JLG to Build Forklifts for Marine Corps

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JLG Industries Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., has been awarded a $40 million contract to build 280 extendable boom forklifts (EBFL) for the U.S. Marine Corps. Also known as Millennia Military Vehicles (MMVs), these EBFLs are designed to reach into trucks or shipping containers, lift loads over obstacles, and pick up loads from both above and below grade. Capable of moving all palletized material classes up to their rated capacity, the four-wheel drive, rubber-tired forklifts are medium-lift capable, with an optimum lifting range of 4,000 to 11,000 pounds. In addition, the EBFLs provide three steering modes—two-wheel, four-wheel, and crab steering—to provide maneuverability in tight spaces.

The EBFLs will be built at the JLG facility with an anticipated completion date of August 2012.