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Oshkosh Airport Products Unveils New H-Series XF Broom at the Aviation Snow Symposium

OSHKOSH, WIS. (April 16, 2012) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), unveiled the Oshkosh® H-Series™ XF snow removal broom at the 46th International Aviation Snow Symposium in Buffalo, New York that runs through April 18. Designed with input from snow removal experts, the new H-Series XF front mounted broom comes to market with a number of industry leading technologies to enable faster, smarter, and more reliable snow removal.

“The Oshkosh Airport Products H-Series XF broom is a natural step forward as we expand our comprehensive lineup of industry leading airport snow removal products and services,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “Every component of the new XF – from its heavy-duty construction, advanced broom controls, and smart design – is engineered to help airports remove snow more quickly and efficiently.”

Oshkosh Airport Products and SIB, together, proudly offer the SIB cassette brush system on all H-Series XF units sold in the U.S. The SIB cassette brush system minimizes bristle-changing time and labor costs. The SIB system also features easier operation, less vibration, and less snow packed in the bristles compared to traditional wafer brush systems.

Other advanced technologies on the H-Series XF include an available active weight transfer system, which keeps weight on the front axle for improved performance of the chassis and broom. The multi-function broom can simultaneously lift and rotate to reduce transition time at the end of the runway. An optional ground speed control system adjusts the broom RPM based upon chassis speed for optimum and consistent performance.

The Oshkosh Command Zone™ advanced electronics system helps provide a new level of operator control. The unit is electronically configured to meet the specific requirements of each airport. The exclusive SmartPattern system compensates for bristle wear to maintain a more consistent snow removal pattern on the runway. An in-cab, interactive display with integrated joystick control provides for an unmatched level of operator control and ease of operation.

The Oshkosh reputation for heavy-duty construction and ease of maintenance is well served on the new design. The XF broom head is powered by a dedicated Cummins QSX 11.9 liter, Tier 4i, EPA compliant engine. The chassis is powered by a dedicated Cummins ISX 12, EPA compliant engine. A simple, organized hydraulic system features clean hose routings and single point access for filter replacement. An external broom positioning system enables safer and easier broom setup and maintenance. The electronic broom modules and components are grouped in one easily accessible location.

“Today’s airports require an integrated, multifunction approach to snow removal, and with the advent of the new Oshkosh XF broom – matched with the proven H-Series chassis – we have added an important new player to our winning team,” explained Resch.

The Oshkosh XF broom is available in 46-inch diameter broom and 18, 20, and 22 foot lengths. Service and support is offered through the Oshkosh network of snow removal dealers.

Photo caption: The new Oshkosh H-Series XF front mounted broom for airport snow removal.

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

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

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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