Owning a tow truck company will cost a lot of money because of the vehicles to be bought, the permits to be acquired and the drivers to be employed. Heavy duty tow trucks are an important part of the industry because they can tow larger vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, box trucks, tractor trailers and other large vehicles which flatbed and winch trucks can not tow because they are much smaller than those large vehicles.
Heavy duty trucks are nowadays the backbone of hundreds of towing companies across the country. Brand new models, range from $70,000-$85,000 to purchase due to their scale and how much hardware is required to render it a good piece of towing machinery. They ‘re made with a normal cab or a team taxi. A crew cab can cost you more as the two-three additional seats in the second row take more material because that makes the truck’s front even bigger than a normal cab.
Each day, tow trucks are required all over the US roads owing to collisions, breakdowns, traffic delays, unauthorized parking and so much more. Police forces around the nation usually have one or two of their arsenal of emergency cars, based on the nature of the community or town they serve. Such equipment can be employed by city forces to pull improperly abandoned heavy vehicles from the highways, tow down damaged fire engines and tow bigger cars that were involved in collisions where a towing service is not accessible to clear the lane.
Heavy duty vehicles have a winch device on their driver’s rear because the car they are towing is kept lower above the ground because the winch on the chassis is higher than a smaller driver. The car being towed sits on two rubber mats on the tow truck at the bottom of the winch spike, freeing the rear wheels for towing on the highway. It can be very profitable to operate a heavy duty tow truck service, particularly if the business is situated next to a major highway or a trucking hub, offering the service more chances to tow large vehicles.