Pierce, Detroit Diesel Extend Engine Agreement

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, and Detroit Diesel Corporation announced a five-year extension to their original 2009 agreement involving the Detroit DD13 engine and Pierce fire trucks.

Through 2018, the Detroit DD13 engine remains available only on Pierce’s complete line of custom fire and emergency vehicles, including those built on the Dash® CF, Quantum®, Velocity™, and Arrow XT™ chassis.

“When it comes to selecting the right vehicle to meet the needs of their communities, Pierce customers expect nothing but the best, which includes key components such as the engine,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency.

“This extension of Pierce’s exclusive offering of the Detroit DD13 engine on custom apparatus is important because of its proven track record for power, reliability and ultra low emissions.”

“Detroit enjoys a great relationship with Pierce and we’re proud to continue this exclusive custom apparatus product offering with them for five more years,” said Brad Williamson, manager, engine and component marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “There’s an excellent synergy between the brands, and it’s fitting that this new agreement is announced while both companies are celebrating important milestones – Pierce’s100th year in business and Detroit’s 75th.”

The Detroit name is well known throughout the fire service, and it is synonymous with fuel-efficiency and low-maintenance performance. The DD13 engine’s smart design includes groundbreaking technologies such as Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS) and BlueTec emissions technology to improve performance and fuel economy.

The DD13 satisfies 2014 Greenhouse Gas (GHG14) regulations. 

About Detroit Diesel Corporation Detroit Diesel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engines. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit offers a complete line of engines and axles for the commercial transportation industry in both the on-highway and vocational markets. Detroit engines and axles are sold and serviced through a network of more than 800 locations throughout North America. Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a Daimler company.

About Pierce Manufacturing Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2013. Pierce 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®, 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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