MANUFACTURER • GREENCASTLE, PA

History of Danco Products

This goal of excellence has been a trademark of Danco since its beginning in 1973. The president and founder, Dan Reynolds, began acquiring mechanical experience working on his family’s farm as a young boy. Dan continued honing his mechanical skills as a machinist in a local metal working plant. His co-founding of Jerr-Dan Corporation was the beginning of his pursuit of entrepreneurship. Dan later transferred his assets from Jerr-Dan into the formation of Danco Products and purchased the Grove Agricultural Division. The Danco farm equipment continues to prove durable through many years of service.

In 1983, Danco added the manufacturing of rollbacks to its production. Danco’s farm equipment customers were looking for the same durable qualities in a towing vehicle. Design through AutoCAD programming and the utilization of computerized machinery in the manufacturing process produces rollbacks of excellent quality.Along with the variety of models and sizes of rollbacks, Danco added the patented SWIVEL rollback. The new SWIVEL lives up to the Danco name. The special feature of maneuvering quickly to recover a vehicle adds to the towman’s profit. Its unique maneuverability also enhances operator safety in highway recovery. Crowded parking lots are no longer the dreaded tasks. The new Swivel is today’s answer for future challenges.

In 2004, Danco expanded to a new 17,000 square foot manufacturing facility. This houses a state-of-the art paint process along with a streamline assembly area. The new plant is located directly across the street from the original facility. MORE.......

1973

Dan Reynolds takes his assets from the Jerr-Dan Corporation to form Danco Products. Starting out as a sub machine shop for local industries.

1976

Danco purchases the former Grove Agriculture Division from Jerr-DanCorporation, and begins producing a large range of hydraulic farm equipment.

1983

Danco started manufacturing and
marketing rollbacks under the name
Shadow Carriers. Many of these units
are still in operation today.

1985

Danco builds its first version of the 3 & 4 car carrier. Due to the increased requests for the 2 car carrier Danco begins its endeavors to start producing multi car haulers along with flat beds.

1988

During a time of steady growth Danco soon outgrows its facilities and moves operations to its current location at:411 South Cedar LaneGreencastle, PA

1996

Danco manufacturers the first patented swivel/rotating car carrier designed for the towing and recovery industry. The Swivel helps the operator to perform safe and quick recoveries without blocking traffic.

2001

Danco introduces the all aluminum 3 Car “Pac Rat” carrier. A new design that is capable of hauling 3 cars without requiring a CDL. It utilizes a weight transfer design.

2004

During a time of steady growth Danco soon outgrows its facilities and moves operations to its current location at:411 South Cedar LaneGreencastle, PA

2006

Danco starts the production of its wrecker line. The first to be revealed is the 8 Ton Prowler, which is an integrated wrecker with hydraulic stiff legs, an industry first.

2006

With popular demands of the 8 Ton Prowler Danco shortly came out with the 12 Ton Prowler Series having many of the same popular features along with more lifting and towing capacity.

2007

With increasing demands for a car carrier with side pulling capability. Danco designs and builds the Sidewinding Cab Protectorwhich allows the operator to winch offeither side of the carrier.

2007

Danco manufacturers the first American recovery crane. The Mantis RC70 is a crane that mounts along with a rollback and takes the place of bringing a wrecker outto a recovery scene.

2008

Danco has just released into production the new 16 Ton Falcon a true medium duty integrated wrecker for the towing and recovery industry.

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