LE 96-173

Type 1 – LE 96-173, Medium Duty

The Leader Type 1- LE 96-173 is designed for those who need a medium duty ambulance and additional payload.

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The power distribution system has the best of both worlds. We combined individual printed circuit boards on a rail system with standard automotive relay and circuit breaker technology. You get the high reliability of printed circuit boards with the infield serviceability of readily available automotive replacement parts. We designed these circuit boards to meet stringent military specifications. They have reverse polarity protection, come with built in diagnostic LED’s, and auto reset circuit breakers. The individual boards quickly snap in and out for replacement requiring no special tools. One of the most maintenance free systems on the market.

Ducted Heat/AC

Leader engineered the shape of the duct to maximize even air flow and to provide you with the remarkably fast and efficient exchange of air in the patient compartment. We put the vents on the upper left of the full length of the vehicle near the ceiling in order to provide conditioned air directly to the patient and medics. With seven adjustable vents you will be able to put the air where you need it to warm up or cool down immediately.

Type 1 – LE 96-173 offers additional exterior storage and extended head room

When additional exterior storage is needed and payload is a consideration when carrying additional equipment, the LE 96-173 is the right model. The larger module also offers extended interior head room and additional cubic feet of interior cabinet storage space.

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The Leader Industries LE 173-96 Type 1 is a heavily featured model designed specifically for those who desire a larger ambulance on a medium duty chassis. The LE 173-96 is a highly flexible design that can accommodate most types of medical care and fire equipment.

  • All aluminum module
  • Liquid Spring Rear Suspension
  • Cab to module access in pass through
  • LED warning and scene lights, Whelen SurfaceMax
  • LED turn, brake, reverse and FMVSS marker lights
  • LED strip lighting in exterior compartments
  • LED Running board lights
  • 100,000 CP Handheld Spotlight, LED, hard wired
  • Power activated door locks installed on patient compartment access doors. Activated via (OEM) door lock switches in cab, w/ (2) patient compartment door lock switches – (mounted on interior bezels)
  • Module to be painted with Sikkens brand acrylic urethane paint
  • M1 Streetside front compartment for O2 storage
  • M2 Streetside intermediate compartment for equipment storage
  • M3 Streetside rear compartment for spare tire and/or equipment storage
  • M4 Curbside rear compartment for backboard and folding stretcher storage
  • M5 Curbside forward upper compartment for jump kit access
  • M6 Curbside forward lower compartment for battery storage with slide out tray
  • Cab Running Boards, polished aluminum diamond plate running boards with mud flap
  • Leader built custom center console with switch panel, meters, indicators, and a fully programmable siren with diagnostic LED’s w/ (2) cup holders and map storage under lid w/ (2) 12-volt high output USB ports
  • All switches have indicators with LED backlighting which is virtually maintenance free
  • Voltage meter, console mounted, 0 – 18 volts
  • Amperage meter, console mounted, with remote induction sensor
  • Map box with (3) polycarbonate dividers, attaches to rear of center console
  • The overhead includes dual driver and passenger LED courtesy and map lights
  • Patient compartment dome lighting and Heat/AC are controllable from both patient area and cab
  • (8) flush mount LED dome lights in patient compartment
  • Action area control center with dual oxygen outlets, built in suction system, 110V & 12V Outlets and dual USB charging port
  • Emergency digital time manager clock with multiple modes
  • Action wall countertop made of solid surfacing material
  • CPR seat (1) IMMI Per4Max restraint, storage below bottom cushion
  • Squad bench has (2) IMMI Per4Mmax seat belts with individual backrests. Quick release cargo net at head-end of bench
  • Full length cabinet over squad bench with top hinged polycarbonate doors
  • Ducted Heat/AC provides an efficient even flow of air throughout the vehicle with (7) directional air vents
  • For more efficient restocking a digital timer wired to bench dome lights is provided
  • Leader designed rear step bumper for extra safe traction and long-term durability
  • Privacy tint on all patient compartment widows
  • Rearview Camera System
  • High conspicuity band on interior of entrance doors for greater night visibility when doors are open
  • Cab to module access in Crawl Through
  • Air conditioning auxiliary condenser, (dual fan) located underbody
  • Auto-eject Shore Power, 120V, 15 amp, behind driver door, to female plug in inverter compartment
  • Power door locks for exterior compartment doors. (Except Battery Compartment door)
  • Low Frequency Siren – Whelen “Howler”, includes (2) speakers, & (1) drivers side “Linemaster” foot switch
  • Power inverter and battery charger – Xantrex, Freedom, HW-1000W, w/ auto transfer, (connected to electrical outlets and shoreline)
  • Electric switched oxygen with digital read-out, replaces manual system, includes manual by-pass
  • Hidden Door Lock Switch
  • Restocking frames on upper overhead cabinets
  • Air outlet, action area, Puritan Bennett, Ohio style quick release, plumbed to an additional medical air storage bracket
  • Small Bottle Oxygen Holders
  • Custom cabinet layouts are available


Chassis Model WB Engine Alternator Batteries Fuel
Ford F450 4×2 169 6.7 V8 397 2 Diesel
Ford F450 4×4 169 6.7 V8 397 2 Diesel
Ford F550 4×2 193 6.7 V8 397 2 Diesel
Ford F550 4×4 193 6.7 V8 397 2 Diesel
Dodge 4500 4×2 168.5 6.7 I6 Dual 220 2 Diesel
Dodge 4500 4×4 168.5 6.7 I6 Dual 220 2 Diesel
Dodge 5500 4×2 192.5 6.7 I6 Dual 220 2 Diesel
Dodge 5500 4×4 192.5 6.7 I6 Dual 220 2 Diesel
Navistar CV 189 6.6 V8 370 3 Diesel
Navistar MV 175 6.7 I6 325 3 Diesel
Freightliner M2 174 6.7 I6 320 3 Diesel

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