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    Default Oshkosh wins contract for new USPS postal trucks.

    Trucks will come with one of two powertrain options : I.C. engine or battery electric.

    Some neat looking designs were proposed when the USPS announced the requirement. This design is

    U.S. Postal Service Awards Contract to Launch Multi-Billion-Dollar Modernization of Postal Delivery Vehicle Fleet - Newsroom - About.usps.com



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    Oshkosh? And we thought the PO was in trouble before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilho View Post
    Oshkosh? And we thought the PO was in trouble before.

    Isn't Oshkosh supposed to be a great brand, the military uses a lot of their products they won the contract for the Humvee/Hummer replacement.

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    Ugly thing ain't it? What do you suppose that windshield will cost to replace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilho View Post
    Oshkosh? And we thought the PO was in trouble before.
    Oskosh makes many of the undercarriages for motorhomes, and IIRC step vans.

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    So when my mail is 2 weeks late at least it will be delivered in a shiny new truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilho View Post
    Oshkosh? And we thought the PO was in trouble before.
    They will deliver "anywhere".....

    Some more news on the contract here:
    Ford Could Get A Piece Of Oshkosh USPS Contract As Engine Supplier: Detroit Free Press
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    These trucks have a one speed transmission...............slow.............

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    Always thought their cement trucks had the best design, for being front discharge, and the bonus is the 6x6 drive.

    Oshkosh also owns Pierce (fire engines).

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    I hope there is no reverse in them, the idiots that drive them are hazard enough driving them forward

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    Wonder how they do in snow?

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    Snow is not really an issue for 50% of the country. I see no reason that all the vehicles should be designed around that requirement. Same as how do they do when it is 120 degrees out is probably not a concern back east.
    AFAIK UPS is only using their battery trucks in flat regions of the country, not in the mountains.
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    That thing needs some reinforced bars on the drivers side so the wife can smash the mailboxes of the assholes she delivers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Snow is not really an issue for 50% of the country. I see no reason that all the vehicles should be designed around that requirement. Same as how do they do when it is 120 degrees out is probably not a concern back east.
    AFAIK UPS is only using their battery trucks in flat regions of the country, not in the mountains.
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    I don't think they are 4x4 nor 6x6.

    The linked Ford article stated that Ford bid the job (and lost to Oshkosh) with a transit van.

    The pictured unit looks like it's simply front wheel drive.

    Around here, the rural carriers that need 4x4 have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Hoffman View Post
    Wonder how they do in snow?

    Looks to have about the same ground clearance or better than the current fleet. Out here in Brookfield, despite heavy snow storms, we still get USPS mail delivered to our mail box in the street. Local municipal authority is on the ball in promptly clearing away snow and ice from the roads. The down side is that the chemicals used causes rust issues for most all vehicles.

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    Royal Mail is testing modified black cabs as mail carriers. Few years ago they were testing the below truck.




    Navistar tested these several years ago. Handsome design.

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    The town had an Oshkosh plow truck a while back. Worst rig we ever owned. Now that's only 1 out 20, they could be better than that now, but we'll never buy another.

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    Are we sure the criteria was performance and price, and not who could make the ugliest one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72bwhite View Post
    Are we sure the criteria was performance and price, and not who could make the ugliest one ?

    Yeah, one out of three ain't bad.


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