Fast, Damage-Free Winch Out Service in Channahon, Joliet and Across Chicagoland
The winch on a tow truck is a crucial piece of equipment used for various tasks, including recovering and towing heavy vehicles such as semi-trucks, buses, and construction equipment. The winch’s capacity and power are matched to the towing vehicle’s size and weight capacity.
We have multiple tow trucks of each size in our fleet ready to winch you out of any situation no matter how difficult.
Here’s how the winch size and power typically relate to the type of tow truck:
- Light-Duty Tow Trucks: These are used for towing smaller vehicles like cars and motorcycles. Light-duty tow trucks usually have winches with lower capacities, typically ranging from 4,000 pounds to 8,000 pounds. These winches are less powerful compared to those on heavier tow trucks.
- Medium-Duty Tow Trucks: These tow trucks are used for towing larger vehicles such as vans, small trucks, and some RVs. They have winches with higher capacities, often between 8,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds, providing more pulling power than light-duty winches.
- Heavy-Duty Tow Trucks: Heavy-duty tow trucks are designed for towing larger vehicles like semi-trucks, buses, and construction equipment. They are equipped with much more powerful winches, which can have capacities ranging from 15,000 pounds to 50,000 pounds or more. These winches are capable of handling the substantial weight and size of heavy vehicles.
- Rotator Tow Trucks: Rotator tow trucks are specialized heavy-duty vehicles equipped with a rotating crane-like boom. They have exceptionally powerful winches that can exceed 100,000 pounds in capacity. Rotators are used for complex recovery operations, such as uprighting overturned vehicles or recovering vehicles from difficult terrain.
The winch’s capacity is an essential factor in determining a tow truck’s ability to safely recover and tow vehicles of varying sizes and weights. At Mighty’s Towing & Recovery Inc, our tow truck operators select the appropriate truck and winch based on the specific job requirements to ensure safe and effective towing and recovery operations.