With the amount of change we have seen in technology, it’s no surprise that other items have vastly improved as well. The modern heavy-duty towing industry has progressed substantially since the first patent in 1919 for the first wrecker-style vehicle. Today, Marietta Wrecker will share with you what exactly to look for in a heavy towing company. Our towing service provides excellent care and towing operators with extensive knowledge to provide the best service.
What to look for In A heavy Towing company?
First, we need to cover what “heavy duty” towing covers. It covers:
- Motor homes
- Frac Tanks
- Boom Trucks
- Bob Tails
- Straight Trucks
- Dump Trucks
- Garbage Trucks
- Cranes and others
How is a heavy-duty truck’s towing capacity calculated?
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) system is used for a heavy-duty’s towing capacity as well as every other level of tow truck. This system takes into account the weight of the actual tow truck, any potential additional weight of the cargo and passengers, and onboard fluids (gas, coolant, etc.). Drivers are able to know if a specific rig would be a better option by applying GVWR. You need to look for a towing service that will properly calculate which rig will be best for your equipment. After all, you are trusting the towing service to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. This may be one of the most important aspects to look for in a heavy towing company!
Towing equipment available
There are multiple different key components involved in the primary equipment of a heavy-duty tow truck. You want to look for these things in a towing company.
- Wheel lifts (also known as underlifts)
The wheel lifts purpose is to attach to the front or back wheels of a vehicle in order to hoist them from the road. This allows the other wheels not connected to stay constant at road level for transport.
- Light Bars
This is definitely an important thing to look for when getting towing service. Light bars can be placed right behind the driver’s window to give a source of light when needed. This comes in handy in low-visibility conditions like nighttime or rain. They are great sources of light for helping those involved in the towing service to properly see whilst completing the job.
You want to look for efficiency and practicality in a heavy towing company. If the towing company came unprepared with no light bar, they could not effectively secure the vehicle for towing.
- Boom Lifts
This is something you have probably seen before but do not know exactly the name of. A boom is the high extension rig of the truck that is placed on the back. Their sling at the end effectively cradles the vehicle in order to properly fit it into the desired position onto the truck. In fact, some booms let the heavy-duty truck rotate. This may happen if necessary to remove vehicles that are located in a hard-to-reach spot. There are also sometimes rear outriggers that give the truck more stability for heavy loads.
It is important to note that not all heavy-duty trucks are made the exact same way; however, most of the components listed will be present in some form or fashion. You need to look for a heavy equipment hauling company that performs the best every time.
Here at Marietta Wrecker, our competitive advantage is that we can transport or anything. Our quality service is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are able to give quality service at any of those times. Since our towing service takes pride in our services, let’s talk about how much we can transport. Our heavy-load equipment in the Marietta Wrecker Service fleet utilizes state-of-the-art dispatch and towing management software. Our philosophy is to have the best equipment in order to attract and retain the best employees.
Having the best employees equals having the best service for you with any need you have! Whether it is heavy equipment hauling or more of a light duty job, we are here for you. Our heavy duty machinery and equipment transport services provide towing for any size and scope. We are prepared to take tens of thousands of weight off of you and tow your vehicle.
Want to know more about a heavy-duty tow truck?
You should look for a responsible heavy towing company. One that can accommodate your needs quickly and respond with a sense of urgency.
Marietta Wrecker has the ability to handle the heaviest of trucks and equipment because we have a large, versatile fleet that allows us to do so. We are also able to offer local and long-distance towing, swap-outs, pull starts, and power only. In addition to providing towing services, Marietta Wrecker Service also offers recovery towing services. This includes rollovers, load shifts/transfers, winch outs, decking, and undecking. We offer a full line of support equipment ready to assist in any situation resulting from an accident or overturned truck or tractor-trailer. Marietta Wrecker Service specializes in performing towing recoveries swiftly and efficiently.
Overall the towing service you choose is working to help you. Make sure you lean on reliable, efficient, and quick service for your heavy equipment hauling. Check out one of our recent reviews to help make your decision to go with Marietta Wrecker for your needs.
“Very professional and genuinely friendly people. Got to us FAST in spite of rush-hour and Braves traffic…Marietta Wrecker sets the bar high and deserves to be #1!” Call us today for any towing needs that may come up.