Jerr-Dan receives order from Vietnam for 14 towing vehicles

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The Jerr-Dan HPL-3560 standard-duty towing and recovery vehicle.

Jerr-Dan Corporation of Greencastle, an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment, announced that it has received an order for 14 vehicles —12 Jerr-Dan HPL-3560 standard-duty wreckers and two Jerr-Dan MDL 320 medium-duty wreckers.

The Vietnam Ministry of Public Security, Police Department ordered the trucks, which will be delivered and placed into service in Hanoi this fall.

“This order from the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security is testament to the strength of our products, and we look forward to serving our customer in Vietnam with the reliable wreckers,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president, Fire & Emergency and interim president of Jerr-Dan Corporation. “We continue to make inroads throughout Southeast Asia with sales such as these that demonstrate the increased awareness and preference for our towing and recovery vehicles that have always been recognized for their outstanding reliability and durability in the United States.”

The HPL-3560 fully-welded steel wrecker bodies will be mounted on Ford F-550 chassis. The wreckers feature a self-contained recovery boom with capacities from 4 to 12 tons, and an extended underlift with 3,500 lbs of capacity. The units also offer dual manual wheel lift controls and a six-function hydraulic wheel lift system for easier vehicle loading.

Other notable features include: a rugged, fully welded steel body; diamond-plate decking for strength and good looks; and in deck L-Arm storage tubes for convenience. Available options for the HPL-3560 include a wide variety of hydraulically powered recovery booms, winches, toolboxes, lighting packages and towing accessories.

The MDL 320 medium-duty wrecker bodies will be mounted on Hino chassis. The lightweight, composite body resists stress cracks and never rusts. With its long underlift and negative tilt crossbar, the MDL 320 allows for easier reach, especially when making downhill recoveries. The underreach and boom are mounted to the chassis subframe to transfer forces away from the body, reducing wear.