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JLG Industries Lands $24.7 Million U.S. Navy Contract

OSHKOSH, Wis.—Oshkosh Corp. announced that the Defense Supply Center of Philadelphia has awarded Oshkosh’s subsidiary, JLG Industries Inc., a $24.7 million delivery order for 197 JLG Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV) telescopic material handlers for the U.S. Navy.

The MMV telehandler has a maximum load capacity of 11,000 pounds and a load moment indicator system to inform the operator of the capacity limit. The MMV can operate in climates ranging from -25̊ F to 120̊ F. It also features three steering modes and a 110-hp Cummins engine. Various fork configurations, a utility bucket and fork-rollers are available as options, according to JLG. The telehandler’s Quick Attach system allows carriage changes in less than 10 minutes, the company said.

Since 2001, more than 800 MMVs have been deployed to the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy. In addition to combat operations, the MMV has been used in relief efforts after the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“This contract for additional JLG MMV telehandlers will provide the U.S. Navy Seabees Construction Battalion with essential equipment to perform their duties with greater safety, performance and comfort,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh chairman and chief executive officer.

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