OshKosh Modernizes the U.S. Marine Corps Forklift Fleet

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.

The modernization of the Extended Boom Forklifts will be done to increase the life and capabilities of the fleet while providing a low risk solution. The program will also increase operator protection in high risk and high threat environments. Work will be completed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and has an expected completion by September 2019. As a designer and producer of specialty trucks, Oshkosh has provided the U.S. military with over 11,000 heavy and medium tactical wheeled vehicles since 1960. Their products are focused under four business groups: access equipment, defense, fire & emergency, and commercial industries.

Founded in 1917, Oshkosh hires 13,200 employees and serves the worldwide market. Having met over $8.18 Billion in yearly revenue, the company is the 8th top contractor of the U.S. government and remains a world leader in trucks and military vehicles. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Fasteners, strives to be a premier distributor of all OshKosh Corp parts that support both commercial and US military applications. We carry a comprehensive inventory of parts as well as the database and procurement capabilities to help you meet all your requirements. Contact us today at sales@asap-fasteners.com.


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