Eagle Wrecker Service
Eagle Towing provides fast and efficient flatbed towing and wrecker services to the community of Arlington, Texas. You may be asking, “What’s the difference between a flatbed tow and wrecker service?” Well, depending upon the reason for needing to call a towing company one may be more effective than the other.
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle collision and your vehicle is in the middle of the road and unable to move on its own power, and there is nothing preventing a flatbed tow truck from just scooping it up, then it’s best to ask for a flatbed. On the other hand, if your vehicle is down a steep embankment, or rolled over on its top, you’re in need for recovery services, which is where the wrecker tow truck shines.
To a hammer, everything looks like a nail, and to the average motorist every tow truck looks the same, but there are dramatic differences between the various types of wrecker beds available. One consideration are the winches. A flatbed tow truck is usually equipped with one winch that’s at the head of the bed behind the cab. With dual-line wreckers, you have 2 winches behind the cab, equipped with a boom. This greatly aids in accident recovery
We Are Wrecker Specialists
As a motorist, it’s not necessary to fully understand the ends and outs of the towing industry, we’re sure you are a specialist in your field as well. What is good to understand is that wreckers can do much more in certain situations than a flatbed tow truck can, and if you find yourself needing recovery please ask for one of our wrecker service specialists to respond. Contact Us
WHEN WRECKER SERVICE IS NEEDED
Here are a few of the reasons a wrecker may be necessary
- Down an Embankment
- High-Centered on Obstruction
- Stuck in Mud
- Tight Alley-Way
- Rollover Recovery
- Dislodging Two Vehicles
- Stuck In Park
The wrecker tow truck is different than a flatbed tow truck in many ways. To begin with, both wreckers and flatbeds have their advantages in certain situations, a wrecker is much more versatile when it comes to accident recovery. If you are involved in a slide-off or motor vehicle collision it, depending upon the circumstances it may be best to ask for wrecker service.
How Far Is Your Car From Solid Surface?
Every day we receive calls from motorists who need our help with winching. For one reason or another, they find themselves stuck in the mud, down an embankment, in flooded water, or some other precarious predicament. When this happens, we always ask the question; “How far is your car from solid surface? The reason for this is, we are trying to ascertain how close we can get to their vehicle with our wrecker.
Why is this important?
In order to provide the safest, most efficient, and reasonably priced services possible, we need to determine what resources are necessary to get the job done. Recently we were called to provide winching service to a customer who claimed that she was 1000 feet from solid surface. Well, as you might imagine, we rallied the troops, gathered as much chain and rope as we could find, and sent two tow trucks to provide the necessary wrecker service. However, upon arriving at the scene, we were shocked and somewhat relieved to learn that the vehicle was only 250 feet from solid surface.
Tow Trucks Are Heavy
An average car weighs around 3,000 pounds, an F250 weighs about 6,000 pounds. We drive F550’s with wrecker beds and equipment, consequently, our tow trucks weigh around 13,000 pounds each. Furthermore, if your 3,000-pound car sinks in the mud what do you think is going to happen to our wrecker? The point is, if we get too close to you when you are stuck, we’re going to be stuck too.
For faster, safer, and more reasonably priced winching services, when you need a wrecker, please do the best that you can to determine how far your vehicle is from solid surface.