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Oshkosh Strikes In Mexico

Posted on September 17, 2013

Oshkosh Airport Products Group announced that Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V (GAP), an airport operator in Mexico that provides services for 12 airports in the Pacific region, has purchased a new generation Oshkosh Striker 4x4 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle. The new Striker will be placed into service at Los Cabos Airport on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.

“We are proud to have Oshkosh ARFF vehicles on frontline duty throughout Mexico at airports operated by GAP,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “It is a testament to our vehicles’ performance and reliability, as well as the service and support provided by Oshkosh dealer Atepsa. This new purchase for Los Cabos Airport, on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, is especially noteworthy as it represents the first new generation Striker sold in the country.”

The new generation Oshkosh Striker incorporates advanced safety systems and fire suppression technology, along with reliability and durability, Oshkosh said. The 4 x 4 axle configuration, with Oshkosh TAK-4 all wheel independent suspension, is designed to deliver a smooth ride and strong off-road capabilities. The 697 hp, Tier 3 Deutz diesel engine is mated to a seven-speed Allison 4800 EVS automatic transmission for smooth power delivery enabling acceleration from zero to 80 kph (50 mph) in less than 25 seconds. The engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment for easier servicing, Oshkosh said.