“The new Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle is designed with valuable input and assistance from ICAO airport fire departments and authorities looking for a powerful and economical emergency response vehicle,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “With its state-of-the-art firefighting systems, exceptional maneuverability, and rugged on-road and off-road capabilities, the Oshkosh Storm establishes a new level of performance in its category.”
The Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle features a 6 x 6 all-wheel-drive axle configuration with the legendary Oshkosh 3300 transfer case. The Cummins ISM 500 hp turbo diesel engine is mated to an Allison 6-speed electronic automatic transmission for smooth power delivery. The vehicle accelerates from 0-80 KPH in less than 40 seconds, and the angle of approach and departure are 30-degrees for excellent off-road capabilities. The four-door cab offers seating for up to eight firefighters and is available in either left or right hand drive.
The firefighting system meets ICAO ARFF requirements and features a 6,000 liter (1,585 gallon) water tank and two 6.35 cm (2.5-in.) direct tank fills. The PTO driven pump delivers 4,731 lpm (1,250 gpm) output and delivers pump-in-motion capabilities. An in-cab controlled roof turret delivers 3785 lpm (1,000 gpm), while a pair of 38 mm (1.5-in.) attack lines are available in compartments located on each side of the vehicle. A 226.8 kg (500 lb.) dry chemical system is standard, as is a foam tank capacity of 750 liters (198 gallons). The Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle also features three under truck protection nozzles.
“As part of our launch, we are taking the Oshkosh Storm ARFF to airports across Mexico, to allow customers to ride and inspect the vehicle first hand,” added Resch. “Oshkosh is a world leader in ARFF, municipal, and wildland firefighting, and the new Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle is a welcome addition to our growing apparatus lineup.”
Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle tour stops and schedule updates are available at www.oshkoshairport.com.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products introduced the all-new Oshkosh® Storm® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle. The new Oshkosh Storm is engineered to provide a powerful and economical ARFF response for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airports.
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 to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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