JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company based in McConnellsburg, Pa., has received an initial order to build 26 Engine Installation and Removal Vehicles (EIRV) for the U.S. Navy. Valued at approximately $4 million, these specially designed JLG vehicles will be in use at naval facilities around the world. The EIRV is based on proven JLG telescopic material handler designs and is ideal for placing or removing engines on many common aircraft, including the P-3, C-2, E-2 and C-130.
The vehicle has a horizontal outreach of 29 feet, and a vertical extension of up to 41 feet. The EIRV has a capacity of 6,000 pounds and, with four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer, the EIRV can maneuver in the most difficult terrain. The machines will be manufactured in McConnellsburg, Pa.
“The JLG EIRV is the newest addition to a stellar line of combat proven access solutions,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG Industries’ vice president – government products and programs. “A state-of-the-art hydraulic system provides the precision necessary for placing and removing engines on a wide variety of aircraft. The JLG vehicle’s extreme terrain ability allows it to be used in almost any environment.”