JCB to Supply USMC with Teleskids

March 28, 2024
JCB secured the contract through the Corp's Multi-Terrain Loader Replacement program.

JCB signed a contract to supply STS-8T Teleskid telescoping boom compact track loaders to the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

JCB secured the $39 million bid through the Marine Corp’s Multi-Terrain Loader (MTL) Replacement program. The initial delivery order for up to 206 telehandlers is for $19 million.

The Teleskid has a hinge pin height of 13 feet. It has a rated operating capacity of up to 3,700 pounds and a travel speed of 7.8 mph. The Teleskid offers side-door entry which increases visibility and enhances safety by providing a quick and obstacle-free exit, according to the company.

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"We are thrilled to win this contract from the Marine Corps for the JCB Teleskid,” said Richard Fox-Marrs, president/CEO, in a statement. “This machine is designed, engineered and manufactured by our talented team in Savannah, Georgia, who also produce the commercial Teleskid that we sell globally."

This contract also includes a selection of attachments, allowing the USMC to complete a variety of mission requirements with the Teleskid.

JCB projects it will make its first delivery to the Marine Corps before the end of 2024.

Source: JCB

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