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What Kind Of Tow Truck Is Best?

Nov 3

Before cars, people tow vehicles. More specifically, large animals were used to pull down the cars from the mud, snow, and other obstacles. These vehicles would have been abandoned otherwise.


Canada has an enormous tow truck in the. The giant machine was manufactured by local Industries and came with a fixed and durable crane attached to the back.


Flatbed Tow Truck

ShareFlatbed trucks are sometimes called a "slide" and "rollback," depending on how they work. The main feature of the flatbed tow truck is its long hydraulic flatbed, which inclines and has the back end dropping down to the ground. To tow the car, it must be pulled onto the truck's bed and secured.


Flatbeds are the most common type of tow truck and can be used for many purposes. Because the vehicle being towed is securely secured, and the flatbed is elevated from the ground, flatbeds are a great option. Flatbed trucks can be equipped with a winch to pull vehicles onto the bed.


Hook and Chain Tow Trucks

ShareThe hook and chain tow truck is the most common type of tow vehicle. It's also the one you will recognize the most. These tow trucks can put too much pressure on the cars being towed, so they aren’t used as often.


The hook and chain truck is named after the hook and chain that can be used to tow vehicles. The clip attaches to the vehicle's axle or bumper, which can be strained or damaged by travel. 


These trucks are often unused because the chain can scratch the vehicle's body. This truck is not recommended for use with 4x4 or all-wheel trucks as it could cause damage to the drivetrain.


Wheel-Lift Tow Truck

ShareThe wheel-lift tow truck evolved from the hook and chain tow trucks. However, they operate differently. These trucks do not use a theme or a chain. Instead, they use a metal yoke that touches the wheels. 


The collar attaches to the vehicle's drive wheels. It can be either front or back, depending on its car. This is where a pneumatic or hydraulic hoist lifts the vehicle into the air.


Although this truck doesn't provide the same protection as a flatbed truck, it can prevent damage to the bumper and the body of your vehicle from being scratched by chains.