JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK], received an order from the United States Army for 214 JLG All-Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) II telehandlers. This contract is valued at $33.7 million, with the first units scheduled for delivery in September.
“This contract demonstrates JLG’s ability to design and manufacture the next generation of military telehandlers capable of meeting the stringent durability, reliability and productivity requirements of the U.S. Army,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG vice president – government products and programs. “We are excited about the ATLAS II and its ability to build on the stellar reputation for material handling versatility, superior reach and the rough terrain performance of the original ATLAS machines.”
The ATLAS II is designed to reach into trucks or shipping containers, lift loads over obstacles, and pick up loads from both above and below grade. It has a maximum reach of 28 ft. (8.5m) and loads of up to 10,000 lb, (4,536 kg) can be lifted as high as 17 ft. (5.2 m). With four-wheel drive, high ground clearance and 173 horsepower, the ATLAS II is built to go through the most rugged terrain.
ATLAS II machines will be engineered with significant upgrades from the original ATLAS design. Improvements include reduced emissions, interchangeable “quick” attachments and increased load handling capabilities. “Lubed for life” components also contribute to significantly reduce maintenance and costs over the life of the machine.The All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) has been in production since 1998, and there are more than 2,500 ATLAS machines currently working in the field for the U.S. Army. The ATLAS II machines will be manufactured in McConnellsburg, Pa.