Pair of Oshkosh Striker 8 x 8 apparatus joins Incheon International fleet.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (May 7, 2015) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, placed a matching pair of Oshkosh® Striker® 8 X 8 vehicles into service at Incheon International Airport (IIA) in South Korea. The airport already had two Striker 6 x 6 vehicles on duty and, when the airport’s growing traffic and footprint required the addition of two larger apparatus, IIA again turned to Oshkosh.
“We are honored to be chosen, once again, by Incheon International Airport to provide Oshkosh Striker vehicles for this remarkable complex,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “Sales of the Oshkosh Striker continue to accelerate in countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, and that’s a testament to Oshkosh performance, reliability and support after the sale.”
The matching pair of Oshkosh Striker 8 x 8 vehicles for IIA each feature a 950 horsepower engine with electronic fuel management, Oshkosh TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension for superior ride quality, a rear steering system (to articulate the rear wheels for enhanced maneuverability), and a 30-degree angle of approach and departure. The wheelbase is 6,782 mm (267-inches) and the overall length is 13,589 mm (535 inches).
Inside the cab is seating for five firefighters, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel column, center console mounted turret controls, heated and power adjustable outside mirrors, air conditioning, and 7.2 square meters of glass area with overhead mounted windows for unmatched outward visibility.
The firefighting system includes a 10,000 lpm (2642 gpm) single stage pump, a 17,033-liter (4,500-gallon) water tank capacity, a 2,385-liter (630-gallon) Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrate tank, and a 250-kilogram (550-pound) dry chemical system delivered through a dry chemical hose reel mounted in an upper right side compartment. The vehicle offers a structural firefighting control panel and two 64 mm (2.5-inch) discharge lines, one on each side of the truck. The vehicle’s primary turret is a roof-mounted, electric joystick controlled unit that can rotate 135 degrees on either side of center and elevate 45 degrees above horizontal. A secondary turret is mounted on the front bumper, and five undertruck nozzles protect the underside of the vehicle.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, placed a matching pair of Oshkosh® Striker® 8 X 8 vehicles into service at Incheon International Airport (IIA) in South Korea. The airport already had two Striker 6 x 6 vehicles on duty and, when the airport’s growing traffic and footprint required the addition of two larger ARFF vehicles, IIA again turned to Oshkosh Airport Products.
Incheon International Airport (IIA), opened in 2001, is one of the world’s largest airports. It is also one of the most active. In 2013, IIA was the world’s fourth busiest airport for cargo traffic and the ninth busiest for international passengers. Located 70 km from Seoul, the capital and largest city in South Korea, IIA serves as a hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia. It is a main hub for Korea Air, Asiana Airlines, Juju Air, and Polar Air Cargo. The airport features three parallel runways, two of which are 3,750 meters long (12,300 feet) and one that is 4,000 meters long (13,000 feet).
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com
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