Deutz, JLG Announce Reman AWP Engine Program

By pdamon25 April 2016

Deutz Corp., Norcross, Ga. and JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., have announced a new agreement for remanufactured engines for JLG’s aerial work platform (AWP) reconditioning program.

The agreement calls for Deutz to provide remanufactured diesel engines for JLG’s reconditioning program with Deutz Xchange engines.

As part of its reconditioning program, AWP engines are remanufactured or resealed, and the machine’s boom is refurbished, JLG said.  The program provides buyers with an option to buying new equipment at approximately half the cost of a new unit.  It also reduces the amount of material destined for landfills, saving 12 tons of steel, water, and other resources when compared to manufacturing a new machine.

Christopher Mellott, JLG vice president of aftermarket sales in North America said the JLG reconditioning program, “has very strict OEM guidelines that we follow for all of our reconditioned products. Our scope of work is very detailed, making our reconditioning program similar to our new manufacturing program.  In the end, customers receive a machine that has the same reliability as a new one.”

To supply JLG with enough remanufactured engines for its reconditioning program, Deutz’s Pendergrass, Ga., facility has increased production from approximately five engines per day to eight.  A streamlined process will allow Deutz to deliver Xchange engines to JLG’s Bedford, Pa., facility on a just-in-time basis, controlling inventory costs while still meeting JLG customers’ expectations on turn-around time for their machines, Deutz said.

“JLG was particularly pleased with the three-year transferrable warranty that we offer on all our Deutz Xchange engines,” said Robert Mann, Deutz 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.”

The Deutz-JLG partnership has already begun to pay dividends for both companies. 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.

“We’re very excited about this program,” said Michael Klco, director of service sales for Deutz. “We strongly feel that this agreement with JLG is a testament to the detailed process we follow to provide top-quality remanufactured engines.”

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