OSHKOSH, WIS. (January 9, 2014) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), has refurbished and upgraded 10 Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal vehicles for Kansas City International (KCI) airport in Kansas City, Missouri. The refurbished fleet (manufactured in 2006 and 2007) now features new Oshkosh XF 20-foot high-performance front-mounted brooms, as well as new power units, forced air blower systems, and LCD controls.
“We are excited to complete this comprehensive refurbishment project for KC International,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “By replacing its existing front-mounted brooms with new Oshkosh XF high-speed brooms, KCI is extending the life of its chassis, and simultaneously enhancing the airport’s snow removal operations by adding state-of-the-art broom technology.”
The refurbished vehicles are a critical element of the airport’s snow removal fleet, and maintain the airfield during large and small snow events as well as routine debris-clearing operations. Depending on conditions, the brooms can remove snow, ice, slush, sand and other debris at speeds of up to 40 MPH.
“With the XF high-speed broom refurbishment program, we have engineered a comprehensive kit approach for airports around the globe to transform inefficient front mounted brooms into the new performance benchmark,” added Resch. “That’s a win-win for snow removal teams and airport management.”
The XF broom features a 46-inch diameter sweeper broom and dual forced air blowers, powered by a 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, which keeps weight on the front axle for improved chassis and broom performance.
The Oshkosh Command Zone™ advanced electronics system helps provide a new level of operator control. The unit is electronically configured to meet the specific requirements of KCI. The Oshkosh XF broom is available in 18-, 20-, and 22-foot lengths.
Oshkosh Airport Products dealer, Luby Equipment Services, of Fenton, Missouri, provides local service and support.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group has refurbished and upgraded 10 Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal vehicles at Kansas City International (KCI) airport in Kansas City, Missouri.
About Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City International Airport was built by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and opened in 1972. The KCI complex spans more than 10,000 acres, and its three runways can accommodate up to 139 aircraft operations per hour. Uncongested air and ground space, short taxi time, and a low weather-related closure/cancellation rate are why KCI consistently ranks among the lowest in delays of all U.S. airports.
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 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, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.