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ATLAS

All-terrain forklift

ATLAS

The ATLAS forklift is used to load, unload and transport containers, pallets, boxes and other loads

 
 
Entered service 1997
Crew 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 13.9 / 14.5 t
Length 9.1 m
Width 2.6 m
Height 2.7 m
Performance
Lifting capacity 2.7 / 4.5 t
Maximum reach 7.4 m
Maximum lift height ~ 10 m
Mobility
Engine Cummins 6BT5.9-C165 diesel
Engine power 165 hp
Maximum road speed 37 km/h
Range 400 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 45%
Side slope ?
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 0.76 m
Fording (with preparation) 0.9 m

 

   The All-Terrain Lifter Army System or ATLAS was developed by TRAK International. It is a further development of the TRAK 6000M, that performed exceptionally well during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Production contract was awarded in 1995. Production commenced in 1997. Over 2 500 ATLAS forklifts were delivered to the US Army and reserve units. This machine has been exported to Afghanistan (more than 100), Egypt, Iraq, South Korea and Turkey. Production of the original ATLAS is now complete. In 2007 a contract was awarded for a follow-on ATLAS II.

   The ATLAS forklift was specially designed to handle the US Air Force 463L pallet. This all-terrain telescopic handler is also used to load and unload pallets, boxes and other loads from transport vehicles and 20 ft containers. It can handle supplies such as ammunition and missiles. It can also handle MLRS and HIMARS pods with rockets. This machine has the capability to accept dual carriages. Maximum lifting capacity is 2.7 t or 4.5 t, depending on the carriage. Telescopic boom allows deep access inside trucks and shipping containers. Maximum reach is 7.4 m from the front tyres. It can also accept attachments such as fork-mounted bucket.

   This military forklift is operated by a single man. Vehicle has a fully enclosed cab, that provides protection from roll-over and falling objects. Some US Army machines used in Iraq were fitted with add-on armor kit for their cabs. This machine carries no defensive armament as it is intended to operate with support and logistics units.

   The ATLAS is powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins 6BT5.9-C165 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 165 hp. This machine has 3 steer modes, including front-wheel, all-wheel and crab steer. The crab steer is used for parallel driving when operating close to walls or other objects. This forklift has good mobility due to its four-wheel drive. It can operate over rough terrain and unimproved surfaces.

    The ATLAS can operate in various climatic conditions, ranging from -32C to +49C. This military machine can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft. It is prepared for flight within 15 minutes.

   In 2007 production contract was awarded to JLG for the new ATLAS II military forklifts. Initial requirement was for 566 machines. However contracts for additional machines began to follow soon after. The ATLAS II is an updated version of its predecessor. It is a more versatile machine and has improved load handling capabilities.

 

 
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