This just in;
Oshkosh Truck will build 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) under a contract awarded today, with a possible total build of 55,000 units.
The JLTV leverages 90 years of Oshkosh know how combined with 57 years of Banks know how, to produce the winning combination!
Dynamometer durability testing at Banks Power, early in the program.
All will be powered with the Banks 866T, V8 Diesel Engine.
JLTV pilot build engines being assembled at the Banks Shop prior to long term vehicle testing.
After a 10 year effort, working in conjunction with Oshkosh Truck, this marks a major victory for the engineering staff at Banks Power and at Oshkosh.
Testing in plain sight in the 2007, Baja 1000
Banks Power is a Tier 1 Powertrain supplier to various on land and marine vehicle builders. Located in Azusa Ca. Banks is also the powertrain technology leader in the automobile and light truck aftermarket.
“A true ‘off road’ military vehicle, the Oshkosh JLTV will carry our warriors into battle and return them safely, like no vehicle that’s come before”, Gale Banks.
The Banks Powered, Oshkosh MATV! This is the first military type vehicle to compete in and complete the Baja 1000