At Oshkosh Corporation, we’re leaders in helping people move safely and efficiently. Our boundary-pushing innovations change the way vehicles handle unpredictable landscapes, from dense urban environments to daunting deserts and even the lunar surface.

A boundless commitment to mobility

Our innovative technologies aren’t limited to just one industry or vehicle—our products are built to help users tackle a wide variety of environments and industries. We’re always seeking opportunities to apply mobility breakthroughs in as many places as possible across our connected portfolio, amplifying the impact of each innovation for our customers. By applying these technologies to vehicles like fire trucks, military trucks, JLG lifts, concrete mixers and refuse collection trucks, among others, we’re ensuring product versatility and efficiency, while providing operator comfort and safety.

Innovating suspensions

Oshkosh engineers have been leveraging decades of experience to design and deliver suspension systems that help protect our end users and overcome the world’s harshest terrains while maintaining high speeds needed to complete their mission as quickly and efficiently as possible. By listening to our customers and their desire for better ride quality and comfort, Oshkosh started experimenting with different suspension systems. Our Oshkosh® TAK-4® family of independent suspension systems have proven to deliver world-class ride quality and mobility. As our customer’s environments and challenges evolve, we continue to respond—with innovative and technologically advanced products that meet their needs today and tomorrow.

Groundbreaking suspension systems

The people who rely on our vehicles need to be able to go anywhere at any time. As part of our ongoing purpose to ensure the everyday heroes are ready for anything, we're constantly exploring new ways to advance our suspension systems. Our ever-evolving technology leverages the latest and greatest in materials and mechanical engineering, allowing for flexibility and higher speed travel across challenging terrain.


Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

Challenge impossibility

Our engineers are always looking for ways to improve our technology.

The TAK-4iTM intelligent independent suspension system is a great example of taking our mobility technology to the next level.

Demonstrating next level mobility

While designing the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), our engineers saw an opportunity to advance the suspension system to deliver better ride quality and improve off-road performance by using a high-pressure gas strut and spring system versus a traditional solid axle spring. This new gas spring suspension system allows for up to 70% faster off-road travel than other vehicles in the industry and a more comfortable ride. The new TAK-4i suspension system is a substantial leap in technology. It met, and in some instances exceeded, all mobility and ride quality requirements set forth by the U.S. Government.

Setting our sights to the moon

For more than a century, we’ve built vehicles to help people traverse Earth’s most challenging terrain. Now, we’re reaching for a new frontier: the moon. Our history of applying advanced mobility technologies to vehicles operating in extreme conditions makes us the right people for the job. We’re participating in opportunities to support NASA’s return to the moon and we’re prepared to help mankind navigate and explore the lunar landscape.

Supporting Life on the moon

As NASA sets it sights on sustained human exploration of the moon, one big challenge is access to water. NASA launched its Break the Ice Lunar Challenge to solve this problem and our Oshkosh engineers jumped at the chance to apply innovation in extreme mobility and system integration, and to do what they do best, challenge the impossible. In Phase I of the challenge, our team developed concepts for a core drilling system to extract the moon’s icy regolith, a lunar rover that leverages our mobility expertise to deliver the cores of regolith to the processing plant and a projectile transport system that takes advantage of the moon’s reduced gravity to catapult ice to the delivery site.