OSHKOSH, WIS. (May 19, 2014) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), announced that the Administracion Nacional de Aviacion Civil of Argentina (ANAC) purchased 25 newest generation Oshkosh® Striker® 6 x 6 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. Seven Striker ARFF vehicles are on duty at airports in Buenos Aires and across the country, and 18 more are on order for delivery in Summer 2014.
“The Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6 delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, and unsurpassed reliability,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “We are thrilled to have the newest generation Striker selected by ANAC to provide state-of-the-art emergency response at airports across Argentina.”
The Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6 axle configuration, with Oshkosh TAK-4® all wheel and fully independent suspension, offers a smooth ride and exceptional off-road capabilities. The 697 hp, Tier 3 Deutz engine is mated to a seven-speed electronic automatic transmission for smooth power delivery enabling acceleration from 0-80 kph (50 mph) in less than 32 seconds.
The firefighting system includes a 3,000-gallon water tank, a 420-gallon foam cell, and a 550-pound dry chemical system for dual agent fire suppression capabilities. The apparatus feature a roof turret, bumper turret, and a structural firefighting package with water intakes, discharges, and 200-feet of pre-connected hose available on both sides of the vehicle. The engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment for easier servicing.
ANAC was created in 2007 and is the civil aviation authority of Argentina. It oversees all aspects of civil aviation within the Argentine territory. Its goal is to ensure the highest level of safety in air operations performed in Argentina.
Oshkosh dealer Always Hidraulica SA of Buenos Aires, Argentina, provides 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 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 to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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