Much anticipated twin-engine configuration to deliver stunning performance and firefighting power.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (May 21, 2015) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is unveiling details of an all-new Oshkosh® Striker® 8 X 8 configuration at Interschutz 2015, the world’s leading fire and rescue exhibition held in Hannover, Germany beginning on June 8. Product experts will be on hand at the Oshkosh booth located at open-air site (FG) Stand M06/3. The much-anticipated Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 will feature twin rear-mounted Scania low-emission engines and up to 1,540 total horsepower.
“We are very excited to announce plans for an all-new Striker 8 X 8 configuration that promises to set the new industry standard for performance, ergonomics, and safety,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “We conducted extensive focus groups with current and prospective customers from around the world to discern and evaluate their vision of what constitutes a state-of-the-art 8 X 8 configuration. This new vehicle will incorporate much of their input.”
A recently announced partnership between Oshkosh and Scania (one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and marine engines) makes Scania’s renowned line of low-emission engines available for future Striker ARFF vehicles. The new Striker 8 X 8 vehicle’s matching pair of rear-mounted, US EPA Tier 4f/EU Stage IV, low-emission engines will provide up to 1,540 horsepower driving all eight wheels for faster acceleration. When the vehicle shifts into pump-and-roll or firefighting mode, one engine will switch over and be dedicated to the water pump and firefighting systems.
The Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 vehicle’s integrated design will feature a portfolio of proprietary Oshkosh components, including Oshkosh TAK-4® fully independent suspension, transfer case, power divider, and other chassis components. The ergonomic cab will be virtually interchangeable with the current global Striker 6 X 6 model, offering parts commonality and simplified driver training for airport operations. The firefighting system will include a range of water tank capacity choices, up to 17,033-liter (4,500-gallon) to meet customer requirements. A range of state-of-the-art pumps, foam systems, dry chemical systems and Halon will be available for unmatched firefighting response. Also available is the Oshkosh exclusive Snozzle® high reach extendable turret (HRET).
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products is unveiling details of an all-new Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 configuration at Interschutz 2015. The much-anticipated Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 will feature twin rear-mounted Scania low-emission engines and up to 1,540 total horsepower.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) 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 access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com
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