Appleton, Wis. (June 3, 2010) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that it has delivered and placed into service three industrial firefighting vehicles at the Qatar Chemical Company Ltd. (Q-Chem) petrochemical complexes in Qatar. Two of the vehicles are in service in Ras Laffan in northern Qatar and the third is in Mesaieed in the country's southern region.
"Being a custom manufacturer, it's especially gratifying for Pierce to be given the opportunity to engineer a truly unique fleet of industrial apparatus for one of the world's finest petrochemical companies," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "These vehicles are a rolling showcase of Pierce's engineering and technology capabilities."
The apparatus are engineered to meet the unique and wide-ranging needs of these multi-billion dollar petrochemical complexes. Two are custom chassis-based vehicles that feature large cabs for maximum interior room, rescue-style bodies with large volume compartment storage capacity and rear mounted pump configurations for maximum space utilization. The third vehicle is a quick attack pumper.
Each custom pumper features a stainless steel rear mount pump system with a 2000-gpm pump. Both vehicles are equipped with a 500-gallon foam cell, while one offers a 300-lb. dry chemical system. Both are outfitted with Pierce's proprietary Husky® industrial foam system. The vehicles also feature a raised roof cab, 400-amp alternator, an explosive gas detection monitor, a wide array of compartments with adjustable slide out tool boards, a breathing air system and more.
The quick attack pumper is built on a four-door commercial chassis with a 1250-gpm single stage pump, 750-gallon water tank, full height and full depth compartments, adjustable tool board and shelves and a 19-inch extended front bumper.
About Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
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.