Towing & Services

An informative site on towing

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Who to Choose?

Do you find yourself in need of a reliable tow truck company in the area? You can rely on local towing company drivers to treat you and your vehicle with courtesy and respect. High quality customer service in the surrounding area clientele while meeting your towing needs.

What is Towing?

learn what towing is and why it is useful

Choose a Fast & Effective Towing Company

learn the difference between professional towing companies and what it means to be an effect one

How to Tow

learn the types of towing and the methods that towing can be achieved

What is Towing?

Towing is a relatively simple yet complex process which involves the coupling of two or more objects to some kind of power source in order that they might be transported or moved.

Typically any object can you use to put force on another and can be used to tow such as an animal or some other kind of tool like a wench.

Anything that can get the job done. In our modern times high powered vehicles such as trucks with combustion engines are used to provide the force and forward motion needed to tow the other object in question.

This modern method of Towing is useful for many reasons, such as moving a vehicle that might be illegally parked or disabled in some way or otherwise in an unsafe or illegal location.

Towing may be used to move heavy cargo and goods from one place to another. Other common Towing purposes might include relocating boats are other recreational vehicles such as RVs, luxury vehicles and campers.

Choose a Fast & Effective Towing Company

In almost every major city and even every small town there are varieties of towing services available. The highest quality towing provider will be able to provide you with a towing service around the clock, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

They will have the highest quality equipment and well trained, friendly drivers. No matter what your situation is when you find yourself needing to call for a tow truck or a towing service you need to know that you are in good hands. Doing your research in advance will help you choose the right tow truck company to handle your situation with the least stress possible.

How To Tell Professional Towing Companies From Bad Ones

Things to keep in mind as you pre select a professional local towing company is to find out if they have the following:

  • Proficiency in towing services
  • Trained & experienced drivers
  • Certification & insurance
  • Fast service
  • Service guarantees
  • 24 hour service, 7 days a week
  • Upfront about charges & fees

How to Tow

The modern methods for towing can be achieved through a variety of different coupling methods:

  • Ball Hitch: One involves a ball hitch. This method involves a “ball” that attaches to the towing vehicle and a “socket” that can be mounted on to the ball and then connected to the trailer. This method allows a device to be inserted into the hitch which in turn can be connected to the chassis of the vehicle needing to be towed.
  • Pintle Hook & Lunette Ring: Another method involves what is called a pintle hook and Lunette ring. This towing application is more applicable in more rugged situations with rougher terrain. The pintle hook is like a pincher that grabs the lunette ring and a connector pin to ensure a safe tow. This towing application is commonly found in industrial, military, and agricultural purposes.
  • Three Point Hitch: A three point hitch is the towing method found 10 in Agricultural and farming applications. This involves a hitch that resembles a triangle shape. When using this Towing method, the object being towed will not swivel or move in any other direction than forwards or backwards. Instead the object being towed will remain static and fixed. This Towing application is considered to be safer due to the weight of the vehicle being towed in comparison to the power source doing the towing. Additionally this will give the vehicle doing the towing, typically a tractor or other farm vehicle, more available traction maneuverability and overall safety.
  • Fifth Wheel: Fifth Wheel Towing application involves a kingpin which will be attached to the trailer of the power source and then a horseshoe or some other kind of half circle coupling mounted on the back of the towing truck. This coupling is referred to as “fifth wheel”, though there is no actual rotating wheel involved. The term fifth wheel has become commonly associated with recreational vehicles such as RV’s and campers which can be used in all kinds of different shapes and sizes and often required some kind of towing application.
  • Buffer & Chain: The coupling required to do a towing job can be achieved in several different ways however the most common is the buffer and chain coupling method used in trains. A large chain is connected to each wagon allowing the forward momentum to go from train car to train car. Buffers connect to the frame of the wagon to absorb the force of the cars coming together in the event of a sudden loss of forward momentum.