Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company and a manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment, today introduced a new 5-Ton Diamond Plate panel deck. The new panel deck will make its industry debut at the Florida Independent Tow show in Tampa, Fla., March 26-29. The 5-Ton panel deck is engineered to deliver a cost-effective combination of strength and durability -- all in a lighter weight carrier.

Available in 19-, 20- and 21-foot lengths and 96- or 102-inch widths, the 5-Ton Diamond Plate panel deck features 50 ksi corrosion-resistant decking and crossmember combination panels on 8-inch centers for maximum strength. In addition, the design and low deck height offer improved load distribution and more legal payload than comparable models.

“This new 5-Ton panel deck fits nicely into Jerr-Dan’s full line, designed to offer towing professionals more choices to meet the needs of their operations,” said Mike Walter, Jerr-Dan Corporation president. “It’s the ideal combination of a lightweight, yet strong and durable deck that all adds up to a greater return on investment.”

Standard features include Jerr-Dan’s exclusive No-Lube technology with greaseless major pivot points and composite slide pads for reduced maintenance costs. Other standard features include chain storage pockets, adjustable tilt stabilizer bumpers and eight key slots for easier tie-downs. An optional Zero-Degree Wheel Lift design provides the best clearance to load and tow even the lowest profile cars.

“We’ve packed a tremendous number of features into the new, lightweight 5-Ton Diamond Plate panel deck,” said Walter. “The bottom line is that dollar for dollar it delivers extraordinary long-term value.”