June 1, 2010

Oshkosh Striker 4500 Fire Fighting Apparatus

Charging from 0 to 50 mph (80 km/h) within 35 seconds, the Oshkosh Striker 4500 is custom engineered to offer the ultimate in rapid emergency response. The styling tells you immediately this ARFF truck is built to answer the call. The Striker 4500 combines unequalled mobility with excellent maneuverability, a smooth, stable ride and easy operation. The custom cab delivers driver comfort and outstanding visibility. And all systems are designed to support the highest levels of efficiency and safety. With the Striker 4500, Oshkosh continues to set the industry standard for excellence.

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  • HEIGHT: 12 ft 6 in.
  • WEIGHT: 58 tons
  • ENGINE: 950-hp Cat diesel with 2400 lb-ft of torque
  • MEGA FACTOR: Sprays 1250 gal per minute from 4500-gal tank.

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"Sure, they look glamorous," says Portland, Ore., airport firefighter Pete Hallenius as his department's new "Slime Lime" Oshkosh Striker 4500 emerges from the fire station, "until you have to wash them." The $1 million Striker 4500 is the airport's newest firefighting vehicle--a 58-ton colossus that can cross tarmacs at 70 mph to reach a burning aircraft and can fight that fire longer than any other Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting apparatus. "We always know where we're going," firefighter Ken Edwards says as he moves into the center driver's seat. "Each of the trucks has its assigned spot if there's a crash. We don't leave anything to chance."

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