Recovery vehicles have a part to play in many organisations, whether as a means of providing roadside assistance during breakdowns or to help remove damaged or abandoned vehicles in extreme circumstances. And you can choose from a broad selection of used recovery vehicles right here, with different makes, models and specifications available alongside one another for ease of comparison. Trucks of this kind can be relatively basic, offering a simple flatbed body at the rear to accommodate a single vehicle. They can also be bigger and better equipped and capable of transporting larger loads and more crew members across long distances, so the choice is yours.
The basic components of a recovery vehicle to consider are the cab, the body and the included equipment that will enable it to master its particular niche in the market. A day cab is common on smaller trucks, while crew cabs that seat up to six or even include sleeping quarters can be found on larger vehicles. There are also recovery vehicles which have been adapted from popular panel van platforms which offer manoeuvrability and efficiency.
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Iveco Stralis with NRC Quick Swap Recovery Equipment
2012 | Recovery Vehicle
2012 Iveco Stralis AD 420 4x2 day cab 438,284 kms Fully refurbished & remounted NRC Quick-Swap Tilt boom underlift with lifting tag axle Refurbished dyson lockers system & new plastic cabinet with roller shutters by Strongs Hyd winch, forks+Holders Wheel Recovery Vehicles
Iveco Eurocargo 75E15
1997 | Recovery Vehicle | 7500kg
75E15, 1997, 7.5 tonne recovery Truck, electrical winch & ramps, good working condition, 12 months M.O.T, Transmission Speed: manual, Steering Wheel Side: Right Hand Drive, Fuel Type: dieselCab Type: Standard Cab4x2
2012 | Recovery Vehicle
Crafter CR50.Reg Plate: AE12 GUO.Twin Wheel.Plant Recovery Truck.Beavertail.2.5 Tonne Winch.
MAN Unknown FE35.360
2004 | Recovery Vehicle
7.5 Tonne, 20ft box, manual gearbox
Mercedes-Benz Actros 2536L
2005 | Recovery Vehicle
2005 MERCEDES ACTROS 2536, 3 PEDAL, 31' BEAVERTAIL RECOVERY AND PLANT BODY WITH HYDRAULIC RAM AND 14TON SUPER WINCH, MOT TILL SEPT/2018 AVAILABLE NOW!!!
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 Twin Deck Transporter
2008 | Recovery Vehicle
2008 (58) Iveco 75-E-16 7.5ton , Steel Twin Deck Transporter body with tuck away rear vehicle lift, Day Cab , Auto Gearbox, 263369km, Steel pullout ramps, P.T.O operation 8,000lbs Hydraulic winch with wonder lead remote, Plastic side storage locker Recovery Vehicles
Foden Unknown 500 Heavy Recovery Truck
1989 | Recovery Vehicle
Foden Heavy Recovery Truck 66 ton 500hp Cummins With Eaton Gearbox Heavy Duty Rear Axles 6x4 Double Drive Proper Heavy Piece Of Kit Pulls Fully Loaded 44 Ton Everything Works As It Should
Stock Number: FUW
Mileage: 71408 Kms
DAF LF45 .150
2001 | Recovery Vehicle
LF 45.150 RECOVERY TRUCK WITH TOOL BOX ALUMINIUM RAMPS ONE OWNER FROM NEW VERY LOW KMS VEHICLE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION £3950+V.A.T
Renault Unknown 180.12
2001 | Recovery Vehicle
2001 18 TON LORY WITH BIG WINCH PLANT BODY LOADS OFF PAPERWORK TRUCK RUNS WELL £2495 PLUS VAT
Volvo FL 614
2017 | Recovery Vehicle
FL614 RECOVERY TRUCK
Many trucks of this type will combine a flatbed load area with a winch mechanism to allow cars and other equipment that needs to be transported to be hauled on to the recovery vehicle quickly and with little effort. The body should also come with ramps to facilitate loading, with beavertail ramps being common on many trucks in this category. Of course, some recovery vehicles will eschew the traditional load bed and instead have a smaller area at the rear dominated by a winch frame. This lets them lift the front end of a vehicle which needs to be towed while leaving its rear wheels in contact with the road, allowing for a quick pick-up and drop-off of cars which only need to be transported short distances. In essence, there is a recovery vehicle for every occasion.
Winches may be electric or hydraulically powered, with the former requiring less maintenance while the latter offers plenty of power. Some models may even come with integrated loader boom arms which mean that a ramp is not required to place a vehicle on the flatbed body. And irrespective of the included kit or the age of the truck, you should give a used recovery vehicle a thorough inspection to make sure everything is in working order and still has plenty of use left in it.
In addition to these key features, you can then select a recovery vehicle based on the other capabilities it offers. This may include jump-start equipment, a second deck to allow multiple vehicles to be transported at once, load areas for tool kits and all the working lights and beacons to ensure safety when it is being operated on busy roads. Good tyres, durable suspension and emission management systems on the exhaust to make the vehicle greener are also desirable, so coming up with a checklist of features you would like to find in a recovery vehicle is a good idea before you start your search.
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