Appleton, Wis. (July 6, 2010) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that it has sold and delivered seven Pierce® fire trucks to the General Volunteer Fire Department in Lima, Peru. The vehicles have been placed into service at fire stations located throughout the city. The purchase represents the first ever sale by Pierce in the country.
"We are pleased to showcase the capabilities of Pierce fire trucks in such a great and noteworthy city. These vehicles represent another significant achievement as Pierce establishes and continues to grow its brand in Peru and throughout Latin America," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "These are the first new fire trucks purchased by the General Volunteer Fire Department in 24 years, and we're honored that they selected Pierce."
The seven fire trucks are identical Pierce Responder™ pumpers. Each is equipped with a 1,000 gallon water tank with an integrated 100 gallon foam tank, 1250 gpm single stage pump, a single agent Class "B" foam system, an electric hose reel, and a hose bed that will accommodate 1500 feet of 2.5-inch hose and 400 feet of 1.5-inch hose. In addition, each vehicle is equipped with a roof ladder, extension ladder, pike pole and other loose equipment.
The apparatus also feature roll-up compartment doors, pullout trays and adjustable shelves, and they offer easy access to the pump and plumbing system for simplified maintenance and servicing. A unique subframe system, mounted directly to the frame rails, supports the water tank and body for added strength and longer life.
"These units offer a combination of advanced technology and simplified operation that will serve the General Volunteer Fire Department, and the citizens of Lima, long into the future," added Johnson. "The Pierce Responder municipal pumper is a great example of how we've engineered the Pierce brand for a global market."
Pierce's Peruvian dealer, Tecnin Del Peru, will provide local service and support.
Lima, the capital city of Peru, has a population of close to 8 million. It is the fourth largest city in Latin American; only Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro are more populated.
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®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.