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Jerr-Dan: The Complete Auto Recovery Solution

Fallsway Equipment Company is a proud supplier of Jerr-Dan Auto Recovery Vehicles. We are one of the largest suppliers of these wreckers and rollback trucks in the greater Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania area due to our state-of-the-art facility in Akron, OH that allows us to design, install, and paint units to our customer’s unique specifications.

With beginnings reaching back to 1959, Jerr-Dan continues to be a leader in the towing and auto recovery business. They succeed because of their unmatched commitment to continual innovation, creating the highest quality products, exceptional customer service, and a great distribution network. Each piece of equipment is designed and upfitted based on the needs and wants of the customer. No matter the application or the specifications, extraordinary tow support is imminent.

Jerr-Dan Wreckers

These masterfully engineered pieces of equipment effortlessly and safely handle every job, from simple breakdowns to complex and heavy retrievals. We understand wreckers need to be tough and easy to use, therefore we create a customer-oriented in every truck. Different wreckers include:

  • Standard Duty: Includes aluminum and steel body models handling loads of 3,500 lbs. – 6,000 lbs.
  • Medium Duty: 16 Ton Integrated and Independent Models are available.
  • Heavy Duty: Integrated Models come in 25, 35, and 50 Ton.  Independent Models come in 35, 50, and 60 Ton.

Jerr-Dan Rollbacks

Whether the application requires an aluminum or steel deck, each carrier features the innovative “No-Lube” technology from Jerr-Dan, which results in valuable maintenance savings. Different rollbacks, all which ensure power, control, and safety, are:

  • Standard Duty: Models come in either steel or aluminum, and handles up to 6 tons.
  • Medium Duty: This unit comes in different deck lengths with a 7.5 or 8.5-ton capacity.
  • Heavy Duty/Industrial: Models cover 10 and 15-ton capacity.
  • Multi-Car: Carry up to 4 cars at once.

Jerr-Dan believes in durability and versatility. As a result, each wrecker and rollback is engineered for power, quality, and reliability. Learn more about the benefits of the industry leader in the towing and recovery business by contacting us today!

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Jerr-Dan Wrecker

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Jerr-Dan Rollback

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Mistakes when Spec’ing & Selecting a Service Body

There is much that can go wrong when spec’ing and selecting the right service body for a work truck.  It can cost you thousands of dollars from lost productivity, possible driver injury, and vehicle downtime due to improper upfits.  Below are some common mistakes when spec’ing and selecting a service body.

Using Real Numbers

When designing and spec’ing a service body, it is extremely important you use the correct measurements and accurate numbers when gauging upfit needs.

Misundering the Job’s need

Often, a fleet manager may not understand the short and long-term purposes a job requires.

Overlooking Organizational Options

A common mistake upfitters often come across is under spec’ing a service body without organizational options like drawer systems, tool cubbies, bins, and other parts and accessories necessary for the job.

Short-Sighted

Don’t focus on the present, think about the future usage of the truck.  The business needs may change and future job requirements may vary depending on regional laws and environmental impacts.  Upfitt for impacts that may happen for any future needs.

Start considering Material Options

Not paying attention to alternative materials to what may be considered traditionally used materials while spec’ing an upfit can get you in trouble.  The DOT limit has stayed the same at 10,000-pounds, so building with lightweight materials such as aluminum and steel can directly impact the payload of the vehicle in a positive way.

Attention to Safety

Never forget the importance of keeping your driver safe.  Safety should be a top consideration during every step when selecting and spec’ing out a service body upfit.

Total Cost of Ownership

Ignoring the total cost of ownership may negatively affect you.  Some materials may have more of an impact on factors such as fuel economy and operating costs.

Would you like more information about upfitting a work truck for your fleet?  Contact one of our truck equipment specialists today at 330-633-6000!

 

 

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