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Tow trucks have been around for nearly as long as there have been cars on the road. Of course, over the decades, the methods for hauling away damaged or repossessed vehicles have evolved. Early towing systems required chains or hooks that wrapped around an axle or a frame rail.

Some tow truck operators still use this technique in certain conditions. The method is very secure, but it takes a fair amount of time and effort to get the vehicle into position and it can also scratch or damage the vehicle being towed.

Tire- or wheel-lift devices avoid damaging the vehicle because they only touch the tires. Brackets are fitted in front of and behind the drive wheels of the vehicle and then secured in place by steel pins. When the tow truck mechanism lifts the vehicle, the wheels are cradled between the brackets. This method of towing requires the driver to get out of the truck to position the brackets in place and insert the pins, but a skilled operator can actually do this in about 30 seconds.




TASER’s AXON Flex is a breakthrough point-of-view video system that improves transparency between law enforcement agencies and their communities, while protecting officers from false claims. 1000’s of law enforcement officers’ feedback developed AXON Flex, making it the most customer driven officer worn camera solution ever produced. There’s no one-size-fits all for law enforcement, so TASER created a multitude of flexible mounting options to meet each agency’s specific needs. Officers can mount AXON Flex on their eyewear, ball cap, collar, helmet, epaulette, body, or simply on the dash of the cruiser. With AXON Flex… you choose!


Ford found that 97% of Super Duty truck customers use their trucks for towing. That research prompted Ford to develop the new 2013 Ford tow trucks that focused on delivering best-in-class towing and payload capability with best-in-class power and fuel economy. In addition, the new Super Duty Ford wreckers offer an improved ride, improved handling, and a multitude of safety enhancements. The best feature of the Ford Super Duty tow trucks is their ability to be day-to-day work partners, capable of taking on any job.

The all new Ford Super Duty tow truck lineup offers a wide range of options to meet the needs of towing and recovery professionals. Ford tow trucks for sale are available with Regular, Super and Crew Cabs, in F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty configurations. The F-250 and F-350 Ford tow trucks for sale have three available engines: V8, V10 and a Power Stroke diesel. The F-450 Ford tow truck for sale is available only with the diesel engine.

Body configurations and load capacities are as varied as your job demands, making a Ford tow truck a good fit for almost any requirement. Whatever Ford tow truck, wrecker or rollback carrier you choose, the Super Duty F-Series allows you to configure your truck in many different ways and offers options that take it from a basic work truck to a high-tech mobile workspace.

Super Duty Ford rollback and wreckers are already the most popular tow trucks for sale on the market. The new 2013 Ford lineup of tow trucks, rollbacks and heavy duty wreckers continue their legacy as America’s ultimate work trucks for hauling and towing.


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