Category leading ARFF vehicle combines sleek style, innovative technology and unmatched performance.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (April 22, 2010) – Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Oshkosh
Corporation [NYSE: OSK], today unveiled the new Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting
(ARFF) vehicle at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis. Wrapped
in a sleek and aero fiberglass body, the new Striker features a wide range of industry leading
“The new Oshkosh Airport Products Striker promises to be one of the most innovative ARFF
vehicle in the world and is built to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of a mission critical
job; the level of innovation it embodies is truly phenomenal,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh
Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Airport fire chiefs and
firefighters from around the globe assisted the Oshkosh Airport Products team in developing
this technically advanced ARFF vehicle. Every component of the new Striker has been
designed, engineered, and built to respond to airport emergencies. We know lives depend on
After extensive development for more than three years, the new Striker delivers innovative fire
suppression technology; unmatched chassis performance; advanced safety systems;
unsurpassed reliability and durability; and smart design.
The new Striker’s innovative fire suppression technology includes available Pulse Delivery that
allows firefighters to deliver dry chemical powder in a truly “dry” form over 90 feet (27m), more
than three times the capability of other dry chemical systems. The standard 1950 gpm (7381
lpm) single stage pump provides ample fire suppression output to all discharges @ 240psi,
delivering full capacity of all discharges simultaneously. In addition, there is an optional 2650
gpm (10,000 lpm) output to handle the most demanding needs. Two crosslays are now
available that allow for handline access from either side of the truck for faster deployment of up
to 300-feet (91 meters) of hose per crosslay. The new Striker offers electronic foam
proportioning, a wide selection of bumper turrets and a high reach extendable turret. In addition,
the new Striker is engineered to accommodate Ultra High Pressure (UHP) technology, a high
pressure water system and a Compressed Air Foam (CAF) system to complete its state-of-the
art fire suppression capability.
The new Striker’s chassis sets a new standard for performance: it is more than 2,000-pounds
(907 kg) lighter than its predecessor to provide faster acceleration – a full second faster to 50
mph –from the 700 hp Tier 4i and Euro 5 emissions compliant engine that is rated to perform
from -50º to +120º (-46ºC to +49ºC). Outfitted with Oshkosh’s exclusive patented TAK-4® allwheel
independent suspension with dual control arms and 16 inches (41 cm) of wheel travel,
the new Striker handles with confidence and dramatically improves off-road mobility. The 90-
gallon (341-liter) fuel cell delivers 30 percent more operation time for those critical situations.
Advanced safety systems have been built into all aspects of the vehicle’s design. The new
Striker is designed to exceed NFPA requirements for static side slope stability and the cab is
built to meet Europe’s stringent ECE 29 Cab Certification for structural integrity. The available
forward looking Infrared (FLIR) camera and back-up camera are viewed through a centrally
located, 10.4-inch (26.4 cm) dedicated video monitor. Other safety features include a low center
of gravity, improved turning radius and available disc brakes that offer 11 percent more braking
torque over the current Striker for shorter stopping distance.
Oshkosh vehicles are renowned for their reliability and durability–and the new Striker continues
the tradition. An exclusive walk-in service port (with incorporated drip pan) provides easy access
to all filters and fluid checks in a single area. The engine access system allows the entire power
pack to be removed from the vehicle for easier maintenance (without involving the water tank).
The Striker’s easy-to-diagnose troubleshooting system offers real time data assessment
displayed from the 10.4-inch (26.4 cm) screen mounted inside the cab.
The vehicle’s smart design features include a Mission Control Console driver environment with
function specific, purpose driven controls and color-coded switches and groupings to support
trained response actions by firefighters. The jet fighter-like, multi-function joystick control falls
within easy reach of the operator. The ergonomically engineered cab offers 84-square feet (7.8-
square meters) of glass and an industry leading 238-degree view (at eye level in the horizontal
plane), excellent forward, lateral and upward visibility as well as a better view to the roof turret.
The spacious cab features 275 cubic feet (7.8 cubic meters) of interior space, enough room to
comfortably accommodate up to five firefighters. The body features 63 more cubic feet (1.8
cubic meters) of storage capacity to house more emergency tools and equipment.
Other popular options include rear axle steering, central tire inflation, a 15kW hydraulic
generator, Driver Enhanced Vision (DEV) system and a central lube system. The new Striker is
initially available as the Striker 1500 (4x4) and Striker 3000 (6x6) axle configuration.
Photo caption: The new Oshkosh® Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of
industry-leading airport fire fighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft
Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle, Stinger Q4 Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) and
Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior
performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of
specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle
bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands
of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles,
Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. The Oshkosh brands are valued
worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and longterm
value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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