Oshkosh Airport Products Group Awarded $5.6 Million Contract From General Mitchell International, Wisconsin’s Largest Airport
August 27, 2008 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. (August 27, 2008) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today announced that it has received orders from General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis., for nine Oshkosh® HT-Series™ snow tractors, three Oshkosh H-Series™ snow blowers and two Oshkosh Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles. The order is valued at $5.6 million and delivery is scheduled for March 2009.
“This order is an outstanding example of Oshkosh’s mission to provide the most technologically advanced and innovative portfolio of vehicles engineered specifically for the world’s finest airport operations,” said Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products Group president. “Tremendous vehicles, plus round the clock service and support were keys to our being awarded this significant contract with General Mitchell International Airport.”
The HT-Series snow tractor vehicle is an all-purpose, multi-tasking apparatus that can perform a myriad of functions, including plowing, sweeping, scraping and/or forced air blowing. The H-Series high-speed blower vehicle can throw snow as far as 150 feet while operating at speeds up to 35 mph. Both the HT-Series and H-Series vehicles feature tremendous visibility with more glass, no corner posts and rear three-quarter windows to eliminate blind spots. The large, comfortable cockpit offers two full size seats, digital climate controls and Command Zone™ advanced electronics with built-in safety features.
A leading consumer magazine called the Oshkosh Striker the “Porsche 959 of fire trucks” for its fast-response acceleration, unmatched visibility and triple-agent firefighting capability. Both of the Striker 3000 models specified by Milwaukee feature a 3,000 gallon water tank, TAK-4® independent suspension, 680 hp engine, electronic foam proportioning and a high volume low attack bumper turret. One of the Striker vehicles also features a Snozzle™ high reach extendable turret.
General Mitchell International Airport is owned by Milwaukee County and operated by the Department of Transportation & Public Works, Airport Division, and is the largest airport in Wisconsin. General Mitchell serves 13 airlines that offer approximately 235 daily departures and fly direct to 90 cities, which ranks Milwaukee among the top 10 percent of U.S. cities in the number of nonstop destinations.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport fire fighting 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 [NYSE: OSK] is the leading North American manufacturer of a broad range of snow removal vehicles, fire and emergency vehicles, specialty access equipment, commercial vehicles, and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh’s products are valued worldwide by municipal and airport support services, fire and emergency units, concrete placement companies, rental companies, defense forces, and refuse 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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