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.
All will be powered with the Banks 866T, V8 Diesel Engine.
The 866T is based on Banks AutoMind engine control technology, Banks Engine Braking System, active manifold air density (MAD) control, viscous crankshaft damping, integration engineering and GM Duramax architecture.
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.
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.