Blog Difference between Medium and Heavy duty towing services
Ever got a truck breakdown and needed a towing company? Then chances are that you may have encountered some which claim to be “specialized in heavy-duty towing services”.
Yes, towing services differ for different types of vehicles. It all depends on the size and weight of the vehicle. For example, your pickup truck, which is normally perceived as a heavy-duty vehicle, actually needs a medium towing service.
It’s important to know the type of towing service you need. It will help you choose the best towing services that perfectly suits your needs. Using the wrong type of towing truck to handle your vehicle may lead to damages like rear and front bumper dents.
Here we give a brief about the two types of towing services usually associated with trucks- Medium and heavy-duty towing.
But before that you need to know about Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) which is the weight of your vehicle when loaded to a maximum. You can easily get these figures for your vehicle from the manufacture’s web page or manual.
For a medium duty vehicleGVWR can be in the range of 14,001 to 26,000 pounds. So basically, any commercial vehicle, like a commercial truck, bus, pickup truck can be classified as medium duty.
Heavy-duty vehicles have GVWR in the range of 26,001 to 33,001 pounds. You can say that vehicles like city transit buses, mobile crames etc, come under this category.
Medium duty truck towing services
In Medium duty truck towing services, the trucks used for towing are capable of handling the medium vehicles. They usually are flat beds and can easily carry weight of upto 26,000 pounds. Flatbeds are used because it is the safest method. Here the vehicle is placed on to the bed, so there will be no contact of your medium vehicles’ tires with the road.