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.
A selection of parts for sale on trucklocatorINSIDE DOOR HANDLE, LH VOLVO D7C290 EC96 2000 Ser.N:D70123 -669A ENGINE MESH (LOW PANEL) REAR SEAL, FENDER, LH SP4481 Iveco STRALIS CURSOR 8 310HP 2005 Eng.N:000055 -785 ENGINE Wind Deflectors SP2947 Mercedes OM422 Eng.N:422.90 -0-000-099461 - ENGINE
Want to sort your results? Sort by
1992 | Recovery Vehicle
Foden 4000 Heavy recovery truck. Perkins Eagle Engine, Eaton twin splitter box, Interstater Mk1 Underlift Ramsey Winch. 12mths test. Well maintained. All towing & lifting brackets included, livery to be removed prior to sale. POA.
2004 | Recovery Vehicle
'53 plate Iveco 75E17, with Roger Dyson Silde bed recovery system with 2nd vehicle lift. Hydraloader Super winch 5075. Will carry large Sprinter vans. 12mth test, low mileage. POA
ERF EC X
ERF ECX RECOVERY TRUCK FITTED WITH ROGER DYSON 2004 QUICK SWAP & TAG Recovery Vehicles
Iveco Eurocargo 18-23 FLATBED RECOVERY
1998 | Recovery Vehicle
IVECO 18-23 4 X 2 FLAT BED RECOVERY WITH HYDRAULIC RAMPS WINCH ON SPRING SUSPENSION YEAR 1998 IN VERY GOOD CONDITION IVECO
Scania 4 Series 94 220
1997 | Recovery Vehicle
1997 SCANIA 94 220 4x2 Vehicle Transporter with Spec Lift, Palfinger PK14080, Street Lifter & Roller Flex Cover Recovery Vehicles
1999 | Recovery Vehicle
1999 MERCEDES BENZ 3353 6x4 Heavy Underlift Recovery Recovery Vehicles
Mercedes-Benz Vario 709
2000 | Recovery Vehicle
MERCEDES-BENZ 814 CREW CAB SPECK LIFT. Recovery Vehicles
Iveco Cargo 75E15
1997 | Recovery Vehicle | 7500kg
Iveco 75E15, 1997, 7.5 tonne recovery Truck, electrical winch & ramps, good working condition, 12 months M.O.T
Iveco Eurocargo 75E17 7.5 TON RECOVERY TRUCK
2002 | Recovery Vehicle | 7500kg
BRAND NEW CONDITION, NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT. REF H609 HGV
1995 | Recovery Vehicle | 26000kg
1995 MERCEDES-BENZ 1735 6x2 CAB CHASSIS MID LIFT - EX RECOVERY VEHICLE Rigid Trucks
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.
Earlier this month Volvo Trucks introduced a new technology to its range of construction vehicles, boasting that no other manufacturer can offer an equivalent system to match the automatic... Read MoreRead Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 991 For FREE Now
The latest issue of Truck and Plant Locator is available to read online now. Issue 991, an International special, features 120 pages of new and used trucks, vans and plant equipment for... Read MoreDAF Marks Two Decades Of Market Dominance
DAF trucks have been outselling its rivals in the UK each year since 1995, and the firm was proud to announce this impressive 20-year stint at the top of the market this month. In the... Read MoreNew Isuzu Trucks To Appear At UK Exhibition
The RWM event is set to take place next month at the NEC in Birmingham, bringing together representatives from the resource and waste management industries as part of a three-day exhibition... Read MoreElectric Motorways Will Power Swedish Trucks
In the next 15 years the Swedish government will be pursuing a huge project which will see it attempt to turn the entire nation’s transport infrastructure into one which can run without... Read MoreRead Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 990 For FREE Now
The latest issue of Truck and Plant Locator is available to read online now. Issue 990, an African special, features 120 pages of new and used trucks, vans and plant equipment for sale... Read MoreStrong Truck Sales Help Bolster Market Performance
The first half of 2015 has been a lucrative period for truck manufacturers, as the number of new vehicles in this category registered in the UK was up by 40%, according to statistics... Read MoreRead Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 989 For FREE Now
The latest issue of Truck and Plant Locator is available to read online now. Issue 989, an International special, features 120 pages of new and used trucks, vans and plant equipment for... Read More