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A very versatile medium duty Tow Truck

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Last weekend saw another Truckfest in the mid west region of the UK, bordering  Wales  in the delightful.... Malvern  Showground ....

I had the pleasure of meeting up with long time friend and colleague  Archie  Archibald,  the boss of ASK  Recovery,   A long established and highly respected Towing and  Recovery  service  based in Wales.

He had just taken delivery of a very neat  2 axle  medium duty  Volvo ....  the NRC  equipment and body  having been removed from one of Archie's old wore out trucks and fitted onto a low mileage Volvo  chassis 

All the equipment  had been shot blasted, painted and installed by Roger Dyson  Recovery Systems of Droitwich ...

Archie is delighted with the versatility of the vehicle  doing pretty well everything asked of it ....so far.   Towing anything from a small car  through to a buses and tractor units

 

 

 

 

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 Based on a 2 year old  Volvo  18 tonne  chassis

 

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The Equipment is NRC ...fitted with twin winches, rear support legs  with  detachable ground spades , motor cycle attachment  long reach underlift.  

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The control  levers are located either side  under hinged protective covers  the air lines are piped for 2 different operating pressures at the same ...to  accomodate some of the latest  European trucks fitted with  high pressure air operating systems ..

 

 

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One Locker is totally dedicated to accommodate  the very latest  VDZ  System of lift and tow attachments  necessary for lift and towing  and winching  the new breed  trucks and tractor units ...... most European manufacturers  specifying chassis attachments with 2 pick up  points  must be used for towing ...

 

 

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The easy  accessibility  of the forks, chains and airlines 

Archie tells me it is very easy to work and is delighted with the out come 

It  has been a successful  low cost  refurbishment  coming in on time and below budget ..

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