JCB has been awarded a contract to supply up to 206 of its industry-exclusive telescopic compact track loaders, the 3TS-8T Teleskid, to the United States Marine Corps. Competing against other top OEMs, JCB secured the bid for the Marine Corp’s Multi-Terrain Loader (MTL) Replacement program. The JCB Teleskid will become the future MTL for the USMC. The initial delivery order is for $19 million, and JCB projects first delivery to the Marine Corps prior to the end of the year.

“We are thrilled to win this contract from the Marine Corps for the JCB Teleskid, the world’s only skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom,” says Richard Fox-Marrs, president & CEO of JCB North America. “This machine is designed, engineered, and manufactured by our talented team in Savannah, Georgia, who also produce the commercial Teleskid that we sell globally. The military and commercial versions of the JCB Teleskid are almost identical.”