OSHKOSH, WI—Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation, announced that its Oshkosh Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret (HRET) for fire apparatus is now equipped with several enhancements. Renowned for its ability to keep firefighters further away from danger, the Oshkosh Snozzle HRET’s new features improve performance, ergonomics, and serviceability.
“The Oshkosh Snozzle HRET is a game-changing firefighting technology that has proven its mettle with firefighting forces on four continents and at many of the world’s largest airports. Now, with its all-new electronics software package, the entire new system has been integrated into the Striker ARFF line,” says Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products vice president and general manager. “Plus, we’ve incorporated several hardware and software design upgrades that result in smoother operation, easier troubleshooting and enhanced reliability.”
Available on the Oshkosh Striker vehicle’s full range of 4×4, 6×6 and 8 x8 models, the Snozzle HRET features 50- or 65-foot lengths and can be equipped with a penetrating nozzle and color or forward-looking infrared cameras that enable firefighters to discharge from 1.5 meters (five feet) below grade to elevations as high as 19.8 meters (65 feet).
The electronic control system is now integrated into the chassis Controller Area Network (CAN bus) for enhanced troubleshooting, easier servicing and enhanced reliability. The hardened carbide steel tip features an updated hydraulic rotary actuator, an increase range of motion (up to 280 degrees), longer piercing depth, and a decreased overall width for better visibility. Inside the cab, a new control module feature simplifies operator controls and provides smoother operation.
For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.