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Oshkosh Airport Products Receives Order for 22 Oshkosh H-Series High-Speed Blower Vehicles from O’Hare International Airport

Major order will be delivered beginning in September 2015.

 
OSHKOSH, WIS. (September 3, 2015) Oshkosh Airport Products Group LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, received an order for 22 Oshkosh® H-Series™ high-speed snow blower vehicles from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and the Chicago Department of Aviation in Chicago, Illinois. The 22 vehicles are identically configured and will be delivered, beginning in September, ahead of the 2015 / 2016 winter season.
 
“O’Hare has more than 200 Oshkosh Airport Products vehicles on duty and we’re very proud to have them select us for this significant order,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “These new trucks will replace 1983 Oshkosh blowers that have done an amazing job – for more than 30 years – at the world’s busiest airport. We’re thrilled to be its snow removal brand of choice.”
 
Known for its longevity and reliability, the Oshkosh high-speed blower can throw up to 5,000 tons of snow per hour, with a cast distance of up to 200 feet. The blower head is powered by a dedicated 575 HP engine, and the system features a two-stage blower heard and variable speed hydrostatic ribbon.
 
“This order began as an 18 vehicle purchase but has since grown to 22 units; it’s one of our largest orders ever and we’re honored to serve this world renowned airport,” said Mike Mikoola, president of Temco Machinery, Inc., the Oshkosh snow removal dealer in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. “The performance, durability and reliability of Oshkosh snow removal vehicles are what set them in a class by themselves. The duty cycle at O’Hare is such that these vehicles will be used just about every single day in the snow season.”
 
The renowned Oshkosh H-Series cab and chassis are purpose-built for snow removal and nothing else. The vehicle features a heavy-duty single piece frame, all-wheel drive, patented Oshkosh transfer cases and axles, and Oshkosh ALL-STEER® all-wheel steering system. The cab offers unmatched outward visibility, with a panoramic windshield, large windows and a design that eliminates corner posts for a better view of the runway. Its 55,000 BTU heater and defroster feature a digital climate control system. The cab also features two full-size seats, power windows, and cup holders for added comfort.

O'Hare Snow Blowers

 
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group received an order for 22 Oshkosh® H-Series™ high-speed snow blower vehicles from O’Hare International Airport and the Chicago Department of Aviation in Chicago, Illinois. The 22 vehicles are identically configured and will be delivered beginning this September, ahead of the 2015 winter season.
 
About ORD
Operated by the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, ORD is considered the busiest airport in the world when measured by the number of takeoffs and landings and the sixth busiest in terms of passenger traffic. O'Hare has direct service to a total of 210 destinations, including 153 domestic destinations in the United States and 57 international destinations in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. 
 
About Oshkosh Airport Products
Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation 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 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.
 
®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
 
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