OSHKOSH AIRPORT PRODUCTS INTRODUCES
NEW OSHKOSH XT TOW-BEHIND BROOM
All-new tow-behind broom matched with updated XRS system and H-Series chassis.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (April 22, 2013) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), announced the introduction of the Oshkosh® XT Tow-Behind Broom at the Snow Symposium in Buffalo, New York that runs through April 24.
“The new Oshkosh XT Tow-Behind Broom is a direct response to the extensive input we received from airport operations managers and snow removal professionals who seek to move snow as quickly and efficiently as possible from airport runways,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “The design of the Oshkosh XT allows for more precise broom positioning and enhanced performance.”
The Oshkosh XT Tow-Behind Broom is available in widths of 18, 20, and 22 feet, and is designed for high-speed snow removal with superior performance and control. The broom pattern is managed from either inside the cab (utilizing an interactive display with joystick and switches integrated into the arm rest) or at the broom engine enclosure. The active weight transfer system helps ensure an optimal broom pattern, while the innovative, Oshkosh OEM-exclusive SIB cassette brush system boasts easier operation with less vibration, while minimizing bristle-changing time and labor costs.
When matched with the H-Series chassis and XRS front-mount attachment, this single unit is a faster, simpler way to handle the most severe winter conditions. The Oshkosh XRS front-mount attachment is engineered to simultaneously plow, collect, and blow snow. The proven 2-stage blower head design features a dedicated 575 hp engine (optional 700 hp) and dual wing-mounted ribbon augers that clear snow widths up to 20 feet in a single pass.
The legendary H-Series snow chassis offers increased operator visibility, unparalleled performance, and legendary reliability. The chassis features an Oshkosh heavy-duty single piece frame, the Oshkosh ALL STEER® system for unmatched maneuverability, and Command Zone™ advanced electronics CAN control system with self-diagnostics capabilities.
“When paired with our H-Series chassis and innovative XRS front-mount attachment, the benefits of this integrated multi-tasking vehicle are significant for airports both large and small,” added Resch. “With fewer pieces of equipment on the runway – simultaneously performing a wider range of tasks – the end result is a more streamlined, effective and efficient operation.”
Service and support is offered through the Oshkosh network of snow removal dealers. Visit www.oshkoshairport.com for details and to see video of the product in action.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products today announced the introduction of the Oshkosh® XT Tow-Behind Broom at the Snow Symposium in Buffalo, New York that runs through April 24. Click the photo to view a full size version.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, 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 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®, Jerr-Dan®, , Frontline™, 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, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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