Six new Oshkosh H-Series XF brooms plus six existing units retrofitted with broom kits.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (October 26, 2015) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), placed 12 Oshkosh® H-Series™ XF high-speed snow removal brooms into service at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia. The delivery includes six new Oshkosh H-Series vehicles outfitted with the XF broom system, and six older Oshkosh H-Series (2003 – 2006) that were retrofitted with new Oshkosh XF 20-foot high-performance front-mounted broom kits, including new power units, forced air blower systems, and LCD controls.
“We are thrilled to place six new Oshkosh H-Series vehicles – with front mounted Oshkosh XF high-speed brooms – into service at the world’s busiest passenger airport,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “Moreover, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ’s decision to retrofit six of their current fleet with state-of-the-art Oshkosh XF broom kits speaks volumes to its growing acceptance as the broom system of choice.”
To enhance efficiency, the strategy to be employed by snow removal crews at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – using its new fleet of Oshkosh high-speed broom vehicles – is to clean two runways simultaneously. All 12 Oshkosh XF high-speed brooms include a 46-inch diameter sweeper broom and dual forced air blowers (producing 450 mph velocity air simultaneously from both sides of the vehicle). Each one is powered by a dedicated 500 HP EPA emission certified Tier 4i engine. The broom head and air blower are hydrostatically driven, with infinitely variable speed hydraulic pumps and fixed displacement motors.
The vehicles also include an innovative active weight transfer system that keeps weight on the front axle for improved chassis and broom performance. The unit is electronically configured to meet the specific requirements of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Oshkosh XF broom is available in 18, 20, and 22-foot lengths.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group placed 12 Oshkosh® H-Series™ XF high-speed snow removal brooms into service at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia. The delivery includes six new Oshkosh H-Series chassis outfitted with the XF broom system and six older Oshkosh H-Series (from 2003 – 2006) that were retrofitted with new Oshkosh XF 20-foot high-performance front-mounted broom kits, including new power units, forced air blower systems, and LCD controls.
About Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, serving more than 96.1 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. The Airport is the largest employer in Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com.
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.
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