JLG Receives Forklift Contract from U.S. Army

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JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., has received two orders from the U.S. Army to build 311 JLG All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS II) telescopic forklifts. The first shipments of approximately $51 million order are slated to support U.S. Army logistics in Afghanistan.

“The ATLAS II telescopic forklift can reach over obstacles to place loads, weighing up to 10,000 pounds, into trucks or shipping containers,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG’s vice president—government products and programs. “The tremendous versatility of these rugged machines, combined with their exceptional rough-terrain capability and JLG’s history of quality performance in the field were three of the factors why the U.S. Army chose JLG for its rough-terrain material-handling equipment needs.”

ATLAS II rough terrain forklifts boast significant performance enhancements over the original ATLAS design. These improvements include reduced emissions and the addition of several multifunctional attachments. The ATLAS II machines will supplement the 2,500 original ATLAS units being utilized by the U.S. Army in operations around the world.