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Concrete Mixer Simulator Developed to Advance Safety Training

Midwest Concrete Materials, based out of Manhattan, Kansas has spent the last year developing a McNeilus mixer simulator to grow their training program for drivers.

Dodge Center, Minnesota. (October 27, 2016) – Driver safety is a priority for McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and Midwest Concrete Materials, a growing ready mix and dump truck company with a fleet of 125 trucks, 85 of which are concrete mixers.  That is why the two teamed up to create a McNeilus mixer simulator, which helps train drivers in a virtual world react to any situation. With the occupation of truck driver being consistently listed in the top 10 deadliest jobs in America, the simulator will help train drivers on ways to stay safer on the road.

“Driver simulation was a great way to not risk a large investment, said Craig Poe, Midwest Concrete Material Trainer. “A simulator costs a lot of money, but students can wreck a truck in the simulator over and over again and it doesn’t cost you anything. We have had too many accidents that have resulted from not enough training.”

With at least 90% of their mixers being McNeilus body trucks, they choose to partner with McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing to supply the control system the simulator would eventually run on. “Most of our ready mix trucks are McNeilus and I don’t see that changing anytime soon,” said Poe.  “We wanted to get the simulator as close as possible to the equipment the guys would be running every day.”

Midwest Concrete Materials chose Doron Precision Systems, Inc. to create their simulator. After 42 years in business, Doron has developed over 25,000 simulated vehicles in 60 different countries and is recognized as a world leader in their industry.

“We thought Doran was the best to do simulation, but we were going to have to develop a ready mix truck from scratch,” said Poe. “We spent a lot of time getting it to act like a ready mix truck, but that’s what happens when you’re the first one to do something.”

“We’ve developed over 25,000 simulator vehicles and rely on the expertise of our clients to teach us about their individual vehicles,” said Michael Stricek, Senior VP of Doron. “Craig from Midwest Concrete Material was extremely helpful showing how the McNeilus controls work and what affects the truck’s stability. We could now deliver a ready mix truck simulator in 60 to 90 days because of his help.”

“McNeilus supplied information, wiring, and the control box for the McNeilus Command Center Controls,” stated Clint Glunz, a McNeilus Engineer. “These controls have evolved over time and it was important for Craig and his team to use a simulator that incorporates the advanced control technology we invest in. This ensures the simulator functions like the state-of-the-art mixers they are running.” McNeilus is committed to providing the industry’s best in customer support, product innovation and service.

Doran utilized the 550Truckplus Simulator to interface with McNeilus controls. The simulator based McNeilus controls allow the driver to charge and discharge the mixer drum, change the speed, raise and lower the Bridgemaster® axle, lock the chute, and operate the work light and hopper – some of which affects how the mixer handles on the road. The system is designed to simulate how vehicle dynamics are affected by the drum rotation speed while driving, to provide realistic conditions caused by the higher leftward shifted center of gravity.

Training drivers on improving their reaction times is another key program area targeted for the future for Midwest Concrete Materials. They plan to solidify a more in depth training program to enhance the hands-on training the simulator provides. They will also get their drivers in once a year to maintain records on their reaction times.

“It’s very important – if someone is even a second slower there could be an accident,” said Poe. “Our SkillTrak software measures how quickly a driver can move from gas to brake when given a visual cue. We measure in milliseconds. The average driver going 55 mph on a dry road has a reaction time of ¾ of a second – meaning the vehicle travels 60 feet before the driver takes action.”

When asked if the money invested in the simulator was worth it, Poe said “I guess I can probably tell you in another year – the whole idea was to avoid more accidents and so far we’ve done really well with that.”

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry- leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit customers’ specific needs. Through its Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts. McNeilus is leading the way toward the next generation of vehicle solutions. Visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount.  For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, which are particularly impacted by the strength of U.S. and European economies; the Company’s estimates of access equipment demand; the strength of the U.S. dollar and its impact on Company exports, translation of foreign sales and purchased materials; the expected level and timing of DoD and international defense customer procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures, sequestration, an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy and uncertainties associated with government contracts; risks related to the JLTV production contract award that the Company recently received, including those associated with commencement of production under the contract;  the Company’s ability to finalize international contracts for a significant quantity of M-ATVs, with sales beginning in fiscal 2016; the Company’s ability to increase prices to raise margins or offset higher input costs; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; risks related to facilities expansion, consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; global economic uncertainty, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company’s cyclical businesses than Company or equity market expectations; projected adoption rates of work at height machinery in emerging markets; the impact of severe weather or natural disasters that may affect the Company, its suppliers or its customers; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company’s products; risks related to production or shipment delays arising from quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; cybersecurity risks and costs of defending against, mitigating and responding to a data security breach; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

 

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Knight Waste Services of Fort Worth Honored for Fleet Sustainability and Efficiency Practices

Richard Knight, COO, recognized for operational excellence in heavy-duty fleet category.

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The FTX Awards recognize fleet owners who have made significant contribution to environmental sustainability and fleet efficiencies in the light-to-medium and heavy-duty industries.

MONTREAL, CANADA and DODGE CENTER, MN (October 20, 2016) – Fleetmind Solutions and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, are pleased to announce that Automotive Fleet and Heavy Duty Trucking magazines have named Mr. Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Knight Waste Services, as a 2016 Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) Award honoree in the heavy-duty fleet category.  The FTX Awards recognize fleet owners who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability and fleet efficiencies in the light- to medium-duty and heavy-duty industries.

Knight Waste Services (Knight) was established in 2003 to service the City of Fort Worth’s residential garbage and recycling collection. Knight operates 26 McNeilus automated side load (ASL) trucks providing weekly curbside collection for 94,000 residential households in Fort Worth, TX. To optimize fleet operations, Knight recently deployed the Street Smart Vision by McNeilus™ SSV10 system, a comprehensive and fully-integrated onboard computing solution powered by FleetMind.

“At Knight Waste, it is our core mission to continuously improve our operations to optimize efficiencies, customer service and sustainability,” said Knight. “This award is a tribute to our team and our entire organization, and I am honored to accept it on everyone’s behalf. We had a vision of a smarter, better and more productive waste collection fleet, and together with our technology partners – FleetMind and McNeilus – we were able to realize this goal to benefit our customers, our municipal partners and our environment.”

The SSV10 system brings together an in-cab monitor, a mobile onboard computer and a DVR platform that integrates with a number of software features. Route management software optimizes the routing process, reduces maintenance costs, and helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Up to eight cameras provide drivers and managers with a complete view around the truck for improved visibility, accountability and safety.

“Fleet optimization efforts are not quick or easy, but take dedication, thoughtful leadership and a willingness to explore new technologies,” said Martin Demers, Vice-President of FleetMind. “Richard clearly personifies these attributes, and we are delighted to have contributed toward delivering on his progressive vision. We congratulate both Richard and the Knight Waste organization for this much-deserved recognition.”

Director Aftermarket Product Development at McNeilus, Bryan Dodds, added: “Knight researched numerous fleet management technology options before selecting the SSV10 system. We first had to prove to Knight that our solution would fulfill their exacting expectations as part of an initial pilot project. Once satisfied, we deployed the SSV10 solution for the entire Knight fleet enabling measurable improvements to overall fleet performance. We are thrilled to have been selected for this project and could not be prouder of Knight’s achievement.”

Mr. Knight was recognized as part of the FTX Awards Ceremony that took place at the Fleet Technology Expo on Wednesday, October 19th in Schaumburg, Illinois.

About FleetMind

FleetMind Solutions is the award-winning technology leader for connected smart truck solutions for waste management fleets. FleetMind develops the industry’s most advanced fleet management solutions specifically for waste and recycling environments. FleetMind systems have been successfully installed in thousands of vehicles across North America to link waste and recycling fleet operations to their drivers and vehicles in real-time to ensure optimal productivity, safety, sustainability, profitability and customer service. FleetMind is now a member of the Safe Fleet family. For more information, visit: www.fleetmind.com. To learn about the portfolio of brands owned by FleetMind’s parent company, Safe Fleet, visit: www.safefleet.net.

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit your specific needs. Through its NGEN™ CNG Systems and Service program, McNeilus designs, installs, services and supports compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. For more information, go to www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

McNeilus Front Loaders Return to U.K. Market; Alliance with Boughton Announced

Industry-leading refuse bodies will be locally mounted, sold and serviced by Boughton.

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The McNeilus front loader product line will again be available in the United Kingdom through an alliance with Boughton Engineering in Wolverhampton. Boughton will mount, finish, market and support McNeilus front loaders in the U.K.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Oct. 17, 2016) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing announced a strategic partnership with Boughton Engineering of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, that will reintroduce the McNeilus® front loader product line to the U.K. Under the agreement terms, Boughton will mount, finish, market and support McNeilus front loaders in the U.K. The first McNeilus units will be completed in early 2017.

“We’re excited to announce this agreement with Boughton Engineering, re-opening important new markets to McNeilus’ leading line of front loader refuse vehicles,” said Christopher Zuniga, senior director of international sales and operations for the Oshkosh Commercial Group and McNeilus. “McNeilus offers top-quality products that are known for durability and reliability. Boughton Engineering has broad industry expertise and an excellent sales team and after sales support. This is a true win-win for all parties involved, especially for refuse haulers in the U.K.”

Boughton Group Managing Director, Richard Skan said, “We are delighted to have concluded this agreement with McNeilus and we look forward to developing our close commercial collaboration. The McNeilus front loader product line is a perfect strategic fit with our established waste handling products, and this will enable our companies, together, to support our customers with a significantly stronger offering.”

Boughton Group Sales and Marketing Director Steve Price added that “the McNeilus front loader product line meets some special requirements and has a particular place in the fleets of some of our major customers. The machine is well-liked and proven in service both here and in other world markets. Bringing Boughton and McNeilus together to fulfill this market requirement not only makes a compelling business case but gives our customer base the knowledge and confidence that two leading players in the industry will be working together to deliver it.”

McNeilus front loaders include a broad range of body capacities and feature innovative designs and proven technologies that deliver strength, reliability and maximum payload. For the U.K. market, these front loaders are expected to be used primarily for commercial collection, but McNeilus vehicles are engineered for commercial or residential applications. Boughton also displayed more information on the McNeilus front loader rollout during the Resource Waste Management exhibition in September at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.

About Boughton Engineering

Founded in 1897, Boughton Engineering is a specialized vehicle-related engineering group with the following core activities: waste handling equipment, military logistic systems, airfield rescue fire fighting vehicles, and specialized vehicle conversions. The company is a founding member of the Container Handling Equipment Manufacturers Association (CHEM). CHEM is actively engaged in the manufacture and/or supply of equipment designed for the compaction, collection and transportation of all types of waste.

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry- leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit customers’ specific needs. Through its Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts. McNeilus is leading the way toward the next generation of vehicle solutions. Visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this Proxy Statement, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

McNeilus & Its First Rear Loader Help Collect Cans for Kids

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing is a 10-year sponsor of the Cans for Kids program supporting Ronald McDonald House, and this year the PacStar was on-hand to help.

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McN During this year’s Fall Cans for Kids event, 840 pounds of aluminum were collected. McNeilus also has Cans for Kids bins placed around its Dodge Center, MN, campus year-round. Proceeds from these employee contributions are also donated to Ronald McDonald House.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Oct. 3, 2016) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, was proud to once again sponsor the annual Fall Cans for Kids collection to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minn. In honor of McNeilus’ 25 years of service to the refuse industry, the company used its first-ever refuse vehicle – the 1991 Pac Star Rear Loader – to collect local communities’ aluminum cans and pop tabs.

The Pac Star, which was rebuilt and completely refurbished by McNeilus and local Mack dealer Nuss Truck, was parked at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 1 accepting donations. All proceeds go toward helping children needing medical care and their families that the Ronald McDonald House supports. Volunteers from McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing were also on-hand during the event to accept contributions.

“We’re happy and privileged to be a sponsor for this great community program that supports families in need,” said Darryl Ash, Cans for Kids Coordinator and Vice President of Aftermarket Development at McNeilus. “McNeilus and Ronald McDonald House share a common goal of working to support and enrich the communities we serve, and Cans for Kids is a perfect opportunity to give back.”

McNeilus has been a longtime sponsor of the Cans for Kids effort, with its first sponsorship of the event in 2006. Last year, the company collected nearly 4,000 pounds of aluminum cans and pop tabs in collection events held throughout the year.

In just this year’s Fall Cans for Kids event, 840 pounds of aluminum were collected. McNeilus also has Cans for Kids bins placed around its Dodge Center, MN, campus year-round. These contributions from employees are also donated to Ronald McDonald House.

Aluminum recycling has helped support the Rochester Ronald McDonald House for nearly 20 years. Tens of thousands of dollars are raised each year to support families needing a home away from home while they receive medical care for their children at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry- leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit customers’ specific needs. Through its Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts. McNeilus is leading the way toward the next generation of vehicle solutions. Visitwww.mcneiluscompanies.com

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on towww.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this Proxy Statement, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.