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JLG Industries Builds 1,000th Millennia Military Vehicle

Mon September 01, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has produced and shipped its 1,000th Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV) telescopic material handler. The 1,000th MMV telehandler was built for the U.S. Navy as part of JLG’s contract to provide 197 MMVs to the Naval Construction Battalion.

“The JLG team is extremely proud to have delivered 1,000 MMVs to the U.S. military for a wide range of logistics applications. JLG team members are committed to delivering the highest quality, highest performance equipment to the men and women in the U.S. armed forces, and we’re honored by the confidence they have placed in our workmanship and attention to detail on the MMV program,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG vice president of government products and programs.

The 1,000th MMV was built over a two-shift operation, across two military manufacturing and support facilities. As it rolled off the final assembly line, JLG team members gathered around to celebrate the milestone and have their picture taken with the machine to commemorate the event. Many JLG team members are military veterans and appreciate the opportunity to work on equipment that directly supports the U.S. military troops in protecting the United States and assist in rebuilding distressed areas, according to the company.

The first MMV machine was produced in July 2001 and was initially developed for the U.S. Marine Corps to meet the needs of Combat Service Support Detachment groups. Since 2001, the MMVs have been fielded with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy across the United States and in other countries such as Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The MMV telehandler features a variable load capacity through the use of two different fork attachments. It is capable of moving all palletized classes of material up to its rated capacity, with an optimum lifting range of 4,000 to 11,000 lbs. (1,814 to 5,000 kg). The MMV has a maximum lift height just over 42 ft. (13 m) and a maximum horizontal reach of 29 ft. (9 m).

The MMV can operate in rough terrain and is self-deployable with a maximum off-road speed of 35 mph (56 kmh) and a cruising range of 425 mi. (684 km). The MMV also is air-transportable in CH-53 and KC/C-130 aircraft.

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