On September 29, 2014, the American industrial company OshKosh Corporation, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to modernize their extended boom forklift fleet. Valued at $99 Million, the contract calls for OshKosh to update 485 EBFLs, provide 100 armored cabs, and produce replacement parts. The EBFL is a military spec four-wheel drive, rubber-tired forklift with two-wheel, four-wheel and crab steering. The forklift is designed to withstand rough terrain, is self-deployable, and has the capabilities of reaching 35 miles per hour. Without any type of equipment preparation, the EBFL can ford up to 60 inches and is fitted with an armored cab for all weather conditions.

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