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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From supervisor vehicles to international ambulances, Leader has the engineering expertise to build custom vehicles to meet customer needs.


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.


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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