JLG Industries will manufacture 26 Engine Installation and Removal Vehicles (EIRVs), which will be used at all the US naval facilities around the world.

The company’s vice president Denny Buterbaugh said the JLG EIRV is the newest addition to the line-up of combat-proven access solutions.

“A state-of-the-art hydraulic system provides the precision necessary for placing and removing engines on a wide variety of aircraft,” said Buterbaugh.

“The JLG vehicle’s extreme terrain ability allows it to be used in almost any environment.”

Based on proven JLG telescopic material handler designs, the EIRV is often used to place or remove engines on many common aircraft including the P-3, C-2, E-2 and C-130.

The four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer EIRV has a horizontal outreach of 8.8m, a vertical extension of up to 12.5m and a capacity of 2,721kg.

Manufacturing work for the $4m contract will be carried out at the company’s facility in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.