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The use of heavy duty tow trucks

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by towingwriter

Heavy duty tow trucks play a vital role in the towing industry because of their ability to tow much larger vehicles like tractors, fire trucks and other large vehicles that normal flatbed tow trucks would not be able to manage.

Heavy duty tow trucks are much more expensive than normal tow trucks due their sheer size and the amount of equipment needed for them. Tow trucks are needed in order to assist with breakdowns and accidents. They are also essential to enforce illegal parking laws. Heavy duty tow trucks are called for when larger vehicles like a fire truck breaks down or a tractor is stuck in a ditch. Only a heavy duty tow truck that is equipped to handle such massive vehicles will be able to help out in this predicament.

Heavy duty tow trucks are equipped with a winch system behind the truck. The vehicles that they are able to tow are held higher off the ground because the winch is placed higher on the body than a smaller tow truck. The vehicle being towed rests on rubber mats at the bottom of the winch boom on the tow truck, resting the rear wheels on the street for towing. Owning a heavy duty tow truck can be extremely profitable, especially if the business is located close to a major highway, thus providing the company with more prospects for towing large vehicles.

Heavy duty tow trucks are sometimes the only type of vehicles that would be able to assist incase of larger sized vehicles that are in need of assistance. With their size and equipment to match, they will be able to provide the best service promptly.

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