Oshkosh Airport Products Group Delivers Two H-Series Snow Blowers to Frankfurt International Airport
July 13, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, WIS. (July 13, 2009) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has delivered and placed into service at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) two Oshkosh® H-Series™high-speed blower vehicles. The units are the first two Oshkosh airport snow removal vehicles ever sold in Germany.
“As a world leader in custom snow removal vehicles, Oshkosh is excited to have the advanced H-Series in service at this prestigious international airport.” said Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products Group, president. “This sale is an important milestone for Oshkosh Airport Products as we advance our global presence with product sales to key markets around the world.”
The Oshkosh airport snow removal vehicles feature a 470 hp chassis engine and a 700 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 impeller, allowing it to more effectively handle variable snow conditions.
Other notable features found on the Oshkosh H-Series chassis include:
« Cab design with panoramic view, large windshield and no corner posts
« Command Zone™ electronic LCD dash pod
« Two full-sized seats to accommodate a supervisor/training officer
« Easy-to-operate digital climate control and power roll-down windows
« All-wheel drive, proprietary ALL STEER® electronic all-wheel steering and Oshkosh 55000 Series two-speed transfer case
« 12,247 kg (27,000 lb) front axle rating
« 8,165 kg (18,000 lb) rear axle rating
« Safety interlocks with emergency stop feature for attachments
The H-Series chassis is engineered to seamlessly integrate with a variety of plows, scrapers, brooms and other attachments to give airports the adaptability to meet any snow removal challenge.
Frankfurt Airport is located 12km (7 mi) southwest of the city center and is the busiest airport (based on passenger traffic miles) in Germany, and the third busiest in Europe. It serves the most international destinations in the world and is the busiest airport in Europe by cargo traffic.
íÖveraasen AS, the Oshkosh sales agent for portions of Europe, will provide local service and support.
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 Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, 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, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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