JLG Industries will mark the production of its 100,000th telehandler with a charity auction event and other celebrations for customers and employees. JLG made the announcement at the current Intermat show in Paris.
JLG will produce two commemorative telehandlers – a G10-55A and a 4017RS. Each machine will have a custom color scheme comprised of 100,000 tiny JLG logos. The 4017RS unit will be auctioned off during a gala invitation-only event in October. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the buyer’s charity of choice, the company said.
“We sincerely appreciate the loyalty that our customers have shown over the years and this charitable donation is the best way we could think of to give something back,” said Frank Nerenhausen, president of JLG Industries. “Allowing the auction winner to select their charity of choice makes this personal for the buyers, and further reinforces JLG’s commitment to personal attention.”
Before the October auction, the commemorative machines will be available to European customers interested in sales demonstrations. They will also travel to JLG sites across Europe to thank employees for their contributions to JLG’s success. Also a custom machine will be celebrated at JLG manufacturing facilities in the United States.
To illustrate the size of 100,000 telehandlers, using the 4017RS telehandler as the basis, JLG said:
- 100,000 telehandlers parked end to end would reach from Baltimore to Buffalo, N.Y.;
- 100,000 telehandlers stacked in a column would be as tall as 609 Empire State Buildings, including the spire on top;
- 100,000 telehandlers weigh as much as 164,285 full-grown, male African elephants.
JLG entered the telehandler industry with its acquisition of Gradall in 1999. It acquired the SkyTrak and Lull brands in 2003. The company currently produces JLG and Deutz Fahr brands for the European, African and Middle Eastern markets, and JLG and SkyTrak brands for the Americas.
JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company, is based in McConnellsburg, Pa.