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The U K Professional Recovery Tow Show photos


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The Professional Recovery  Tow Show ..the largest in the UK   took place at the Telford International Centre  it was pronounced a huge success  with record Exhibitors, Visitors and Vehicles on display  offering the very latest Towing and Recovery equipment  from mighty Rotators right through to ratchet straps,    off road winch trucks to depollution equipment , from the UK and around the world...

Business seminars   and a very strong presence from all the Towing associations,   the  gala night and award ceremony in front of 500  guests  was very enjoyable .... even a major power cut could not spoil the evening ....towing and recovery folk spend half of their working time in the darkness  no drama !!







A 5 axle,   twin steer, double drive,  rear steer  5th axle,  Volvo   fitted with Century equipment from Boniface Engineering  built to a very high specification for Millers Recovery 







A 4 axle twin steer  Mercedes  from Boniface  for N S  Clarke  Recovery ....    check out the top flyer 







A very light weight snatcher  ideal for getting into multi storey and underground car parks,   fitted with dolly wheels for that job with lost keys or stuck in park 







This is a very light weight tow dolly  aptly called a Stow and Tow   it all folds up and fits into the rear of the van below  it can legally tow vehicles up to  1  1/2  tons 









A double deck  transporter capable  of carrying  4 cars  .....1 on the top deck,   2 small cars on the platform  1 in the rear car lift  built by Dave Bland Engineering  for  Furness Recovery also equipped  with a  6 seater passenger cab....




A lightweight Roll back  with alloy body  built by Dave Bland  Engineering  for Bells Recovery




Proud purchasers  Mr and Mrs Robin Bell  checking out their new asset  with  ther friends from Highway Recovery 




A medium duty   using  NRC  equipment  and built by  Dave Bland  Engineering   check out the length of the boom ...  this truck was sold shortly after

this picture was taken.







A  Specialist  Street Lifter  for the  CMG  Group  specifically designed for damage free inner city  tow aways  a 2 car capacity up to 4 tons each  one on the platform and one in the spectacle  lift  built and supplied by  the Roger Dyson  Group.




A  double deck transporter for  NYR Recovery    the payload on the platform  is a maximum of 10 tons  and  an underlift  with a 6 ton capacity ...

Below is another landoll for the NYR  heavy haul  fleet 







 An easy track for  Crouch Recovery 




 A  4x4 recovery unit for off road work  complete with lorry loader knuckleboom  crane  for salvage recovery   for Welsh operator  Walls Celtic Recovery 





This is a  clever idea.....  an air bar  which is connected to the PTO controls  and when the PTO is engaged  the air bar extends from the side of the truck by 2 feet and has flashing and chasing LED  red lights  giving an added warning device for the oncoming traffic ...





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 More pictures of the show20190926_091925.thumb.jpg.edd01385b4ffebd2ef7793d3cb740316.jpg





This is a 4x4 go anywhere winching truck....   made by Mercedes  called a unimog ..very popular in Europe especially in mountainous and isolated terrain  

The equipment has been manufactured  by specialist equipment company    Syren  Engineering  I had a rotator built by syren and we found it almost bullet proof 

This vehicle is fitted with front and rear mounted winches  and a huge rear spade  that can be driven deep into the ground  plus a crane for high pulls 

Sorry about the picture quality 






This is a double extending trailer  supplied to Mick Gould Commercials   by Rydam international    from faymondville Holland 

It has so many features ,    all wheel steer , raise and lower neck, hydraulic flip toe ramps , the suspension can be lowered to achieve the minimum loading angle 



Hydraulic stabilaser legs  for rigid loading 





The tractor is a category 3 heavy haul unit  double drive with reduction hubs










I have included the manufacturers plate  the numbers are in  kilograms   multiply that by 2.2  will give you that in pounds  gross weight in the UK    220,000 lbs 

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Some more pictures of the show 





The Slow Down Move Over  booth   with  Campaigner  Paul Anstee  ( right )  and Bob Percy ....selling decals and  Tee Shirts ....all proceeds go to the towing industry benevolent fund.





Carrying out an end roll  on a gas tanker  using  the synthetic chains  from  B / A  very light and durable. ....I can foresee them becoming very  popular in future 




Lifting the front using 2 winches through 1 running block ,   all the control was through the rear winches, the front only for the lift 



A closer look at the chains and grab hook  ...all available from B / A..




The Hough Green 5 axle Volvo  and the Crouch Scania   recovering an overturned compactor trailer  threading through the gap and onto the trailer 





We removed the tractor first and then lifted it out of the way .....







Recovery  expert  Jason Farnall   a key member of the display team  checking out and packing his bags ready for home after the show ....he is supposed to be on light duties after  major back surgery  a few weeks ago   yeh right !! 




A very low approach rollback    4 degrees loading angle     by Boniface 





A rear steer powder tanker demonstrating  a new 5th wheel adaptor attached to the underlift crosshead, that  activates the rear steer controls ....thus removing the necessity to chain up the rear trailer axle to tow 




The very latest Scania  3 axle tractor  from Sweden   650 horse power    4 metres tall   


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Hey John ... thanks for sending me your HERO nomination for Ian Wallace. His actions to save a life are truly admirable. See you in Chattanooga. Best Regards.     R.

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