Tow Dolly

                                                   Tow Dolly

     Dolly is a simple, cost-efficient towing instrument. Usually, this is employed for personal vehicles or damaged vehicles either within the city or between the cities.

Tow dolly description:

    It is an unpowered mechanical device that connects the towing and trailing vehicle. The trailing vehicle is placed on the dolly such that it aligns with the direction of the towing vehicle. The front wheels of the trailer vehicle are held unrotated with the help of ratchet tire straps. Heavy security chains hold the structure of the car so that towing will not damage the trailer vehicle.

      Although the design is simple and lightweight, it has good structural rigidity and strength. However, the dolly dimensions should be able to match the dimensions of the trailing vehicle. This factor also dictates the safety measures in the dolly.

Towing with dolly:

     The dolly is connected very rigidly to the towing vehicle. The towing must be done gently at normal controllable speed to not damage both trailer vehicles and dolly. Although all these precautions are followed and the vehicle is held tightly to the dolly, the ground clearance offered by the trailer vehicle is also important. The longer the trailer vehicle’s length, the lesser the ground clearance and more chances of getting vehicle damaged.

   With respect to these pros and cons with a dolly, while its cost-efficient and lightweight structure offer a huge advantage for the towing, taking care of the ground clearance and speed of towing will make it the best option for towing personal vehicles.…

Towing Tips and Tricks

                                                      Towing

Towing is the process of moving an item, usually a vehicle of varying sizes, and moving it from one location to another location. This process is often accomplished by a vehicle that has, what is called, towing applications.

A vehicle that has these forms of applications has a motor that has the proper horsepower and torque to accomplish the movement of an item with high weight or poundage. To understand how a vehicle is able to move something with so much weight when the moving vehicle itself does not have as much weight behind it, one must have a basic working understanding of physics. A vehicle of any means can follow the principles in physics and has more power to pull an item than it does with pushing an item.

Instruments used for Towing

 A modernized tow truck is used to complete the task of moving vehicles from one area, typically a vehicular accident, to another area, typically a mechanics garage for repair.

There are of course other applications for moving a vehicle. Sometimes a vehicle is brought to an automobile auction and vehicles are purchased by buyers. Often times these vehicles are not in proper working condition as they can be considered antique or classic cars that need to be moved to the buyer’s garage for mechanical reconstruction or repair

      Another application is moving heavy machinery from one location to another. Heavy machinery is used on various construction sites and is oftentimes very large and heavy. These machines are not equipped for travel on highways as their vehicles do not have the capability to go at such high speeds. They also do not have proper tires for highway travel. Therefore, these vehicles must be transported by using a towing vehicle that will transport and deliver them from one construction job to another.

Finally, repossessions of vehicles are completed by tow trucks. First, repossessions by banks or credit unions when a lease fails to make payments on a vehicle. The bank or credit union will arrange for repossession of the vehicle by towing the vehicle. Second, police officers utilize tow trucks when having a vehicle removed during an arrest of the owner of the vehicle or during the cleanup after an accident that makes the vehicle not driveable. Finally, the removal of vehicles occurs when vehicles are found parked in illegally marked parking areas. The vehicle gets a place at a large parking lot which is charged to the owner on a daily fee schedule in what is called an impound. …