JLG wins $10m Afghanistan contract top up

JLG contract to refurbish US military machines now worth total of $74m

Equipment needs 'resetting' after stress of combat.
Equipment needs 'resetting' after stress of combat.

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JLG has won a $10.2 million contract extension, to 'reset' equipment provided to the US military and deployed in the Afghanistan theatre.

JLG, which sells a range of telehandlers to the US military, will carry out a service programme designed to reverse the effects of combat stress on equipment, ensuring that machines are “reset” to optimal condition.

In total the contract is now worth $73.8 million, with JLG's refurbishment work concentrating on its SkyTrak 6000M, ATLAS, and ATLAS II military telehandlers, as well as other construction equipment deployed in Afghanistan.

The JLG military service team will perform the work in Bagram and Kandahar, Afghanistan, through Aug. 9, 2013.

“JLG has performed refurbishment work for the Army since August 2004. We are especially proud of this partnership and the opportunity it affords us to support our troops serving in the field with robust, reliable JLG equipment,” said ,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG Industries vice president – government products and programs.

 

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