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updated 11:33 PM UTC, May 29, 2017

Oshkosh Gets $258 Million Order To Rebuild Army Trucks, More

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Wisconsin's famous maker of military vehicles gets another big order from the Pentagon.

The Oshkosh Corporation has received a 258-million dollar Army contract to rebuild 670 heavy tactical vehicles, and make 356 new trailers. The company says the rebuilt units are produced on the same assembly lines as new vehicles -- and some are up to 20 years old as they come in with bullet holes, and mangled wheels and frames. Officials say the old trucks are stripped down to the frames, then built to a condition that's like new -- and the Army says it's 25-percent cheaper to recycle a damaged unit to build a new one for around 400-thousand dollars. The first trucks in the new contract are expected to be shipped by the end of the year, and they'll all be manufactured at the company's Oshkosh facilities.

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