Terex Awarded Military Contract for Telehandlers

Terex Corp. announces that it has been awarded an $18.9 million contract to build 200 5,000-pound capacity Terex TX51-19MD light rough-terrain forklifts (LRTF) for the U.S. Marine Corps through its Terex Government Programs unit in Stafford, Va. The initial delivery order is for more than 100 units, totaling $9 million.

The Terex TX51-19MD LRTF is a field-proven telehandler that has been in the USMC inventory since 2001. The TX51-19MD, manufactured by Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Redmond, Wash., is a militarized version of the original commercial model to meet the rigorous demands of the USMC, which includes fording, beach operations, helo-transport, and the full spectrum of military lifting missions.

“We are pleased to continue to supply our rugged equipment to the USMC,” said Dave Gillrie, GM Global Products, Terex AWP. “Genie and Terex compact rough-terrain telehandlers are designed to meet the most extreme conditions of both commercial and military customers. These versatile machines respond flexibly and reliably to every mission, and they are specifically designed for ease of operation and service."

Terex also will be providing a tailored, extended five-year warranty through its Genie 360° global services to ensure operational readiness for the Fleet Marine Forces. Genie 360 global support can be expanded for military customers with field service representatives to provide certified work in restricted areas and during operational contingencies.