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Heavy Equipment Towing Tips

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We Tow Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment towing is towing, hauling, moving, and shipping heavy equipment including transport vehicles such as trailers, buses, semi-trucks, track vehicles, and more.

Types of Heavy Equipment Towing

Road Side Assistance1. Wheel Lift Tow – A tried and true, very common, quick and effective method of transporting smaller or lighter vehicles over short distances. Wheel lift trucks have a hydraulic boom with cross bars at the end. The bars are slid under the front or rear wheels then lifted, leaving the other set of wheels on the road. Wheel lift trucks are able to tow cars that are parallel parked, stalled in parking garages with low ceilings, or parked on narrow roads. This method is generally less expensive than a Flatbed tow.

Emergency Towing Services2. Flatbed Tow – Flatbed tow trucks have tilted beds that move to ground level so vehicles can be placed on their decks, tied down and totally secured. If a vehicle is immobile, it could be positioned on the deck using a winch or crane. Flatbed towing is ideal for cars with all-wheel drive and 4 wheel drive, cars that have been severely damaged and cars traveling long distances.

Although flatbed trucks are enormous, can’t fit in some spaces, and are troubled in high-traffic areas, having all four wheels of a vehicle immobilized  is best transmissions.

Heavy Equipment Towing Tips

Tip No. 1: Use the Right Equipment

Towing CarGather all necessary freight information such as the configuration, commodity type, physical dimensions, weight, etc. to confirm the assigned towing vehicle is in compliance with safety and gross weight rating.

Tip No. 2: Conduct Safety Checks

Check Tire PressureAs always, check mirrors, reflectors, tires, horns, axles, hydraulic hoses, lights, brakes, etc. prior to transit.

Tip No. 3: Secure Everything

Seal CarProperly secure everything while in transit. Check the cargo, special equipment, and all the tie downs to confirm they are tight, undamaged and locked in place. Insert pads in all edges of the towing bed to verify tie downs are not damaged from friction or weight during transit.

Tip No. 4: Distribute Weight Properly

Add OilImproper loading is one of the most common causes of transport vehicle accidents. Distribute weight properly to maintain control and avoid risk.

Tip No. 5: Check Road Laws and Local Regulatory Requirements

Car InspectionEach state has unique laws and regulations regarding the transport of commodities. Read, inquire, and comply with the necessary requirements and never assume regulations are the same from departure point to destination point.

Tip No. 6: Assign Qualified and Experienced Drivers

Paint ProtectionAssign only drivers with years of experience, the applicable training and heavy equipment certifications to transport heavy loads.

Last Minute Towing Tips to Avoid Hazards and Accidents

Southwest Florida's Leader in Heavy Equipment Towing

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Cape Coral Towing and Recovery, Inc., Southwest Florida’s towing experts, can tow it all.

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