JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company announced today that it has received two orders for approximately $51 million from the U.S. Army to build a total of 311 JLG All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS II) telescopic forklifts. The first shipments of these products are slated to support U.S. Army logistics in Afghanistan.
â€śThe ATLAS II telescopic forklift can reach over obstacles to place loads, weighing up to 10,000 lb. (4,536 kg), into trucks or shipping containers,â€ť said Denny Buterbaugh, JLGâ€™s vice president â€“ government products and programs. â€śThe tremendous versatility of these rugged machines, combined with their exceptional rough terrain capability were among the factors that influenced the U.S. Army chose JLG for its rough terrain material handling equipment needs.â€ť
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. Manufactured in McConnellsburg, PA, the ATLAS II machines will supplement the 2,500 original ATLAS units being utilized by the U.S. Army in operations around the world.