Appleton, Wis. (December 7, 2009) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced an order from the United States Army for 15 Contender® by Pierce® custom pumper fire trucks. The vehicles will be deployed in spring 2010 at U.S. Army bases across the U.S. The total purchase price is $5.7 million.
The contract was structured so each Army base was able to add options to the base configuration to best fit its unique challenges. All of the trucks offer a 425 horsepower engine, deluge monitor and a Husky® foam system, while three feature a 4x4 all-wheel drive axle configuration. Each base was also able to select items such as a cold weather package (with engine and pumphouse heater), auxiliary air conditioning, a light mast, and a compressed air foam system.
“Pierce is honored to be selected by the Army for this order of custom fire and emergency vehicles for Army bases located throughout the United States. We are very proud to support the men and women who serve in the U.S. Army,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “These custom fire apparatus are built for performance and reliability.”
The Contender custom pumper offers a comprehensive selection of options and equipment to meet the requirements set by the U.S. Army. “These vehicles are a fine example of our ability to efficiently manufacture and customize fire trucks on a large scale,” added Jones.
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.
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