Hydraulic Tilt Trailer Plans for Towing Business
By Wally Cass, Towing Business Owner and Operator. Trailer Designer and Builder
If you are looking to purchase a trailer for towing cars, trucks, and motorcycles then I have the ultimate trailer plans for you that was designed and built by myself, many years ago, in 1998 and now I am making the trailer plans available exclusively for the first time. Read this entire article to see how the trailer plans will benefit you.
I have been in the tow truck business for over twenty five years and I have towed thousands of cars, trucks and all types of equipment. I have never had a damage claim since starting my independent towing service in 1995 and I don't think too many towing operators can actually say that. I can attribute this damage free record simply by my choice of using this trailer as my prefered method for towing cars, trucks and motorcycles. Of course, I must also know how to hook up to the vehicle properly.
For those of you who are thinking about starting a tow truck or towing business or maybe you already own a towing business, let me explain briefly how this trailer will benefit you and how I started my tow truck business with minimal cost. I will tell you why I chose to operate with this type of trailer and why it is the ultimate trailer for towing cars, trucks and motorcycles in the light duty class. I have towed medium duty vehicles with this trailer but it's really designed for the light duty class under one ton.
I started my tow truck business with very little investment back in 1995. It may not have been glamorous starting with a Ford f-150 and a used tilt car trailer but it got me started in the tow truck business with very little investment.
For economical reasons I also decided to tow only in the light duty class, all cars, motorcycles and pick up trucks up to one ton (excluding one tons). The one ton tow trucks are the start of the medium duty class.
Also being that it was a goose neck, fifth wheel type setup, I could jack knife the trailer, getting into spots that conventional flatbed tow trucks could not get into.
Advantages of towing with a hydraulic tilt towing trailer:
After my tow truck business was established and I had a steady income rolling in, I decided that It was time for newer towing equipment and frankly, no one built the type of equipment that I wanted to use for my towing business and I couldn't find the proper trailer plans, So I decided to build my own towing trailers. I actually built two of them.
The objective was to build the trailer with the lowest possible loading angle and yet have the fender height remain low enough for all vehicle doors to clear the fenders when the doors are opened. The outcome was: the trailer bed height is only 17.5 inches off the ground and only requires the bed to tilt one and half feet to hit the ground. I couldn't have been happier with the trailers low profile loading angle and opening the vehicles door when loaded cleared the trailers fenders easily.
which did not require additional suspension parts like leaf springs and hangers. Therefore the maintenance costs were diminished. I also used diamond plate steel decking which not only looked good but vehicles with a missing wheel or two would slide off easier. If you decide to use a trailer with a wood deck the vehicle missing a wheel will only dig into the wood and will not slide off. Even winching the vehicle on the trailer with a wood deck could be a problem.
If you are looking for a conventional tow truck at around $10,000, More than likely it will be junk and a older model. So I was happy to invest $10,000 in towing equipment that was brand new and built the way I wanted it to perform. The trailer has passed the test of time and has lasted over 13 years and is still working today! The trailer has paid for itself many times over.
If you decide you want to build your own tilt trailer then I think you will be very pleased with the looks and performance of this trailer. Upon inspection for it's first registration, the state patrol officer told me it was the nicest towing trailer he had ever seen and he instantly titled the trailer. The compliments didn't stop there. I receive compliments from almost everyone that see's it. Getting business accounts is easy once the business owner sees for himself what type of towing equipment you will be towing his vehicles with. If you would like to purchase the trailer plans to build this trailer The click the sign up button below.
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Not only will you receive the trailer plans but you will have access to all of this additional information. Simply choose the topics your interested in.
There are over 60 videos explaining how to tow a car or truck in the light duty class, unlocking vehicles, and showing proper towing equipment. Note: The videos mostly show hooking up to a vehicle using a flatbed as this is my primary and preferred method of towing. However there are discussions about the wheel lift tow truck, the good and bad aspects and why you may consider a flatbed tow truck advantageous over the wheel lift. (ultimately less work and no worries about the drive train of the vehicle being towed)
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