JLG to build engine-removal vehicles for U.S. Navy

  • 19-Apr-2010 04:28 EDT

JLG’s Engine Installation and Removal Vehicle features a state-of-the-art hydraulic system to enable precise placement and removal of engines on a variety of aircraft, including the P-3, C-2, E-2, and C-130.

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has received an initial order to build 26 Engine Installation and Removal Vehicles (EIRVs) for the U.S. Navy. The contract is valued at approximately $4 million. The newest addition to JLG’s line of access solutions, this specially designed vehicle will be used at naval facilities around the world. The EIRV is based on proven JLG telescopic material handler designs and is suitable 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 (8.8 m) and a vertical extension of up to 41 ft (12.5 m). The EIRV has a capacity of 6000 lb (2721 kg) and features four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer for maneuverability in difficult terrain. The EIRV machines will be manufactured in McConnellsburg, PA.

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