Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation
Traded as NYSEOSK
Industry Automotive
Founded 1917
Founder William Besserdich, Bernhard Mosling
Headquarters Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Charles Szews (CEO)
Products Trucks, Military vehicles
Revenue IncreaseUS$ 8.18 billion(FY 2012)[1]
DecreaseUS$ 3.66 million (FY 2012)[1]
DecreaseUS$ 2.3 million (FY 2012)[1]
Total assets IncreaseUS$ 4.95 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Total equity IncreaseUS$ 1.85 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Number of employees
13,200 [1]
Website www.oshkoshcorporation.com
Oshkosh global headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Oshkosh Plant
A MK36 wrecker variant of the MTVR
Charlotte-Douglas Airport Oshkosh Striker
USAF Oshkosh P-15 8x8 airport crash tender
USAF Oshkosh T-3000 6x6 airport crash tender
NASA-USAF Oshkosh T-3000 4x4 at KSC in Florida
USMC Oshkosh MB1 fire tender
USAF Oshkosh P-4 crash tender (right)
Oshkosh M911 tractor hauling logs

Oshkosh Corporation, formerly Oshkosh Truck, is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies and access equipment. Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the company employs 12,300 people around the world.[2][3] It is organized in four primary business groups: access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.


Founded in 1917 as the Wisconsin Duplex Auto Company, the company was created to build a severe-duty four-wheel-drive truck. After the first prototype was built, the company began to develop rapidly. This first four-wheel-drive truck, known today as "Old Betsy", is still owned by Oshkosh Corporation and housed in one of its assembly plants in Oshkosh. The vehicle still runs and is used frequently in demonstrations and parades.[4][5]


Oshkosh Corporation is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It has manufacturing operations in 11 countries and additional service operations in 16 countries. The Access Equipment division is headquartered in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania; the Defense division in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; the Fire & Emergency division in Appleton, Wisconsin; and the Commercial division in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Oshkosh products and services are sold in more than 130 countries around the globe. The company also maintains a global service network.


Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh, JLG, Pierce, McNeilus, Jerr-Dan, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline, CON-E-CO, London Machinery Inc., and IMT.


Access equipment[edit]

  • Articulating boom lifts
  • Electric boom lifts
  • Mast-style boom lifts
  • Towable boom lifts
  • Telescopic boom lifts
  • Scissor lifts
  • Vertical personnel lifts
  • L trailers


Fire and emergency[edit]

  • Custom chassis
  • Pumpers
  • Rescues
  • Aerials
  • Tankers
  • Wildland
  • Contender
  • Mobile medical
  • Homeland security
  • Broadcast
  • Ambulances
  • Wreckers
  • Carriers
  • Side Loading Vehicle Retriever (SLVR)
  • Striker ARFF vehicle
  • H-Series snow plow
  • P-Series snow plow
  • Airport crash trucks


  • Front loaders
  • Rear loaders
  • Side loaders
  • Standard mixers
  • Revolution
  • Bridgemaster mixer
  • SMS sliding mixer system
  • Front-discharge mixer
  • Truck mounted cranes
  • Mechanic trucks
  • Lube trucks
  • Tire trucks
  • Air compressors
  • Portable compactor


Since 1996, Oshkosh has completed fifteen acquisitions and two divestitures:

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