Low-profile carrier is first of its type in the industry
Hagerstown, MD (December 4, 2019) – Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) and a single brand leader in the towing and recovery business, is launching its new multi-car carrier at the American Towman Exposition, Dec. 4-7, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The new carrier allows a fourth car to be towed with the optional underlift.
Jerr-Dan’s current multi-car carrier – which was built on a 7.5-ton single/tandem axle subframe – is being replaced by an 8.5-ton frame. This makes Jerr-Dan the first in the industry to offer a low profile (XLP) three-car carrier with a fourth car option on this level of frame capacity.
Mounting the three-car carrier to a larger subframe offers additional benefits, such as:
- Reducing the carrier deck off the top of the frame height by two inches
- Lowering the center of gravity of the load for more stability
- Providing an additional one-ton structural capacity
- Reducing the main deck height to allow for transport of taller loads, making navigation under bridges and through tunnels more efficient
- Delivering easier access to the lower deck for tasks such as securing tie-downs
“Our new multi-car carrier delivers a more innovative product at the same investment level as our original design,” said Mike VanAken, director of product management and marketing at Jerr-Dan. “This new carrier has the high-quality features of our 7.5-ton carrier including an optional wheel lift system that can transport up to four cars.”
Jerr-Dan’s new multi-car carrier is backed by its 1/3/5 XLP product warranty, which includes one-year full coverage, three-year hydraulic coverage and five-year structural coverage. To learn more about the new carrier, visit jerrdan.com/equipment/carriers/multi-car.
About Jerr-Dan Corporation
Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is a leading manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment. Its full line includes light-duty, medium- duty and heavy-duty carriers and wreckers, industrial transporters and four-car carriers. The company is headquartered in Hagerstown, MD., and its products are backed by industry leading warranties and a strong service network dedicated to the towing professional. To learn more about Jerr-Dan, visit www.jerrdan.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
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