JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., has received an order from the United States Army to rebuild 500 All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) telehandlers and 300 other rough-terrain forklifts. Valued at $76.9 million, this contract has a final delivery date of April 2014.
“I am very proud of JLG’s military rebuild program and our commitment and ability to serve the U.S. Army by rebuilding machines returning from deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan to like-new status,” said Craig Paylor, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of JLG Industries. “These vehicles will only further improve the ability of our soldiers to quickly and reliably carry out their logistics missions.”
The Continental United States (CONUS) Reset program began in 2004. The purpose of the program is to extend the life of equipment by rebuilding machines to a uniform standard set by the Army. Units from Central Command (CENTCOM) deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan arrive at the JLG Military Support Center where a core list of items, such as the transmission, engine and axles are replaced or rebuilt. Other items considered necessary are replaced or refurbished. A new paint job along with a thorough inspection ensures the Reset machines leave the facility in conditions equal to new.
“JLG telehandlers provide many years of reliable use in the demanding environments experienced daily by our military personnel,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG vice president – government products and programs. “A soldier operating a rebuilt JLG machine will experience no visible performance or operational differences between a rebuilt and a new unit. Our ability to extend the usable life through a rebuild program is a testament to the robust, rugged design incorporated into each JLG machine for the military.”
To date, JLG’s Military Support Center, located in McConnellsburg, Pa., has rebuilt more than 800 rough-terrain forklifts for the United States Army.