Jerr-Dan and JLG team up for transport solution
By Euan Youdale20 March 2017
Towing and recovery specialist Jerr-Dan Corporation and JLG Industries, both part of Oshkosh Corporation, are joining forces to produce the 10 Ton Rental Spec (RS) Carrier for use in the equipment rental industry.
It resulted from demands from rental companies in the US for a carrier that would allow them to transport their rental equipment and machinery, and it will be available exclusively for the rental industry through JLG, starting July 2017.
Jeff Irr, director of sales and marketing for Jerr-Dan, said, “The new innovation is only possible because of the synergies between Jerr-Dan and JLG integrating manufacturing knowledge and engineering expertise in order to bring a ground-breaking product to the rental industry currently not available.”
“We are thrilled to see this new built-to-last carrier come to fruition and provide the rental industry with a product,” said Bob Nelson, vice president for North America Sales & Service for JLG Industries. “We’re proud to partner with our sister company, Jerr-Dan, and highlight the strength of our Access Equipment market capabilities.”
The Jerr-Dan 10 Ton RS Carrier dual operating box located on each side of the carrier was modeled after the aerial work platform control panels designed by JLG allowing carrier operators to easily identify functions and operate the carrier. Some of the carrier’s standard features will include the following: all steel deluxe headboard with integrated 24 inch long grab handles and chain racks; hardwood decking made with Brazilian Apitong wood available in 24 ft, 26 ft and 28 ft length; anti-skid yellow paint treatment; full function wireless remote control, LED lighting and a deck-mounted 3-step fold-out ladder.
In addition, the 10 Ton RS Carrier has lower mounted bed heights which allows for easier loading and unloading, and no special chassis modification needed. Jerr-Dan’s No-Lubetechnology features low maintenance slide pads and pivot joints.