THE REMOUNTING PROCESS


Not all remounts are created equal. We follow a strict process from start to finish to ensure that every single remount is performed to same standard.

Step 1

Inspection

We inspect the entire ambulance and take over 100 photos before any work is even performed. This means that if there is ever a question as to what went where, our technicians can easily reference and solve the problem quickly. We identify any critical areas that need attention and review this with the customer.

Step 2

Removing Decal & Degreasing

We remove all stubborn and baked on decals using a variety of methods as well as specialty adhesive remover chemicals that are environmentally friendly. We then degrease and pressure wash the entire ambulance making sure there is no adhesion issues with the paint in the future.

Step 3

Ambulance Dismounting

The ambulance gets moved into the dismounting station and our team of SIV technicians, disconnect all electrical harnesses, hvac system, and other hardware, and then dismount the ambulance module from the old chassis and then mounted on a custom built trailer.

Step 4

Ambulance Disassembly

After the ambulance module is dismounted it is moved into the Disassembly Station, where the entire box is stripped, including doors, windows, lighting, electrical, flooring, trim, upholstery, as well as sliding cabinet windows. All parts removed are labeled for easy identification and stored on parts racks which are organized by Job #. This process ensures that parts do not go missing and greatly speeds up the assembly time.

Step 5

Ambulance Body Shop

The module then is moved into the body shop where the body is repaired for any damage, dings, dents, and corrosion.

Step 6

Paint

SIV uses the same paint that most ambulance manufacturers use which is especially engineered to meet the durability and the brilliance of paint required of emergency vehicles.

Step 7

Cut and Buff

After paint our technicians wet sand and polish buff the entire ambulance body to a glass like finish. This is the same process as all major ambulance manufacturers use.

Step 8

Assembly

The ambulance then moved into the assembly station where everything is reassembled using new parts per the specifications. This includes new hvac systems, new door hardware, new flooring, new trim and sliding cabinet glass, as well as new upholstery.

Step 9

Mounting

Our Technicians then Prep the chassis to be mounted and mount the ambulance module into the new chassis, making sure all critical torques are met.

Step 10

Electrical

All new electrical system is installed, new circuit boards, relays, switch panels as well as new custom center console.

Step 11

Detailing

The ambulance is then detailed top to bottom.

Step 12

Quality Control, Final Inspection

SIV Ambulance has quality control program in place which ensures that every ambulance remount meets the high level of quality and safety standards. We have an extensive final inspection checklist to make sure everything works as it should prior to delivery.

THE LASTING IMPACT OF A REMOUNT

Means that the life of your ambulance has been extended with a significant cost savings to you.


The Experience

SIV Ambulances has highly trained technicians with many years experience in the industry. We are members of NTEA and are registered with NHTSA as an end stage vehicle manufacturer. We also follow all Ford QVM Guidelines.

The Quality

Our process ensures that our quality is the highest. We use all high end materials to do your remount, from the best paint systems, to the best body shop materials, to upholstery, and electrical. When a remount is complete, you will not be able to tell the difference from a remounted box to a brand new box.

The Timeframe

Our Remounting Process as set up like an assembly line with dedicated stations which considerably speeds up the time it takes to complete a remount. Typical remounts average 45 days.

The Cost Savings

We understand that when looking to do a remount, one of the biggest benefits is the money you save rather then buying new. With our efficient process, we make sure that there is no wasted time and expense spent on your remount which allows us to give very competitive bids. With the money you save in doing a remount, you can allocate that money into buying new equipment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you're still wondering exactly how our process works, take a look at some of the common questions we get from customers that are interested in remounting and refurbishing their existing ambulance.

The definition of a remount is making use of a truck that already exists. We can remove the box from an ambulance that is old and worn, and put a new chassis underneath. Because we are reusing some of the key components of the truck, particularly not having to manufacture a new box, we can pass serious cost savings on to our customers. And during the remount process, we’re able to refurbish and update select pieces of the truck to meet whatever price point our customers are trying to reach.

The primary benefit of the remount strategy is financial. We really do help our customers save dollars. We utilize the box that already exists by saving the time and money it takes to both manufacture the shell and install all the cabinetry. And during our remount process we’re able to strip down and refurbish the components that need to be refurbished. At the end of the process our customers end up with a top of the line, quality product, as you would by purchasing a new truck.

We have the remount process condensed to about six working weeks. We will schedule your truck in at the right time, or start with the Gen2 box, we can completely refurbish and remount your truck to your specifications within those six working weeks.

Remounting may not be an option for everyone, and at some point buying a new truck is necessary. If you’re looking to buy a new truck, we can help to ensure that you buy a truck that is able to be remounted in the future. By purchasing a truck with the intention of remounting it in the future, you’ll be able to plan for financial savings several years in advance. We believe that our remounted ambulances are as good as the new trucks being built today, but the product does have to start somewhere, and at some point.

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