit on this apparatus, and wired for in box illumination, as well as coated in the interior with a protective coating. On top of the passenger side compartment is an aluminum catch box. The trucks suspension has been modified with a 4 inch lift, and the rear wheels have been converted to 41 inch super single tires with steel wheels. The front bumper has been made capable of housing two ground sweep nozzles that push 8 GPM. These nozzles have been hard wired so that full operational controls are in the center console. It is an independent system, this allows the operator to choose whether he wants both nozzles to operate at the same time or just one or the other. All 10 of the emergency lights are red/whites along with a Whelen light bar, protected by a custom protective housing. At the rear of the apparatus there is a 9 foot underbody slide tray that is 6 inches deep, capable of storing tools or extra hose.

2016 RAM 5550 Type 6, Brush Truck – Built for Sand Hill Volunteer Fire Department


This apparatus is completely constructed of steel. It has a 9 foot flatbed with an additional pass thru. It has a 350 Gallon polymer tank, with a 10 Gallon foam cell integrated inside the water tank. It is powered by a Briggs&Stratton engine and paired with a Hale pump, capable of moving a minimum of 150 GPM up to 300 GPM. There is an electric hose reel with 100 feet of 1 inch booster hose. There are also two 8 foot 1 inch whip lines. All of the aluminum tread plate storage compartments are custom sized and built to fit on this apparatus, and wired for in box illumination, as well as coated in the interior with a protective coating. On top of the passenger side compartment is an aluminum catch box. The trucks suspension has been modified with a 4 inch lift, and the rear wheels have been converted to 41 inch super single tires with steel wheels. The front bumper has been made capable of housing two ground sweep nozzles that push 8 GPM. These nozzles have been hard wired so that full operational controls are in the center console. It is an independent system, this allows the operator to choose whether he wants both nozzles to operate at the same time or just one or the other. Along with the nozzles is a Elkheart Sidewinder front bumper monitor. All 10 of the emergency lights are red/blue. At the rear of the apparatus there is a 9 foot underbody slide tray that is 6 inches deep, capable of storing tools or extra hose.

5-TON High Profile Vehicle (HPV) – Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department


General Truck Body’s recent 5-TON (HPV) up-fit that was completed for Cy-Fair VFD. The up-fits include: (1) hide-a-way lift gate with flush mounted D-rings for safety and securement purposes, along with two removable safety handrails for passenger stability and security during travel. (NOTE) this lift gate also has the ability to be disconnected from the body with the removal of (4) pull pins, and a quick disconnect hydraulic line, in the case of an operational emergency. It is to also be noted that this lift gate can be submerged into water and continue to be fully operational, it has a 3000 lb. carry capacity. A custom aluminum tail gate that doubles as an emergency/backup ladder, or secondary point of entry. We have coated the floor of the bed with our custom color matching non-slip protective coating. Underneath the fold up/down seats inside the bed of the 5-TON, we installed LED strip lighting, for better illumination during night time operations. Finally, each side of the apparatus has a single aluminum sheet with matching paint that acts as a side wall to protect passengers from possible extraction, as well as a suitable decal panel.

Brush Truck – Built for Taylor Volunteer Fire Department

Rehab Unit – Built for Little York Fire and Rescue


General Truck Body’s newest custom built Rehab Unit was built for Little York Fire Rescue. This is a 16 foot custom purpose built unit, utilizing the highest grade of aluminum. This body is universal to fit on most chassis that have the wheelbase to accommodate the body. GTB’s custom body houses a on board bathroom with a RV style toilet and sink. The exterior is outfitted with custom sized storage compartments that have been up-fitted with custom fit roll up doors, diamond plate slide out shelves, and a protective liner that will help extend the life of the compartments. A remote controlled awning is located at the top of the unit on both the driver and passenger side. A custom rear bumper provides both ease of access into the apparatus along with extreme protection to the rear of the unit.

The interior of the unit is also comprised of the highest quality aluminum, and is used to construct the storage compartments, and its structure. All of the doors inside the body of the apparatus are recess able doors, this means that after opening the doors they will be able to slide into the cabinet, allowing there to be more room for operators to move throughout the unit without having to worry about running into doors. The bench seat on the driver side has the ability for the seat to lift up to gain access to additional storage, and seat cushions that are removable for easy clean up. All interior lighting, in both the storage compartments and inside the body are LED strips and flush mounted puck lights. All of the entry stairs are sprayed with a non-slip coating for entry and exit protection to the operators.