Pierce ‘Road Rally’ to bring the most advanced fire apparatus to locations nationwide

APPLETON, Wis. — Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that its Road Rally will give members of the fire service a chance to experience the most innovative fire apparatus in the industry and talk with experts about their community’s unique needs. Pierce’s Road Rally kicks off on Monday, June 10th in St. Louis, Missouri and will visit more than 20 U.S. locations.

“In recent years, Pierce has introduced many new product innovations that have set benchmarks for performance in the industry and focused on the essential needs of firefighters,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “The Road Rally will feature eight Pierce fire trucks and will encompass an immersive and educational experience allowing current and prospective customers a chance to view, operate, and ask questions about the products that will best serve their community.” 

The apparatus included in Pierce’s Road Rally are:

  • Arrow XT™ 100’ Ascendant®  Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower
  • Enforcer™  107’ Ascendant®  Heavy-Duty Single Axle Aerial Ladder with PUC™ Pump
  • Enforcer™   107’ Ascendant®  Heavy-Duty Tandem Axle Aerial Ladder
  • Impel® 110’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Single Axle Aerial Platform
  • Enforcer™   75’ Aluminum Aerial Ladder
  • Velocity® 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Platform
  • Enforcer™  PUC Pumper
  • Saber® Pumper with Ford Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel Power Train

Visitor experiences will include educational Q&A sessions with Pierce product experts and Pierce dealer representatives. Also, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on operation of apparatus, test-drive all apparatus featured in the Road Rally including the Saber Pumper with Ford Power Stroke Engine, and learn more about the extensive customizations available on Pierce fire trucks from chassis to pump panels, electrical systems to TAK-4®  suspension, and more.

Pierce’s Road Rally will stop in locations including fire departments, fire training centers, Pierce dealerships and service centers, and other locations across the U.S. throughout summer 2019. The most current dates and locations can be found online at and may be subject to change. Those interested in attending are encouraged to work with a local Pierce dealer to register for an event in the desired location. 

Photo caption: Pierce Manufacturing’s Road Rally will bring educational and hands-on engagement opportunities with the industry’s most advanced fire apparatus to locations across America in Summer 2019.

About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include 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. To learn more about Pierce, visit

About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is more than 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.  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:

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