Friday, May 8, 2015

Interesting Facts About Towing Trucks

Today, we're exploring the most interesting facts about towing trucks. First of all, the process when two, three or more objects are coupling together while they are pulled by designated power source is called towing. This power source can be a livestock, a vehicle, a human or a vessel.

  • Before the modern vehicles were invented, the towing process was done only by people and livestock. Today, it's a different story. Today, all the motorized land vehicles can tow, and this process is implemented in almost every industry sector, starting from transportation to marine and the air sector.
  • There are 5 different types of towing trucks available on the market. The most popular type of towing trucks among the chain, wheel-lift, hook and boom truck is the flatbed one.
  • The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum is a place dedicated to towing trucks and there are many different antiques that can be seen, such as equipment, wreckers, tools, etc.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Most Important Crane Trucks Parts

A crane truck is a hydraulic vehicle equipped with a hoist, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, and the main goal is to lift and lower materials or to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them from one location to another.

Today, we're talking about the most important crane trucks parts, such as the boom, the jib, the rotex gear, the outriggers, the vehicle's cab and the detachment counterweights, so let's explore each one of them:

  • The boom is also known as a crane arm, and it is utilized for lifting and lowering heavy loads;
  • The rotex gear is allowing the boom to rotate;
  • The operator's cabin can rotate thanks to the previously mentioned rotex gear;
  • The jib is the crane truck part that can enlarge the crane boom;
  • The Outriggers give the essential balance and stability to the vehicle;
  • The counterweights are preventing the crane from being unstable during an operation