Road Blower

 

H-Series Road Blower

 
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Overview
Key Features
Specifications
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Rugged mountain passes and remote roadways, not a problem.

The Oshkosh Road Blower is engineered with one job in mind: to clear snow from remote mountain passes. It features an all-new, mechanical blower head designed exclusively for the rugged demands of high altitude and remote roadways. The vehicle also features planetary axles to allow the vehicle to creep along at slow speeds with tremendous power. With an available 700 horsepower blower engine, the Oshkosh Road Blower can step up to any DOT challenge.

UNPARALLELED CHASSIS

Built on the legendary H-Series chassis that has proven itself at airports around the world, the Oshkosh Road Blower combines unmatched strength and durability with innovative technologies and excellent ergonomics for snow removal in grueling conditions. 

MORE ADAPTABLE.

The Caterpillar 335 horsepower chassis engine is engineered to handle the demands of high altitude snow removal. And the available 700 hp blower engine is able to handle the deepest snow – along with stones and tree limbs.
 

GREATER COMFORT.

The cab is roomy and comfortable, with air-ride seats and excellent sound insulation. It features easy-to-operate digital climate controls. Add in two doors, power roll-down windows, quad electric windshield wipers, heated outside mirrors and even cup holders, and operators will be able to keep more focused and alert.

BUILT-IN SAFETY.

An unwavering commitment to safety has long been a priority at Oshkosh. The Road Blower features an emergency stop button for the blower engine and blower head, a joystick that only engages when the driver is ready, and on-dash error messages that tell operators what safety interlock is blocking a selected action.
 

Download - Road Blower Spec Sheet

Download - Snow Products Brochure

AIR CLEANER

 Type: Dry, two-stage with safety element
 Underhood/outside air intake selector

AXLE, Front

  • Make & Type: AxleTech 32K, planetary type reduction with driver-controlled traction differential
  • Ratio: 12.6:1

AXLE, Rear

  • Make & Model: AxleTech 26K, planetary type reduction with special driver-controlled traction differential
  • Ratio: 12.6:1
    Oshkosh ALL-STEER® (AWS) System optional

AIR BRAKES, PARKING AND EMERGENCY

Type: Spring, mounted on rear axle. 
Secondary Emergency System: Modulated split Type
Auxiliary air inlet, right side
Quick drain lanyards on all tanks

BRAKES, SERVICE

  • Type: Dual system, air operated mechanical,
    Electronic Antilock Brake System (4S4M)
  • Front: 16.5 x 7 in [419 x 179 mm] S-cam rotary
  • Rear: 16.5 x 7 in [419 x 179 mm] S-cam rotary
  • Compressor: 16.1 CFM unit

CAB CONSTRUCTION

  • Oshkosh extra heavy duty
  • Corrosion resistant Aluminum body with fiberglass roof and fascia
  • Full-length stainless steel piano type door hinges
  • One piece panoramic reverse slope windshield
  • Power windows left and right
  • Stationary rear windows (3)
  • Dome lights (2)
  • Courtesy entry lights (2)
  • Tinted safety glass
  • 70 inch cab width
  • Three-point rubber mount

STANDARD ACCESSORIES

  • Electric horn
  • National Standard Plus air ride driver’s seat, right of center
  • Air ride passenger seat
  • 55,000 BTU heater/defroster
  • Digital Climate Control
  • Cigar lighter (1)
  • 12 volt Power outlet (1)
  • Cup holders (2)
  • Doors, (2) locking
  • Electronic engine controls with on-board diagnostics integral with Oshkosh Command
    Zone®
  • Electric remote control heated West
  • Coast type mirrors with separate remote
    adjustable heated spotter mirrors
  • Ether starting aid, thermally protected, ignition switch
    Activated
  • Keyed chassis engine
  • Floor mat
  • Fresh air type heater and defroster
  • Grab handles
  • LCD dash display
  • Light bars
  • Quad electric windshield wipers mounted above
    windshield with intermittent speed control
  • Self-canceling turn signals
  • Side window defrosters
  • Sun visor, split front and sides
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Windshield washer,6 quarts
  • Three point seat belts

INSTRUMENTATION

  • Oshkosh Command Zone® LCD dash pod on steering column: Speedometer
  • Odometer
  • Tachometer
  • Hourmeter (registering engine run hours)
  • Voltmeter
  • Air system pressure (dual system)
  • Fuel Level with low fuel level warning
  • Warning Icons for: Low Air Pressure
  • ABS Fail
  • ABS Communication lost
  • Engine Communication lost
  • Engine Stop
  • Engine Fail mode
  • Low Voltage
  • Engine overheat
  • Engine low oil pressure
  • Transmission overheat
  • Transmission fail
  • Transmission communication lost
  • Hydraulic temperature
  • Hydraulic fluid level
  • Parking Brake Applied
  • Low transmission oil sensor
  • Transfer case range
  • Traction enhancement locked/unlocked
  • Transmission gear selection

CHASSIS EQUIPMENT

  • Air dryer
  • Backup alarm
  • Crankshaft PTO adapter
  • Dual 170 gal [643 L] fuel tanks
  • Flat top steel fenders
  • Full catwalks
  • Heated fuel/water separator
  • Mud flaps front and rear of rear tires
  • One-piece molded fiberglass tilting engine cover, carrier engine
  • Vertical exhaust with stainless steel shield

COOLING SYSTEM

Radiator Core: Fin and tube type with built-in deaeration system 

  • Horizontal flow
  • Frontal Area: 1,080 in2 [6,967cm2]
  • Radiator Construction: Bolted, with built-in deaeration system
  • Charge Air Cooler: Cooling flow parallel to radiator
  • Fan: Temperature-controlled clutch, two-speed

DRIVE ENGINE

  • Make & Type: Caterpillar, C-11 ACERT, in-line 6 cylinder, four cycle
  • Displacement: 763 in3 [12.5 L]
  • Horsepower: 335 @ 2,100 rpm, 470 @ 2,100 rpm
  • Peak Torque: 1,250 lb ft @ 1,200 rpm

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Alternator: 170 amp, chassis engine driven
  • Lighting: 12 volt
  • Starting: 12 volt
  • Battery: Four 12 volt, 950 CCA each @ 0°F[-18°C] (3800 CCA total)

FRAME

  • Material: Carbon manganese steel, heat-treated
  • Type: Single formed channel
  • Size: 12.38 x 3.88 x .38 in [314 x 98 x 9.5 mm]
  • Yield Strength: 120,000 psi [827 Mpa] minimum
  • Section Modulus: 23.49 in3 [384.94 cm3] per rail
  • RBM: 2,818,000 in-lb per rail
  • Construction: Grade 8 flanged bolts and flanged locknuts
  • Rear Tow Hooks: Two
  • Bumper: Straight rear bumper, full width

LIGHTING

  • Cab-mounted headlights with turn signals
  • Clearance and marker lights to comply with federal regulations
  • Engine compartment lights
  • Fender-mounted headlights and turn signals
  • Dual back-up lights
  • Dual stop, tail, turn signal lights (LED) at rear

PAINT

  • Acrylic urethane
  • Epoxy primer
  • One color from Oshkosh standard color chart

PROPELLER SHAFTS

  • Make & Model: Dana 1710 Series Dynamically balanced
  • Dynamically balanced Splines: “Glidecoat” treated

STEERING SYSTEM

  • Make & Type: Sheppard XD120 power gear with M90 slave gear 
  • Dual steering gears
  • Chassis Hydraulics Warning System: Low level/high temperature

SUSPENSION

  • Front: Type: Hotchkiss, semi-elliptic spring
  • Main: 9 leaf, 48 x 3 in [1,219 x 76 mm]
  • Auxiliary: 7 leaf, 39.63 x 3 in [1,006 x 76 mm]
  • Rating: 32,500 lb [14.742kg]
  • Rear: Type: Hotchkiss, semi-elliptic spring
  • Main: 7 leaf, 39.63 x 3 in [1,006 x 76 mm]
  • Rating: 26,000 lb [11,793 kg]

TIRES

  • Make & Tread: Michelin XZL
  • Size: 16.00R20 tires

TRANSFER CASE*

  • Make & Model: Oshkosh 55000 Series, rear axle declutch
  • Speeds: Two with Oshkosh SmartShift®
  • Ratio: 2.66:1 and 0.98:1
  • *Versions are available with rear axle disconnect, bevel gear center differential with driver-controlled lock, or automatic (Dorr-Miller) differential

TRANSMISSION

ALLISON® 4th generation 4-speed electronic
1st ............3.51 Reverse ............5.55:1
2nd ...........1.91
3rd ............1.45
4th ............1.00
5th.............74

• 4500 Series optional: For improved low end characteristics.
 

VEHICLE RATINGS

Ratings at Axle Hubs:
Front:
32.500 lb [14,742 kg]
Rear: 26,000 lb [11,793 kg]
Total: - 58,500 lb [26,535 kg]
 

WHEELBASE

164 in [4,166 mm]
 

WHEELS

  • Type: Steel Disc
  • Size: 20.00 x 10.00 in

OSHKOSH BLOWER HEAD AND POWER TRAIN

CLUTCH

  • Type: Full torque power take-off with SAE No. 1 housing, power engage/disengage
  • Size: 14 in [356 mm], three plate

DROP BOX

  • Make and Type: Oshkosh 2-speed helical gear
  • Ratios: 2.65:1,  3.13:1
  • Lubrication: Pressurized system

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  • Lift Head Reverse
  • Reservoir (gal) 14 19.5
  • Pressure (psi) 2,000 5,000
  • Flow (gpm @ rpm) 8 @ 2,100 76 @ 2,300
  • Pump Drive Chassis eng. Blower eng.
  • Filter SAE J931 SAE J931
  • Control Joystick momentary
  • Shut off valve at reservoir outlet
  • Hydralic Reversing Blower Head (auger and fan)

 PROPELLER SHAFTS

Engine/Drop Box to Blower Impeller: Industrial Series

BLOWER ENGINE (4 CYCLE)

  • Make & Type: Caterpillar, C-18, in-line 6 cylinder, Four Cycle
  • Displacement: 1105 in3 [18.1 L]
  • Horsepower: 575 @ 2,100rpm
  • Peak Torque: 1,938 lb/ft @ 1,400 rpm
  • Governed RPM: 2,250
  •  Heated Fuel/Water Separator

RIBBON AUGER

  • Size: 52 in [1,321 mm] diameter
  • Shear bolts on each auger shaft flange

IMPELLER

  • Size: 59 in [1,499 mm] diameter, five blades, Two shear bolts in impeller shaft flange, impeller
  • housing liner
  • Reversible impeller

HEAD

  • 10 in steel caster wheels
  • T-1 steel cutting edge
  • 30 in discharge chute
  • Abrasion resistant skid shoes
  • Dual hydrostatic ribbon drive with high speed motors through planetary reduction
  • Removable ribbon flights

AIR CLEANER

Type: Dry, two-stage with safety element
Auxiliary Engine: Inside/outside airbox, temperature controlled

COOLING SYSTEM

  • Frontal Area: 1400 in2 (9,033 cm2)
  • Radiator Core (Auxiliary): Fin and tube type with built-in deaeration system
  • Engine Air Intake Cooler: Mounted in front of radiator
  • Fan: Temperature controlled clutch
  • Spin on coolant filters
  • Silicone radiator and heater hoses

IN CAB BLOWER INSTRUMENTATION

  • Joystick active/inactive
  • Joystick fault
  • Ribbon rotation/ impeller direction
  • Ribbon stopped
  • Drop box range
  • Chute rotation
  • Float/weight transfer

 

BLOWER OPTIONS*

  • Accessories: Lubrication Data Plate
  • Blower head:
  • Carbide cutting edges
  • Carbide skid pads
  • Spare impeller paddles
  • Left hand flat cast
  • Multi-section cutting edges
  • Serrated ribbons
  • Side cutter bars
  • Spare ribbons
  • Weight transfer system
  • Folding type spot casting/truck loading chute
  • Cab controlled transport safety locks

Blower Engine:

  • Centralized blower installation side drain kit
  • Optional 700 HP@2100RPM, 2359 lb-ft @1400RPM

Chassis Options:

  • Ford Super Duty F-550, 4x4
  • Super cab or crew cab
  • XL or XLT trim
  • 6.7 L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel
  • TorqShift transmission

Accessories:

  • Air conditioning (n/a with aux heater)
  • Auxiliary heater (n/a with air conditioning
  • (Heated) side window wipers
  • Heated front wipers with heated windshield
  • National Premium heated driver’s seat with 3-way air adjustable lumbar support
  • AM/FM radio with weather band & CD player
  • Deluge system
  • Heated windshield
  • Lubrication data plate
  • High idle and low speed cruise control

Drive Train:

  • 470 HP@2100 RPM, 1650 lb-ft@1200RPM
  • Driver controlled and automatic lock/
  • unlock transfer case differentials
  • Power Ram Intake air precleaner (chassis engine only)
  • Electrical System: 200 or 270 amp high-output alternator
  • HID and other lighting
  • Roof-mounted strobe light
  • Onboard battery charger
  • Battery Disconnect at battery box

Frame & Chassis:

  • Centralized side drain kit
  • ADIP air dryer
  • Pintle hitch
  • Fully rustproofed

Tires & Wheels:

  • Spare tires & wheels

 Winterization:

  • Engine block heater, 1500 watts
  • Battery heater, 300 watts
  • In-tank fuel heater
  • Jumper lugs at battery box

* Consult factory for complete option list and option compatibility. Other engine ratings may be
available.