High-speed blowers ideally suited to airport’s diverse snow removal requirements

OSHKOSH, WIS. (February 3, 2009) – Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of

Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK], announced that it delivered two Oshkosh® H-

Series™ high-speed blower vehicles to Pulkovo International Airport (LED) in St.

Petersburg, Russia. The snow blowers were put into service in December 2008.

The Oshkosh H-Series vehicles replaced European-style blowers of lower capacity.

Both Oshkosh high-speed blowers feature a 470 hp chassis engine and 650 hp

dedicated blower engine that can throw as much as 5,000 tons (4,534 metric tons)

of snow per hour. The blower’s unique hydrostatic-drive ribbon is driven

independently from the mechanically driven impeller to allow it to more effectively

handle variable snow conditions.

“The Oshkosh global product development strategy for the H-Series platform

continues to gain momentum around the globe, including important regions such

as Russia, where we already have vehicles on duty at Domodedovo Airport in

Moscow,” said Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products Group president.

“This order from Pulkovo International is a tremendous vote of confidence in both

Oshkosh Airport Products and the local support provided by our dealer – CAVAG.”

The H-Series snow blowers also offer Command Zone™ advanced electronics with

an LCD dash pod and Russian language displays and readouts. Moreover, the units

feature proprietary, ALL STEER® electronic all-wheel steering systems for

unsurpassed maneuverability.

The H-Series provides built-in, advanced safety features, including an emergency

stop button for the blower engine and head, a joystick that engages only when the

driver is ready, safety interlocks and on-dash error messages that provide valuable

safety information to operators.

Pulkovo International is the former Leningrad Airport and is situated 17 km (10.5

miles) south of St. Petersburg’s city center. Located on the Baltic Sea, the airport is

the third busiest commercial airport in Russia. The region endures varying

conditions that result in a wide range

of snows. With its new Oshkosh Airport H-Series™ Snow Blower vehicles, Pulkovo 2

International will be better equipped to face the dry and blowing blizzards, as well

as the heavy and wet snowstorms.

Oshkosh dealer CAVAG, located in Moscow, Russia, will provide local service and

support. The dealership features factory-trained technicians who have completed

H-Series product and operational training.

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 [NYSE: OSK],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 Corp. manufactures,

distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,

McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™,

SMIT™, Geesink™, Norba™, Kiggen™, 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, log on to

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-

looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform

Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including

without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position,

business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures,

debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future

operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release,

words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,”

“should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar

terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These

forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are

subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are

beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially

from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These

factors include the consequences of financial leverage associated with the JLG

acquisition, especially given turmoil in the credit markets, the level of the

Company’s borrowing costs and the Company’s ability to successfully amend its

credit agreement to provide financial covenant relief; the cyclical nature of the

Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets,

especially during a global recession and credit crisis; the Company’s ability to

obtain cost reductions on steel and other raw materials following sharp cost

increases in 2008, obtain other cost decreases or achieve product selling price

increases; the duration of the global recession and its adverse impact on the

Company’s share price, which could lead to impairment charges related to many of

the Company’s intangible assets; the expected level and timing of U.S. Department

of Defense procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks

related to reductions in government expenditures and the uncertainty of

government contracts; risks associated with international operations and sales,

including foreign currency fluctuations; the Company’s ability to turn around its

Geesink business; risks related to the collectibility of receivables during a

recession, especially access equipment receivables; and the potential for increased

costs relating to compliance with changes in laws and regulations. Additional

information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s

filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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For further information
please contact:
Alexandra Hittle
Sr. Manager, Global Brand Management
Oshkosh Defense

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