JLG Industries said this week it has received an order to build 26 engine installation and removal vehicles for the U.S. Navy. Valued at about $4 million, these specially designed JLG vehicles will be used at naval facilities around the world.
“The JLG EIRV is the newest addition to a stellar line of combat-proven access solutions,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG Industries’ vice president of government products and programs. “A state-of-the-art hydraulic system provides the precision necessary for placing and removing engines on a wide variety of aircraft. The JLG vehicle’s extreme terrain ability allows it to be used in almost any environment.”
The EIRV is based on JLG telescopic material handler designs and can be used for placing or removing engines on many common aircraft, including the P-3, C-2, E-2 and C-130. It has a horizontal outreach of 29 feet and a vertical extension of up to 41 feet. The EIRV has a capacity of 6,000 pounds and has 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steer to maneuver in difficult terrain.
The EIRV machines will be manufactured in McConnellsburg, Pa., where JLG is based. JLG is owned by Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis.