Deutz Corp. will provide JLG Industries with Deutz Xchange remanufactured engines for JLG’s aerial work platform reconditioning program, the companies announced. According to Christopher Mellott, JLG vice president of aftermarket sales in North America, the JLG reconditioning program is a leader in the lift and access, construction and rental industries.
“JLG was particularly pleased with the three-year transferrable warranty that we offer on all our Deutz Xchange engines,” said Robert Mann, Deutz Corp. president and CEO. “That warranty, our quality product, and the fact that our remanufactured engines can be serviced by any Deutz distributor, were key factors that helped us earn this business.”
“JLG has very strict OEM guidelines that we follow for all of our reconditioned products,” said Mellott. “Our scope of work is very detailed, making our reconditioning program similar to our new manufacturing program. In the end, the customer receives a machine that has the same reliability as a new one.”
As part of the reconditioning program, AWP engines are remanufactured or resealed, and the machine’s boom is refurbished. This program helps buyers who are looking to grow their fleets or replace worn equipment with another option at approximately half the cost of a new unit. It also reduces the amount of material sent to landfills, saving 12 tons of steel, water and other resources when compared to manufacturing a new machine.
“We were looking for a global partner that could support our growth and provide quality product and support,” added Mellott.
To supply JLG with enough remanufactured engines for its reconditioning program, Deutz’s Pendergrass, Ga., facility has increased production from about five engines per day to eight. A streamlined process will allow Deutz to deliver Xchange engines to JLG’s Bedford, Pa., plant on a just-in-time basis, controlling inventory costs while still meeting JLG customers’ needs on turn-around time for their machines.
The Deutz-JLG partnership has already begun to pay dividends for both companies, as one of North America’s largest equipment rental companies recently purchased 137 reconditioned AWP units from JLG, explicitly requiring that Deutz Xchange engines be installed in each machine, the companies said.