Heavy duty towing is similar to light-duty towing, the only difference is that heavy towing involves big cargos and buses while in light-duty towing, there are only small cars and trailers.
Take this as an example, let’s suppose your bus has become overheated and now has a blown head gasket. Now a standard truck won’t be enough to tow your bus. This is when heavy-duty towing comes in handy. A big bus is something that will surpass a certain weight limit and most of the time it surpasses the max limit of light-duty towing.
Here are 3 things you should know about heavy duty towing;
Towing classifications and weight limits
A normal standard truck is not necessarily designed to tow everything. They can haul cards and small trucks from the side of the road but most of them struggle with bulkier vehicles like big trucks and cargos.
Light-duty trucks which are also referred to as class A are usually to pull out vehicles that weigh around 7000 lbs or less and the truck gross vehicle rating ranges from at least 10000 lbs to 14000 lbs which also includes the total weight of the vehicle being towed.
Heavy-duty trucks are known as Class C trucks. They are only used when the towing vehicle or item is of at least 17000lbs. Yes, Class C trucks are huge and can tow up to 17000 lbs of weight easily. Heavy duty towing only has Class C trucks because they only do heavy-duty towing which is also very expensive as special machinery is used for it.
Which vehicles require heavy duty towing
Heavy duty towing is not something always needed. It’s used for only a few amount vehicles like buses, RVs, and other large trucks and vans. This is because they all weigh more than 17000 lbs.