JLG Industries, Inc. (McConnelsburg, Penn.), a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corporation and a producer of access equipment, has received a delivery order valued at $39.5 million for ATLAS telehandlers to the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). This order is in addition to a previous $23 million contract awarded in August 2006, bringing the total value to $62.5 million. In addition, there is an option to purchase up to 60 additional ATLAS vehicles with an estimated value of $8.6 million. The ATLAS telehandlers will be delivered for deployment to the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. National Guard, and Foreign Military Sales customers.
“JLG is pleased to support the U.S. military with additional ATLAS telehandlers,” said David Peacock, vice president of government products and programs at JLG. “We designed the ATLAS specifically for the demanding applications of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. The U.S. military has been using the ATLAS and its predecessor, the 6000M, since 1990. They trust the ATLAS and its proven versatility, reliability, and serviceability.”
The combat-proven ATLAS telehandler transports a variety of materials through water, sand, mud and other rugged terrain our troops encounter. The ATLAS is equipped with four-wheel drive, and features high ground clearance, frame leveling and plenty of horsepower. The availability of multiple attachments such as various fork configurations, a utility bucket, and fork-rollers provide added versatility.