Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $21.7 million fixed-price-incentive contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) for Palletized Load System (PLS) Trailers.
The contract work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2021.
Palletized Load System (PLS) is a 5-axle, 10-wheel drive tactical truck with a companion trailer (M1076), each with a demountable cargo bed (flat rack). Both the truck and the trailer are capable of carrying up to 36,250 pounds of payload (which includes the weight of the flat rack) on one of several different types of flat racks, containers or modules
The PLS is built to carry ammunition and other critical supplies and has proven its ability in front-line resupply missions in all types of environments, in all types of terrains.
Specifically designed for interoperability with PLS vehicles, the Oshkosh PLS M1076 trailer (PLST) offers military personnel the versatility, reliability and performance needed to support transportation missions, even those in the most hazardous environments. A three-axle trailer with the ability to carry an 8×20 foot flatrack with a 16.5-ton payload, it can accommodate both fully- and partially-loaded flatracks and be loaded directly from the PLS truck using the Load Handling System (LHS) – increasing mission efficiency while decreasing personnel fatigue.