JLG Industries Inc. (McConnellsburg, Penn.), a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp., a producer of access equipment, announced that it was awarded a contract valued at $102.2 million by the U.S. Army for the purchase of 566 JLG ATLAS II military telescopic material handlers over the next five years.
The machines will be delivered for deployment throughout the U.S. Army in all logistics areas. The contract includes requirements for field service support, add-on armor, performance-based logistics and simulators for training purposes.
"JLG is proud to be awarded this contract to serve the U.S. Army with the next-generation of ATLAS material handlers," said Charles L. Szews, president of JLG. "Our ATLAS material handlers have proven their reliability throughout the U.S. Army during the past 11 years in a variety of environments and applications.”
The new model of this machine incorporates the latest in diagnostics and improved maintainability to enhance the versatility and reduce the machine logistics footprint to meet the U.S. Army's diverse material handling needs.
In June, JLG is scheduled to deliver six production verification test vehicles to the Army for extensive military testing.
The ATLAS II transports all types of material through water, sand, mud and other rugged terrain our troops encounter. It offers additional features such as lube-for-life systems and on-board diagnostics. This combination reduces machine annual maintenance by 75% and provides point-of-use access to diagnostic information.