Oshkosh Corp. and Daimler Trucks Reach Agreement
January 8, 2009
OSHKOSH, WI - Oshkosh Corp. announces that Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler AG Company, will supply engines to the Oshkosh Corp. Fire & Emergency businesses. Daimler will provide the 2010 EPA emissions standards compliant Detroit Diesel DD13 diesel engines to Pierce Manufacturing, North America’s largest manufacturer of fire and rescue apparatus.
Daimler has manufactured more than 200,000 SCR diesel trucks in Europe and around the world. The Detroit Diesel DD13 is a smart, fuel efficient engine that has demonstrated up to five percent better fuel economy than preceding engines.
“We want to provide fire departments the option of achieving the most stringent emissions targets while maximizing engine performance and reducing fuel consumption,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and Fire & Emergency president. “The strategic relationship with Daimler allows our customers the choice of advanced emissions control technology and the proven performance and reliability of Detroit Diesel engines.”
“Daimler sees significant opportunity to work with Oshkosh Corp. and Pierce Manufacturing to develop the Detroit Diesel engines as the best performance solution for its customers to meet the upcoming 2010 EPA heavy-duty on-highway emissions standards,” says Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales for Daimler Trucks North America.
SCR is a proven emissions-reducing technology with the ability to deliver near-zero emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a smog-causing pollutant while offering fuel consumption improvements as well.