If there is an accident or a break down of vehicle or the vehicle has run down into a culvert or an embankment, or jumped off into a ditch, then you will surely have to get it hauled up and towed away to a garage. A tow truck wrecker is what you will have to summon to get the vehicle out. A tow truck wrecker, popularly known as tow truck, is also called a recovery truck or a breakdown truck or a breakdown lorry.
Tow trucks are designed differently for meeting different needs. A tow truck with an adjustable boom is the right choice when the vehicle has to be taken out of a place where it is difficult to drag it out. This will be the case when the vehicle has plunged into a culvert or a ditch, or slid down a steep embankment. In such instances, the vehicles will have to be first lifted out and then towed away. The vehicle is lifted out using the hooks and chains tied around the axle or frame of the vehicle. Slings could also be used, but then you might land up with the bumpers scratched. Once lifted out, a boom is used to lift it out. A wheel lift can be used when you need to lift the drive wheel, whether the rear wheels or the front wheels. The vehicle is then hoisted using a hydraulic hoist and then towed away. Sometimes the vehicle is not in a condition to be towed. It might have to be hauled away. In such cases, you will have to haul the vehicle using a winch and placed onto the flatbed mounted on the truck.
Tow truck wreckers can be either heavy duty trucks or light duty trucks. Tow trucks are also used in sports where they turn to become wrecker tow trucks with the one that lasts long becoming the winner.
Usually it is the highway authorities that take care of towing if the need arises on the highways. There are private agencies who provide towing services. All you need to do is to call them up over your mobile or send a text message. Many of the agencies who offer these services are able to locate the closest tow truck wreckers available in the vicinity. They will inform them and get you a fast service. Modern tracking devices using the GPS system is often used to locate the tow truck wrecker on their maps closest to the site of the incident and inform them the details.
Tow trucks are important. So, its quality must be looked into before anything else.
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