Innovative Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) on Display at Interschutz


Pierce municipal fire truck showcased at world’s largest fire and emergency show

Appleton, Wis. - Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Company and part of Oshkosh Corporation’s Fire & Emergency Segment, is displaying its innovative Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) vehicle at Interschutz in Leipzig, Germany today through June 12. First introduced in 2007, the PUC, which is engineered to operate on a shorter wheelbase while also being able to carry more emergency equipment, is among the most successful products in Pierce Manufacturing history. Pierce will be exhibiting in Hall2, Stand F03.

"The Pierce PUC is ideal for municipal firefighting and emergency response challenges; its innovative technologies and compact design make it a vehicle worthy of close inspection for fire and emergency departments attending Interschutz," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "From its space saving firefighting system to its smaller overall size, the PUC has proven itself on narrow streets and in tight quarters.”

The PUC is a multi-purpose response vehicle that is engineered to eliminate the need for a bulky pumphouse. The PUC features a simplified two-step pump shift operation and redesigned pump panel for easier use. The entire pump system is located above the frame for easier and quicker service and maintenance. With a wheelbase for improved maneuverability (as short as 4.37 meters/172-inches), the PUC also provides up to 14.16 cubic-meters (500 cubic feet) of equipment storage. The PUC is available on all Pierce custom chassis in side and top mount pump panel configurations, as well as on 22.9-meter (75-foot) aluminum aerial ladders. For more information visit www.piercemfg.com.

About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK], 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 the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency Segment
Known for safety, quality and leading edge technology, the Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment designs and manufactures a full line of fire apparatus, mobile medical, broadcast communications, recovery and homeland security vehicles. Brands under the F&E Segment include: Pierce®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™ and SMIT™.

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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