JLG partners with Deutz for reconditioning
By Euan Youdale25 April 2016
Deutz will provide its Xchange remanufactured engines for JLG’s aerial work platform reconditioning programme.
“JLG was particularly pleased with the” said Robert Mann, DEUTZ Corporation’s president and CEO. “That warranty, our quality product, and the fact
Two of the reasons for choosing Xchange engines is the three-year transferrable warranty and that remanufactured engines can be serviced by any Deutz Corporation distributor.
As part of the reconditioning program, AWP engines are replaced or resealed, and the machine’s boom is refurbished. This program provides buyers looking to grow their fleets or replace worn equipment with another option at approximately half the cost of a new unit, says the manufacturer. It also reduces the amount of material destined for landfills, saving 12 tonnes of steel, water, and other resources when compared to manufacturing a new machine.
To supply JLG with enough remanufactured engines for its reconditioning program, Deutz’s Pendergrass, Georgia, USA, facility has increased production from approximately five engines per day to eight. Meaning they can be supplied to JLG's Bedford, Pennsylvania, facility on a just-in-time basis.
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.”