Jerr-Dan Receives Patent for Automatic Wheel Grid

Jerr-Dan, an Oshkosh Corporation company, reports that the Jerr-Dan XLP Autogrid automatic wheel grid option introduced in 2022 received a patent for both design and operation on January 31, 2023. The XLP Carrier Autogrid, a wheel grid used on carriers and other tow vehicles, allows an operator to hook to a car quickly and easily without manually installing L-Arms.

“We knew that the Autogrid would be a game-changer when we applied for the patent last year,” said Todd Werner, Chief Engineer. “The bar anyone must meet to obtain a U.S. Patent is that the product is ‘new and useful.’ Our Autogrid has been on the market for more than half a year, and users agree that it is both.”

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