Now is a difficult time to get into the towing industry as a tow truck operator. The economy is still in the tank and people are coming up with creative ways to get their broken down vehicle from point A to point B. It is wise to realize that if you are just getting into the tow truck industry, you should have a look at used tow trucks for sale as opposed to new tow trucks for sale. Currently Crawford Truck has dozens of used tow trucks for sale that range in price from $6,000 to $35,000. For an entrepreneur that is just starting out, that chances of getting a loan for these amounts is much higher than for a new Jerr-dan, which can range from $55,000 to $100,000. Both avenues offer benefits and negatives. If you bought into an existing tow truck company, you may already have the finances to look at new rollbacks for sale. If this is the case, then Crawford Truck has an excellent selection of wreckers in Massachusetts available.
Another factor that should be considered when you are selecting the right Jerr-Dan for your business is what rig will make your job the easiest due to your location, city or rural area, and size of the area your willing to cater to i need a tow truck. Typically in the Northeast, the majority of quality tow truck operators choose Jerr-Dan which have flat beds or they look for rollback trucks for sale. One of the reasons for this is that many vehicles in New England have all wheel drive and you can’t use just any wrecker in Massachusetts to pull an all wheel drive vehicle.
Although Jerr-Dan, has recently introduced two new wreckers to the market, that are proving to be very versatile with our client base. The Element by Jerr-Dan offers reliability with street agility. The Element offers “patented over-center LOCKLINK mechanism which locks wheel retaining arms in the full tire-engaged position” and “hydraulic self-loader which offers low profile crossbar with friction- adjustable, self centering feature.”
In addition, the MPL and MPL40 Jerr-Dan wreckers offer smart design and relenting performance. This wrecker in Massachusetts offers the longest under lift, over-center LOCKLINK mechanism and a modular aluminum body. One of the most useful features of the MPL is the clear deck top which offers more space for storage- the most usable flat storage in the tow truck industry.
The Jerr-Dan MPL40 offers all the great features of the MPL, but also offers some unique optional equipment. One such feature is the Motorcycle towing Adaptor which makes one operator loading and unloading of motorcycles a walk in the park. In addition, the MPL40 is also capable of utilizing a Tow Sling which gives the Jerr-Dan additional recovery options for damaged vehicles. The boom feature is also a must for every tow truck fleet. The 8-ton Boom is all hydraulic and offers many additional features to allow for more recoveries in multiple situations.