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