Snow is falling the wind is howling and you get that call, a multi-car crash! Or maybe someone has a farming accident and you have to get through a muddy field to get to your patient. You have that "Golden Hour" to get there to be at your most effective.
These are several realistic scenarios that occur. The decisions you make saves lives! The first decision you have to make is about the tools for the job. Everything has to have one focus; that focus is how will this tool help protect my live and save someone else's life in the community. Obviously the vehicle choice is the most important. If you can't get to where you are needed how can you be effective? This is where a partnership needs to be developed between the squad, ambulance manufacturer and Quigley Motor Company.
There are limitations to any vehicle. This is why a partnership is crucial. The ideal unit to access events quickly is the Type II. While it is limited on space, it has enough to initiate the fundamental response needed. The issue is one of weight. As the squad is searching for the correct tool, they may also be wanting options to make the unit look good but truth this only adds weight, not functionality. Don't make it harder on your Sales Rep by asking for things that are not functional or needed. The manufacturer is faced with the burden of engineering a complex communication, oxygen pumping, light emitting vehicle using materials that can withstand the rigors of extended service life, all at a price that is reasonable.
Then there is Quigley Motor Company. All we do is add the four-wheel drive and we are at the mercy of you and the ambulance manufacturer. For example if you look at our "Pre-Conversion Weight Charts" you will see that the unit can not weigh more than 3887 lbs on the front axle, nor can it weigh more than 5298 lbs on the rear with the total weight not surpassing 7301 lbs for Quigley to install the 4x4 system. Since you, the customer, are the driving force behind both our business and the ambulance manufacturer's, your voice needs to heard by all parties. Once you prioritize your needs and have determined that a four-wheel drive helps aide you and your squad to save lives in your community, then you should give our Sales Staff a call. It is of keen importance that our staff is notified before you finalize a purchase of an ambulance. Weight is everything when it comes to adding components to a vehicle.