There are many types of tow trucks. Each are designed for towing different types of vehicles that are typically classified due to the size and weight. You may notice that various towing companies will say they provide light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty towing services. Today Citywide Towing Service would like to explain medium duty towing services and the vehicles that will be considered medium duty to ensure the right truck picks up your vehicle.
Which Vehicles are Considered Medium Duty Towing?
Many wonder what vehicles will require a medium duty towing. Medium duty towing services are most often used for work vehicles, such as delivery trucks, box trucks, and utility trucks. Smaller buses and shuttles also fall under the limits of a medium duty towing. Some recreational vehicle campers, motor homes, and other recreational vehicles will also use medium duty towing services. Most common medium duty vehicles range from 14,000 to 26,000 pounds, which are class 4, 5 and 6 vehicles.
What Information Should You Give Towing Company?
When calling for a towing service, don’t feel pressured in knowing your vehicle’s weight, size and type. All that needs to be given is the vehicle’s model, make and year. You may also need to give an estimate on the vehicle’s height, width and weight. For vehicles that may be hauling or have special equipment attached to the vehicle, make sure to share that additional information. In this scenario you may require a flatbed towing service, so the additional equipment is properly secured.
Medium Duty Tow Trucks & Wreckers
The tow trucks designed for medium duty vehicles are both maneuverable and powerful and are able to retrieve large vehicles from difficult to reach places. The tow trucks have a modern wheel system that provide a unique design to prevent the tow truck wheel and tires from coming into contact with the vehicle being towed. This helps prevent unforeseen damage to the customers vehicle. The vehicle that is being towed will have the front or rear wheel secured then lifted up. It will then roll the vehicle in place. Flatbeds will secure the vehicle to prevent any damages. In short, medium duty vehicles are loaded with the same care and technique as light duty vehicles with just a few extra consideration. However, it is important that the tow truck is capable of towing the weight and size of a medium duty vehicle.
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For those who require a towing service, it is important to have the right truck. For those in work or recreational vehicles and are in need of a tow truck, make sure to ask for a medium duty tow truck and share the needed information along with any damages that may require either a wheel lift or flatbed tow truck. In most cases a medium duty tow truck can handle most work or recreational vehicles. If you have a medium duty vehicle and require a towing service Citywide Towing Service is proud to offer both light, medium and heavy duty towing services. We can help retrieve your vehicle in any situation. Citywide Towing Service provides towing and roadside assistance service 24/7. Contact us at any time!