JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has received an initial order to build 26 Engine Installation and Removal Vehicles (EIRV) for the U.S. Navy. Valued at approximately $4 million, these specially designed JLG vehicles will be in use at naval facilities around the world.
“The JLG EIRV is the newest addition to a stellar line of combat proven access solutions,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG’ Industries vice president – government products and programs. “A state-of-the-art hydraulic system provides the precision necessary for placing and removing engines on a wide variety of aircraft. The JLG vehicle’s extreme terrain ability allows it to be used in almost any environment.”
The EIRV is based on proven JLG® telescopic material handler designs and is ideal for placing or removing engines on many common aircraft, including the P-3, C-2, E-2 and C-130. It has a horizontal outreach of 29 ft. (8.8m) and a vertical extension of up to 41 ft. (12.5m). The EIRV has a capacity of 6,000 lb. (2,721 kg); and with four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer, the EIRV can maneuver in the most difficult terrain. The EIRV machines will be manufactured in McConnellsburg, Pa.