THREE OSHKOSH HT-SERIES SNOW REMOVAL UNITS ADDED
TO FLEET AT ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Multi-tasking units are workhorses at major international hub.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (JANUARY 16, 2012) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), has placed three Oshkosh® HT-Series™ multi-tasking snow removal vehicles into service at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage, Alaska. The HT-Series units join a core fleet of 20 Oshkosh snow removal vehicles that are dedicated to keeping runways clear at the world’s fifth largest airport for cargo traffic throughput.
“We are honored to have these new Oshkosh snow removal vehicles on duty at such a vitally important international hub for commerce,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products vice president and general manager. “Our snow removal brands are synonymous with nonstop performance under the most demanding conditions. Our customers – and ANC is no exception – can’t settle for anything less.”
“In our history, ANC has never been closed due to snow, and the Oshkosh HT-Series multi-tasking unit and H-Series™ blower are our workhorses,” said Zaramie Lindseth, assistant manager, airfield maintenance at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. “Everyone knows there’s a certain amount of reliability you expect with an Oshkosh snow removal vehicle. It’s a quality machine, and we’re certainly pleased with the Oshkosh line. All of our operators like hopping into one of the Oshkosh units!”
The three Oshkosh HT-Series vehicles are each equipped with a 470 hp engine, a fifth wheel hitch, a 24-foot Oshkosh flared runway plow, and a 22-foot cradling broom. The chassis features ALL STEER® electronic all-wheel steering for enhanced maneuverability. The cab features excellent outward visibility and ergonomic controls, with all primary snow removal functions controlled from a single joystick.
ANC is a four-time winner of the prestigious Balchen Post Award for Large Airport Snow Removal Programs, which is awarded to airports able to keep runways open under adverse conditions. The airport serves five million passengers each year, and has more than 600 wide-body cargo landings per week. ANC also employs Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicles as its primary Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Serving Alaska since 1945, Oshkosh dealer, Yukon Equipment of Anchorage and Fairbanks, provides local service and support. Yukon Equipment was named the 2010 Oshkosh Snow Dealer of the Year.
Photo caption: These three Oshkosh HT-Series multi-tasking snow removal vehicles were recently placed into service at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).
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 is on duty at some of the largest airports in the world, including Anchorage International, Chicago O’Hare International, Las Vegas International, Dallas-Fort Worth International, Dubai World Central, Beijing Capital International and Phoenix International. 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®, 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 www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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