APPLETON, Wis. (April 22, 2010) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced the availability of a wide range of 2010 EPA compliant engines at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. The new engines, featured at Pierce’s booth #8647, include models from both Detroit Diesel and Cummins.
"Providing a wide range of EPA 2010 compliant engine packages and proprietary emissions components that meet the needs of the fire and emergency industry is what Pierce accomplished; these engines deliver more power, improved fuel economy and far fewer emissions," said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "Moreover, together with the engine manufacturers, Pierce engineers have developed optimal engine packaging solutions that achieve compliance without altering the vehicles in any meaningful way."
The Detroit Diesel DD13 engine has demonstrated up to five percent better fuel economy than previous engines, while delivering up to 500 horsepower and 1650 ft-lbs of torque on demand.
The Cummins engines – from the ISC8.3 to the ISX15 fifteen liter (available summer 2010) – offer superior driving performance: improved fuel economy and emissions levels are reduced to near zero without sacrificing reliability or durability.
For both its Detroit Diesel and Cummins offerings, the Pierce solutions will be virtually transparent to most fire departments. The patent pending packaging solutions will not adversely affect wheelbase length, cab and compartment space, or choice of options on the vast majority of apparatus. Other than topping off a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank on these engines, fire departments won’t be aware of their presence.
For more information on these new engines, visit www.piercemfg.com/2010-Ready.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce visit www.piercemfg.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®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. The Oshkosh brands 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.