During an ambulance remount, the box module of the old ambulance is placed on a newer chassis setup. This essentially gives the ambulance new life while reusing the components that are built to last longer. Because a decent portion of the old truck is being reused and refurbished, an organization can save a lot of money when choosing to do an ambulance remount instead of purchasing a brand new ambulance.
Sometimes the box itself is not in the best condition, so departments are wary of trying to reuse it for future work. However, an ambulance remount can also include refurbishing the box itself as well. Whatever needs done on the box of an ambulance can, most likely, be handled during the remount process – whether it be electrical work, lighting, flooring, or cabinetry. The process of an ambulance remount usually still ends up being less money that buying a brand new truck, so it’s a win-win situation!
At Nassau Fire, we are always looking for ways to save our customers money, so we constantly suggest an ambulance remount as an alternative to buying new. We are proven over and over again the cost savings it can provide. One of our most popular examples and case studies has been on Nassau County and the tremendous savings they have accomplished by choosing ambulance remounts over buying new. Over the course of working with Nassau County, they have saved close to 2-million dollars just by going this route! With these kinds of statistics, departments are more open to the idea of getting their truck remounted.