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Pierce Manufacturing today introduced the first-ever Pierce® Saber® custom chassis equipped with a Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train.  Roush – a leader in motorsports and high-performance passenger vehicles – oversaw the integration, testing, and validation of the new system.

APPLETON, Wis. (November 1, 2017) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today introduced the first-ever Pierce® Saber® custom chassis equipped with a Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train.  Roush – a leader in motorsports and high-performance passenger vehicles – oversaw the integration, testing, and validation of the new system.

“We are very excited to offer fire departments our industry-leading Pierce Saber custom chassis now matched with Ford’s proven and efficient 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing.  “This new configuration – available with major assistance from Ford and Roush – may be the ideal choice for departments looking for an entry level custom chassis that delivers one hundred percent Pierce quality, performance, and value.”

The 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train’s components are optimized for modern day emission regulations.  The engine utilizes rugged components – like a composite graphite iron block, dual alternators, and high-strength aluminum cylinder heads.  Because of its built-in efficiencies, the power train generates nearly the equivalent amount of horsepower to the rear wheels as larger and heavier engines commonly offered in this class.  In addition, the tremendous reach of the Ford service network backs the power train, which is covered by a 5-year/100,000-mile warranty.

“The Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train is engineered from the ground up to maximize performance, efficiency, and reliability,” explained John Schultz, Pierce’s Director of Custom Pumper Products.  “In addition, customers who have been behind the wheel are impressed with how the vehicle drives and accelerates as well as the quiet cab interior.”

The Pierce Saber custom chassis serves as the benchmark in its class, and is among the industry’s most popular custom chassis.  The cab is renowned for its excellent visibility, safety features, interior room, and storage space.  A flat floor in the crew cab area provides surer footing, and the steps are low and offset for easier entry and exit.  A one-piece wraparound windshield delivers excellent outward visibility.

Pierce Saber apparatus configured with the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train are now available for sale through Pierce dealers.  Demo units are now beginning to tour portions of the country.  Visit piercemfg.com/fordpowerstroke for details.

Posted: Nov 1, 2017 10:05:31 AM by Pierce Mfg.

Topics: Innovation

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including 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 frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. Pierce markets its products through the industry’s largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Visit piercemfg.com to learn more about Pierce.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial.  The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.

Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe.  As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit oshkoshcorporation.com.

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