Oshkosh Announces Several Enhancements to its Exclusive Oshkosh Snozzle High-Reach Extendable Turret
Portfolio of improvements upgrades performance, ergonomics and serviceability.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (July, 2015) – Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announced that its Oshkosh Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret (HRET) is now equipped with several enhancements. Renowned for its ability to keep firefighters further away from danger, the Oshkosh Snozzle HRET’s new features improve performance, ergonomics, and serviceability.
“The Oshkosh Snozzle HRET is a game-changing firefighting technology that has proven its mettle with firefighting forces on four continents and at many of the world’s largest airports. Now, with its all-new electronics software package, the entire new system has been integrated into the Striker ARFF line,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products vice president and general manager. “Plus, we’ve incorporated several hardware and software design upgrades that result in smoother operation, easier troubleshooting and enhanced reliability.”
Available on the Oshkosh Striker vehicle’s full range of 4 X 4, 6 X 6 and 8 X 8 models, the Snozzle HRET features 50-or 65-foot lengths and can be equipped with a penetrating nozzle, and color or forward-looking infrared cameras that enable firefighters to discharge from 1.5 meters (5 feet) below grade to elevations as high as 19.8 meters (65 feet).
The electronic control system is now integrated into the chassis Controller Area Network (CAN bus) for enhanced troubleshooting, easier servicing and enhanced reliability. The hardened carbide steel tip features an updated hydraulic rotary actuator, an increase range of motion (up to 280º), longer piercing depth and a decreased overall width for better visibility. Inside the cab, a new control module feature simplifies operator controls and provides smoother operation.
“We are the world’s leading producer of HRETs, and have close to 100 units in service,” added Resch. “This portfolio of upgrades demonstrates our commitment to keep the Oshkosh Snozzle at the leading edge of firefighting technology.”
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products announced that its Oshkosh® Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret (HRET) is now equipped with several enhancements. Renowned for its ability to keep firefighters further away from danger, the Oshkosh Snozzle HRET’s new features improve performance, ergonomics, and serviceability.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, 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®, 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 www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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