McConnellsburg, Pa.-based JLG Industries has received a delivery order valued at $39.5 million for ATLAS telehandlers from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. The order is in addition to a previous $23 million contract awarded in August 2006, bringing the total value to $62.5 million. In addition, there is an option to purchase up to 60 additional ATLAS vehicles with an estimated value of $8.6 million. The ATLAS telehandlers will be delivered for deployment to the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. National Guard, and Foreign Military Sales customers.
David Peacock, vice president of government products and programs at JLG, said the company designed the ATLAS telehandler specifically for the demanding applications of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. The U.S. military has been using the ATLAS and its predecessor, the 6000M, since 1990. The ATLAS is equipped with four-wheel drive and is designed to transport materials through water, sand, mud and other rugged terrain troops encounter.