JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, last week announced that it has been awarded a $40 million contract to build 280 extendable boom forklifts (EBFL) for the U.S. Marine Corps.
“With increasing frequency, the U.S. military is looking to JLG Industries for the technical expertise that provides solutions to their equipment challenges,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG Industries vice president – government products and programs. “We are proud of the military’s confidence in our ability to deliver equipment that meets their high standards for reliability and productivity.”
Also known as Millennia Military Vehicles (MMVs), EBFLs reach into trucks or shipping containers, lift loads over obstacles and pick up loads from both above and below grade. Capable of moving all palletized material classes up to its rated capacity, the four-wheel-drive, rubber-tired forklift is medium-lift capable, with an optimum lifting range of 4,000 to 11,000 pounds. In addition, the EBFL provides three steering modes — two-wheel, four-wheel and crab steering — to provide maneuverability in tight spaces.
The EBFLs will be built at the JLG facility in McConnellsburg, Pa., with an anticipated completion date of August 2012.
For additional information about MMV, visit www.jlg.com.
JLG Industries’ diverse product portfolio includes brands such as JLG aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak and Lull telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories designed to increase the versatility and efficiency of these products.
Oshkosh Corp. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies.