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JLG Awarded Contract for Telehandlers Headed to Iraq

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

McCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK], announced today that it has received an Foreign Military Sales (FMS) order from the U.S. Army’s Tank-automotive Armaments Command (TACOM) for 54 JLG® G6-23A telehandlers. Valued at $3.6 million with delivery scheduled to begin August 2009, this is the latest order under a 2006 contract with TACOM for JLG telehandlers. It brings the total value of the contract to $26 million and 386 units, all of which are working in the field for the Afghan and Iraqi governments.

“JLG telehandlers have a myriad of applications and have proven to be exceptionally useful and reliable tools for military forces around the world. These telehandlers are destined for Iraq to support the Iraqi military in construction, rebuild and material handling applications as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom,” said Denny Buterbaugh, JLG vice president – Government Products and Programs.

JLG telehandlers are engineered, tested and manufactured to provide years of reliable use in demanding conditions, terrain and applications. “We’re extremely pleased to be supplying these high-performance models through the FMS program. The success of this contract demonstrates JLG’s ability to continually meet the demanding telehandler requirements set by our foreign military customers,” added Buterbaugh.

The G6-23A model features all-wheel steering for maneuverability, a powerful 100-hp, side-mounted engine and a spacious cab with wrap-around dash. It includes an on-board analyzer to assist with trouble shooting and to allow the operator to set preferences from the cab. This model has a maximum lifting capacity of 6,600 lb (2,994 kg) and a maximum lifting height of 23 feet (6.88 m). Additionally, the G6-23A can be used with a wide range of attachments including buckets, bale clamps and work platforms to enhance its flexibility.

JLG will manufacture the telehandlers for this order at its facility in McConnellsburg, Pa.

For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., log onto the company website at www.jlg.com.

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