Flatbed Tow TrucksImage of Flatbed Tow Trucks in WRECKER247 . Perhaps the most common and widespread type of towing vehicles – a flatbed tow truck – has a long empty bed with a flat top, with hydraulics systems used for moving the flatbed upwards and downwards. These vehicles are quite easy to use since you can simply drive your vehicle up the ramp, or have it pulled up. They are also rather helpful when it comes to transporting vehicles which have had a roadside problem or have been involved in an accident. Flatbed tow trucks are used to transport a wide variety of vehicles (even boats), and the best part is – these bad boys are among the safest in the business!.

Wheel-Lift Tow Truck Wheel-lift tow trucks have a mechanism similar to the hook and chain tow trucks, but the main difference is that they use a metal yoke instead of chains. This way they cause far less damage to the towed vehicle. Here’s how wheel-lift tow truck work: The metal yoke is hooked under the rear or front wheels. A pneumatic hoist or hydraulic lift suspends the rear or front side of the vehicle in order to lift it from the ground and pull it away. Front wheel drive vehicles are pulled by their entrance wheels. Although this option is not as safe or protected as flatbed tow trucks, these tow truck are less expensive..

(CONVENTIONAL)Hook and Chain Tow Trucks Image of Hook and Chain Tow TrucksHook and chain tow trucks are very versatile and are used to transport various types of cargo that is difficult to handle. These trucks are less common today, though. A huge amount of pressure is being applied to the towed vehicles via this towing method, which is why most towing services avoid using these vehicles. Also, if the chain gets wrapped, it can damage or scratch the towed vehicle, thus it is recommended that you use a hook and chain tow truck mostly for transporting wrecked and damaged cars. Another downside of this option is that it cannot be used on all-wheel and 4×4 drives as it can severely damage the drivetrain. So, if you find yourself in need of towing services for a vehicle that is wrecked, the hook and chain tow trucks are perhaps the best choice for you. When your car is already totaled and wrecked, some additional damage to its bumper, for example, isn’t that big of a deal..


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