Oshkosh HT-Series Chosen by Toronto International Airport
Purchase of five multi-tasking vehicles will enhance snow removal operations.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (August 4, 2010) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today that it has completed an order for five Oshkosh® HT-Series™ snow tractor vehicles from Team Eagle Ltd. for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) and Toronto Pearson International Airport. The multi-tasking vehicles are engineered to perform a combination of plowing, brooming and forced-air blowing. The first unit was delivered in January 2010, and the remaining four vehicles will be placed into service in December.
“We are proud to service the Toronto Pearson International Airport with our Oshkosh vehicles which are designed to handle multi-tasks and offer maximum flexibility, maneuverability and productivity,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “When we engineered the Oshkosh HT-Series, we relied on our customers for input and feedback. The end result speaks for itself – the HT-Series continues to gain market share at major international hubs.”
Team Eagle Ltd. will provide service and life cycle support for the HT-Series snow tractor vehicles. “We’ve worked closely with Toronto’s snow removal team to specify and provide a vehicle to best meet their needs,” said Steve McKeown, president of Team Eagle Ltd. “We are very pleased that Toronto has chosen Oshkosh and Team Eagle as their solution for integrating multi-tasking equipment. With more than a dozen Oshkosh snow removal and aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles at Toronto Pearson, this order is another vote of confidence in our products and our people.”
The Oshkosh HT-Series snow tractor chassis features a 470 hp engine, 12.38-inch deep frame rails made from carbon manganese steel, all-wheel drive and Oshkosh’s exclusive two-speed transfer case for unmatched power and strength. The chassis also offers a large panoramic view windshield with no corner posts and – with a complete wall-to-wall U-turn in less than 75-feet – head turning maneuverability. Each Toronto vehicle includes a 24-foot front-mounted plow and a tow-behind cradle broom that reduces storage space requirements.
Other notable features on the Oshkosh HT-Series chassis include a quick hitch system for convenient link/delink of tow behind broom and front plow; safety interlocks with an emergency stop feature for attachments; Command Zone™ electronic LCD dash pod for at-a-glance operator information and a large, sound insulated cab with two full-size seats to accommodate a supervisor/training officer.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s largest and busiest airfield. It served more than 30.4 million passengers in 2009. And it recently received the 2010 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Eagle Award for Most Improved Airport. This global industry award recognizes the significant strides made by Toronto Pearson in its commitment to working with the air carrier industry. The airport’s entire five runways and associated taxiway system can be cleared in just over one hour, using up to 30 vehicles in a precise, predetermined circuit.
Team Eagle Ltd. of Campbellford, Ontario, is the Oshkosh snow products dealer for all of Canada, Washington state, Oregon, northern Idaho and Montana. Team Eagle is a leading supplier of industry-best snow and ice control equipment, ARFF vehicles and GPS-based safety management systems to the airport market.
Photo caption: The Oshkosh® HT-Series™ snow tractor supports a wide range of snow removal tasks, including plowing, brooming and forced-air blowing.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh H-Series snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.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.
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