Low Loader Anatomy

A Breakdown Of Our Low Loader Tow Truck

Hydraulic Tank – All wreckers must have a hydraulic reservoir for the necessary fluid system.  The Low Loader’s hydraulic tank is integrated into the pylon, which saves space, and also ensures easy access to the hydraulic tank for quick and easy service, fill-ups and repairs.

Controls – The Low Loader’s control handle is all one piece, no linkage setups that are basically designed to fail and be replaced in 3-4 years – one piece = less problems.

Cylinders – Control all motion on towing equipment. Cylinders are extended and retracted based upon controls on valve.  Our cylinders are crafted in-house, with high quality seals, and come with a 4 year Warranty.

Bed – Carries vehicles flat.  Disabled vehicles, cars that are too low or too special to tow (sports cars, cars low to ground, classics, or luxury vehicles)

Pins & Bushings – Pins & Bronze Bushings for each pivot point.  With scheduled maintenance, they will last a lifetime, hence lifetime warranty

Subframe – The subframe is built onto the truck frame chassis and supports the flatbed.

Wheel Lift – Extends from the rear, under the bed, and grabs a car by two wheels, to tow behind on the other two wheels.   They can be manual (wheel grids and L-arms) or automatic (jaws). Designed traditionally for repossessing cars, towing single-wheel drive vehicles, and a host of other applications.

Wear Pads – sit along the subframe under the bed and slide along the subframe with the bed when it moves.  Designed to protect the metal subframe from rubbing on the metal underside of the bed.  Ours are 4-6 times thicker than average wear pads, so they last longer, and are easier to replace on the Low Loader than any other truck.

Winch – Winches are used to pull a car a certain distance to the point where it can be towed. Either from the ground onto the bed, or to pull it close enough to pick it up with the wheel lift, or out of an off-road scenario.

Lights – Almost all towing equipment uses lighting for safety in the transport and recovery of vehicles.