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Electric Vehicles Breakdown & Recovery

Electric Vehicles Breakdown & Recovery

New electric and hybrid vehicle models (EV&HV) are coming out all the time and sales of them are growing really quickly. For a vehicle recovery operator, this means a whole new experience in moving, lifting and loading them compared to petrol and diesel vehicles.

Polyester Webbing Straps for Load Restraint

Polyester Webbing Straps for Load Restraint

Polyester webbing straps are used for ‘non-lifting’ applications, such as load restraint. For example, tying/lashing down vehicles on the back of a truck where the characteristics and weight/strength capabilities of the strap are totally different to lifting.

Moving Electric & Hybrid Vehicles on Wheel Skates

Moving Electric & Hybrid Vehicles on Wheel Skates

An alternative way of moving Electric and Hybrid Cars opposed to 'straight dragging' is to lift onto vehicle wheel skates before winching up the vehicle bed.

Lifting onto vehicle wheel skates before winching may be more time consuming in terms of operation, however, the risk of damage to the vehicle is minimised.

When and How to Use Recovery Wheel Skate Skids

When and How to Use Recovery Wheel Skate Skids

Wheel winching skate skids

For moving or recovering cars or light commercial vehicles on a hard surface when, for whatever reason, one or more of the road wheels cannot be rotated.

This could be because the wheel(s) is locked, damaged or access to the vehicle is prohibitive (for example, vehicle locked keys not available and handbrake is on). It could also be used to unload a locked vehicle off of the back of a recovery vehicle