*kool-aid man voice* Ooooohh Yeaaaaaah. Check this out, it’s an 1987 Oshkosh WT2206. The true age of this truck is probably older than 1987 as the info plates state this truck was remanufactured in that year. This is a Grade A snow removal machine complete with bellyscraper, roll over plow and straight blade. Spare tire and tailgate included!
The day of the auction this truck turned right over with just a little shot of starter fluid. I missed a good portion of the smoke cloud that bellowed from the exhaust pipe but still captured enough to give you the idea.
There were plenty of nobs and gauges in the cab of the WT2206 that require a wingman for efficient operation. Later in day after the auction had ended I saw the proud owner of this truck driving down it down the street to its new home. Beast is an understatement as this truck absolutely towers over the average car.
Also at the auction was a second Oshkosh named Bruce. I’ve misplaced the information on Bruce but he didn’t look as good as his WT2206 brother. He sounded restricted and plugged up. Misfires were a common problem. There was no feel of that Oshkosh power. I recommend going to a straight exhaust.
What Bruce was lacking for in stamina he made up for with an all steel cab. The doors felt like bank vaults when closing.
More to come from this auction!