JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, 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 lbs. (1,814 to 4,989 kg). In addition, the EBFL provides three steering modes – two-wheel, four-wheel and crab steering – to provide maneuverability in tight spaces.
For more information, visit www.jlg.com.