Recovery on trade plates
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We were interested to read the inquiry (CM June 5) to the Q and A Bureau from a firm of haulage contractors concerning the use of trade plates on an articulated tractive unit as a recovery vehicle, presumably for towing only.
We agree with your reply, but would point out that if your inquirers were using a tractor fitted with a recovery crane, then its use on trade plates would be legal. This can easily be achieved by the use of our Trailbak Detachable Recovery Crane. This can be fitted and removed in a matter of minutes and gives a lifting capacity of up to 43tons, according to the weight of the tractor. It is available for attachment to either fifth-wheel or automatic couplings.
BARRY D. BATE. Managing Director, B. Dixon-Bate Ltd, Chester.