OSHKOSH, Wis. (March 24, 2011) – Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK], today displayed an Oshkosh Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle and a Stinger Q4™ Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) inside Lucas Oil Stadium booth #8805/9902 at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis. The new Striker 3000 model and Stinger Q4 are innovative vehicles designed for airport and specialized firefighting applications.
“Industry feedback to the new Oshkosh Airport Products Striker, with its innovative fire suppression technology and unmatched chassis performance, has been beyond our expectations,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products vice president and general manager. “Similarly, the Stinger Q4 showcases its flexibility with the optional Tri-Agent hydrochem hand line nozzle, and rubber tracked conversion system for breathtaking off road performance. We’re proud to have these innovative and technically advanced firefighting vehicles at FDIC.”
The new Striker delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, advanced safety systems, unsurpassed reliability and durability, and smart design. The Striker 6 x 6 model on display at FDIC is outfitted with all-wheel drive, TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension, 700 hp Tier 4i and Euro 5 emissions compliant engine, 7-speed automatic transmission, 625 gpm roof turret, 3,000 gallon water tank, 420 gallon foam tank and a 2,000 gpm fire pump.
The new Striker offers electronic foam proportioning, a wide selection of bumper turrets and a high reach extendable turret. It is more than 2,000-pounds (907 kg) lighter than its predecessor to provide faster acceleration – a full second faster to 50 mph. The vehicle is designed to exceed NFPA requirements for static side slope stability. An exclusive walk-in service port provides easy access to all filters and fluid checks in a single area, and 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 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 Stinger Q4, shown courtesy of BP Global, features 4 x 4 all-wheel drive, a Mattracks rubber track conversion system, a 6.4-liter V8 turbo diesel engine and a tri-agent hydrochem hand line nozzle. The Stinger Q4 is also available with the innovative QuadAgent® and Pulse Delivery technologies. The Quad Agent system is capable of delivering four firefighting agents simultaneously, or in any combination. The Pulse Delivery technology 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.
Photo caption: The new Oshkosh® Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle.
Photo caption: The Stinger Q4™ Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV), shown courtesy of BP Global.
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 www.oshkoshairport.com.
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®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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