JLG builds forklifts for U.S. Army
| March 02, 2012 |
JLG Industries has plans to build a total of 116 All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS II) telescopic forklifts, which will supplement the 2,500 original ATLAS units the United States Army is currently using in operations around the globe.
“The ATLAS II 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 of government products and programs. “These vehicles, which provide exceptional rough terrain capability and versatility, will further improve the ability of our soldiers to quickly and reliably carry out their logistical missions.”
The ATLAS II machines are valued at approximately $20.6 million.
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