Wisconsin’s largest airport orders snow removal, emergency equipment from Oshkosh
“This order is an outstanding example of Oshkosh’s mission to provide the most technologically advanced and innovative portfolio of vehicles engineered specifically for the world’s finest airport operations,” said Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corp. Airport Products Group president. “Tremendous vehicles, plus round-the-clock service and support, were keys to our being awarded this significant contract with General Mitchell International Airport.”
Oshkosh, Wis.-based Oshkosh Corp. describes the HT-Series snow tractor vehicle as “an all-purpose, multitasking apparatus that can perform a myriad of functions, including plowing, sweeping, scraping and/or forced air blowing.” According to the company, the H-Series snowblower vehicle can throw snow as far as 150 feet while operating at speeds up to 35 mph.
“Both the HT-Series and H-Series vehicles feature tremendous visibility with more glass, no corner posts and rear three-quarter windows to eliminate blind spots,” the company said in a news release. “The large, comfortable cockpit offers two full size seats, digital climate controls and Command Zone advanced electronics with built-in safety features.”
A leading consumer magazine called the Oshkosh Striker the “Porsche 959 of fire trucks” for its fast-response acceleration, unmatched visibility and triple-agent firefighting capability,” the company added.
Both of the Striker 3000 models specified by Milwaukee County feature a 3,000-gallon water tank, TAK-4 independent suspension, a 680-horsepower engine, electronic foam proportioning and a high-volume low-attack bumper turret. One of the Striker vehicles also features a Snozzle high-reach extendable turret.
General Mitchell International Airport serves 13 airlines that offer approximately 235 daily departures and fly direct to 90 cities, which ranks Milwaukee among the top 10 percent of U.S. cities in the number of nonstop destinations.